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The first systematic study of inter-group interaction was carried out by Sherif et al While it was removed from the arena of large organisations, two groups were studied in a boy's recreational camp; it was an example of a planned observation study. The two groups were encouraged to develop separate identities.
The following observations were made between the groups: Each group began to view the other group as an enemy b. Hostility increased as communication between them decreased; this encouraged negative stereotyping of each other to arise c.
The effects of winning or losing an inter-group competition: Inter group competition therefore has advantages and disadvantages Advantages: Encourage and reward groups on their contribution to the organisational goals 'the common good' rather than just to individual group goals b.
Stimulate high level of interaction and communication between groups and provide rewards for inter-group collaboration c. Encourage movement of staff across group boundaries in order to increase mutual understanding of problems d.
Avoid putting groups in head on conflict by competing for resources or status Communication in groups Factors affecting communication in groups Communication in groups is complex and without careful organisation can have a negative impact on the outputs from the group.
Supporting factors There is better communication in groups that: Group norms Guide behaviours facilitate interaction by specifying the kinds of reactions expected or acceptable in particular situations.
Group norms exist when: Group think What is group think? The term was devised in the s by the American psychologist Irving Janis, who analysed group decision making in the Bay of Pigs fiasco. He defined group think as a form of decision making characterised by uncritical acceptance of a prevailing point of view.
It is a form of collective delusion, where bizarre policies are rationalised collectively and contradictory evidence is discredited. Members of the group suffer an illusion of both invulnerability and morality, and construct negative stereotypes of outsiders.
In the health service this may happen where a health authority is under great outside pressure because of e. Eight Main Symptoms of Group Think: Members ignore obvious danger, take extreme risk, and are overly optimistic. Members discredit and explain away warning contrary to group thinking.
Members believe their decisions are morally correct, ignoring the ethical consequences of their decisions. The group constructs negative stereotypes of rivals outside the group.
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Members pressure any in the group who express arguments against the group's stereotypes, illusions, or commitments, viewing such opposition as disloyalty. Members withhold their dissenting views and counter-arguments.
Members perceive falsely that everyone agrees with the group's decision; silence is seen as consent. Some members appoint themselves to the role of protecting the group from adverse information that might threaten group complacency.
The group should be made aware of the causes and consequences of group think. The leader should be neutral when assigning a decision-making task to a group, initially withholding all preferences and expectations.
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