Organizational Behavior

Characteristics of Group

Regardless of the size or the purpose, every group has similar characteristics:

  • 2 or more persons (if it is one person. it is not a group)
  • Formal social structure (the rules of the game are defined)
  • Common fate (they will swim together)
  • Common goals (the destiny is the same and emotionally connected)
  • Face-to-face interaction (they will talk with, each other)
  • Interdependence (each one is complementary to the other)
  • Self-definition as group members (what one is who belongs to the group)
  • Recognition by others (yes. you belong to the group).