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Intergroup Competition in the Workplace

Describe the impact of intergroup competition. Use at least three resources (other than your text) to support your content. Post as a word document.

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In order to really understand the concept of "intergroup competition", it is critical that the student researcher understands the meaning of the term "intergroup". Equally important is the ability to differentiate this term from its counterpart "intragroup". So humor me a bit as I do a very elementary compare/contrast exercise before I delve into the meat of this topic.

"Inter" and "intra" are prefixes. According to (Dictionary.com, 2012), inter is used in compound words that mean "between, among, in the midst of, mutualy, reciprocally, together, during". Furthermore, "inter" is often confused with "intra" which is used in compound words that mean "within". Observe the closeness in meaning for both prefixes and in the context of groups, infer that intergroup refers to what happens between groups, whereas intragroup refers to activities within a group.

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In order to really understand the concept of "intergroup competition", it is critical that the student researcher understands the meaning of the term "intergroup". Equally important is the ability to differentiate this term from its counterpart "intragroup".

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