MGT415 Week 5 Discussion 1 & 2

Readings
Read the following chapters in
Group Behavior in Organizations:

  1. Chapter 9: Leadership
  2. Chapter 10: Group Cooperation and Conflict 

Discussions
To participate in the following discussions, go to this week’s Discussion link in the left navigation.

  1. Leadership
     
    In a group environment, should leaders be assigned at the beginning of a project or should leaders emerge as the group is working on the project? Outline the positives and negatives of each approach. Is there a particular type of group that uses a particular leadership approach? Why do you think this is the case? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. 
     
  2. Conflict and Competition
     
    Discuss whether intergroup conflict and intergroup competition are the same or different. Provide examples to support your position. What strategies can a leader use to ensure that there are positive results from the conflict or competition? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.

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