PSYC305 Motivation and Leadership
Week 5 Discussion
Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, respond to one of the following options:
Option 1: Our text discusses the conclusion of research: Diverse teams utilize diverse opinions and approaches and are generally more effective in their accomplishment of tasks. Yet, the text states "diversity appears to increase group conflict."
In what ways does diversity make conflict into a positive result? How can the appreciation and encouragement of people to be themselves and share their thoughts result in cohesiveness and effectiveness?
What are some specific things you could do or say in any group to decrease the conflict inherent in diversity and increase the productivity inherent in many minds and styles working together?
How does dealing with diversity in teams help in avoiding groupthink? Think about the forces of groupthink and how they can be dealt with when diversity of opinions, ideas, strategies, is allowed to function in teams.
Option 2: As stated in Chapter 5, organizational climate is the hallmark of integrated purpose, strong focus on the advancement of the individual, and respect for all members. Discuss any situations you have encountered in your vocational experiences where this cohesiveness was evident. How did you feel? How do you think this climate affected turnover?
If you have not experienced this type of corporation, what kinds of expectations would you have when you join it? How do you think the employees feel about their situation?
Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. If possible, respond to one peer who chose the option different from the one you chose. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.
Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)