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Formal/Informal Groups within an Organization

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After reading a broad description about groups within an organization. What are considered formal and informal groups (more details), can you give examples of such groups? Also, how do the norms within each group formal/informal influence a persons behavior or its members. Explain? Also, if an informal group establishes personal relationship outside the group, does this also disband after the work/project is completed? Thoughts?

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