CRS 333 Lecture 2 Notes
CRS 333 Lecture 2 Notes CRS 333
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Date Created: 09/20/15
Primary Elements of a System System is a set of interconnected parts working together to form a whole in the context of a changing environment Interconnectedness of Parts every group is a system systems composed of input resources that come from outside the system throughput process of transforming input into output to keep the system functioning output continual results of the group s throughput transformation of input Ripple Effect chain reaction a small part can have a significant impact can be positive or negative Synergy group performance from joint action of members exceeds expectations based on perceived abilities and skills of individual group members whole is great than the sum of its parts produced in 2 ways members work cooperatively to achieve common goals members have deep diversity can have negative synergy Systems are never static Adaptability to change Dynamic Equilibrium balance of stability and change group must regulate the degree rate and desirability of change Openness and Change Openness degree of continuous interchange with the outside environment Adaptability the adjustment of group boundaries in response to changing conditions Boundary Control determines the amount of access a group has to input ic influence from outsiders physical barriers psychological barriers linguistic barriers rules roles networks Influence of Size complexity of group increases as size of group increases larger groups tend to have more nonparticipants than smaller groups smaller groups tend to have less disagreement and dissatisfaction group size affects cooperation overall group climate suffers when groups become too large best group size is the smallest size capable of performing the task effectively
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