Chapter 5. Groups and Organizations. Questions for You…. Make a list of the various groups to which you belong. Which groups have had the greatest impact on your development? How have your group associations changed based on the different stages in your life?. Chapter Outline. Social Groups
Groups and Organizations
A collection of two or more people who:
Irving Janis developed an influential theory of group decision making that he called groupthink.
Groupthink involves an extreme form of group cohesiveness in which group members begin to think alike and do not question each other or consider alternative choices in making a decision.
“Humanizing” the bureaucracy: