“Madness is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups”
Group dynamics have always fascinated me. What makes teams tick? Why do people behave differently in groups, changing their entire individual persona? What are those group dynamics that trigger responses completely divergent to one’s normal individual behavioral patterns or beliefs? Eminent psychologists like Kurt Lewin and Elton Mayo were the pioneers of social and organizational psychology. Mayo’s work formed the building blocks for the human relations movement; researchers in this discipline studied the behavior of people in groups — often at the workplace — and sowed the seeds for what is today the field of Human Resource Management.
Every organization has a formal organizational structure that is evident in the form of levels, hierarchy, designations, physical setting, etc. Organizations often talk about their values and great working environment as their stre...
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