Groups in Organizations: Formation & Types


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A Provost at a University is giving a presentation and asks to have the Dean of the Business School (Gregg) and the Department Chair of the Management Department (Daniel) with him during the presentation. Gregg and Daniel make up a _____ group.

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1. At Janet's workplace a group of employees who are interested in learning more about public speaking have decided to meet in an effort to form a local chapter that will help them to improve their skills in that area. This is an example of a/an _____.

2. Which of the following would NOT be a reason for employees to form an interest group?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Humans organize into groups for different reasons, and to perform different sorts of tasks. Quiz questions focus on identifying the various types of groups.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Command group
  • Informal group
  • Interest group
  • Friendship group
  • Formal group

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on groups in organizations
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as formal group and command group
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding a group that involves employees who like to socialize in and out of work

Additional Learning

To learn more about groups in organizations, review the lesson called Groups in Organizations: Formation & Types. Objectives for this lesson are:

  • Understand and recognize what sorts of groups we find ourselves in
  • Identify what sorts of groups we need to attend to certain tasks in an organization
  • Differentiate between formal and informal groups
  • Define several categories of groups, including command group and task group
  • Understand the function of different groups, and tasks they are best suited for
  • Examine examples of how different groups function within organizations