External aspects of group dynamics: team in organization

Keywords: group dynamics; team; external environment; external interaction; organizational culture; team processes; team effectiveness; interaction cycles.


The article examines the external aspects of group dynamics, analyzes the relationship between the team and the organization, as well as with other departments. The focus is on the different ways the team interacts with the environment. It was also noted that an equally important aspect of this problem is the support of the team from the organization. Important attributes of the culture of the supporting organization are revealed. It is emphasized that the organization itself is of great importance to the work team. Therefore, considering the external aspects of group dynamics, it is also necessary to analyze the specifics of the work of the organizations themselves. The way teams interact with their organizations can be incredibly significant for their effectiveness and success. This interaction can take many forms. It involves not only the team leader, but all its participants. The support of the organization is extremely necessary for the team. Organizations that promote teamwork have an organizational culture that is characterized by trust and confidence in employees. Organizational culture is useful to understand as networks of workgroups, teams, and departments. Teams can be a major force in bringing about organizational change. This is partly because their approaches and values can represent positive directions for change, and partly because of the way they interact with the organization. For teams to function effectively, the organization must fulfill six points: have clear goals, adequate resources, reliable information, provide training and education, provide regular feedback, and technically support or facilitate processes.


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CherkasskyА. (2020). External aspects of group dynamics: team in organization. Fundamental and Applied Researches in Practice of Leading Scientific Schools, 38(2), 167-169. Retrieved from https://farplss.org/index.php/journal/article/view/754