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Groups and teamwork
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3.2 Group processes

So far, the emphasis has been on the factors that are significant in the relationship between an individual and the group. In this section I examine such issues as what tasks the group has to perform, how big the group is, who should be in it, how the group develops and so on. These are particularly important issues in the operation of formal groups within the organisation. These factors, mostly associated with the 'environment' of the group, can be critical in determining how effective a group is, both in accomplishing tasks and in a psychological sense.