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Politic preferences & power affects on group process/dynamic

How do politics, preexisting preferences, and power negatively affect the group process / dynamic?
1. How do politics, preexisting preferences, and power negatively affect the group process?
2. What are the effects of each of these factors on group decision-making?
3. What can a group do to minimize the influence of each of these factors?
4. What are the steps involved in effective group decision-making?

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I will answer each question one at a time:

1. All of these factors effect the group dynamic. It could effect how well the group trust the other members in the group, and the degree to which group members get along. There are always politics when groups are formed, especially if the group has members from different departments. Politics such as who will be the "leader" of the group, when the group should meet, how much work each member of the group should do will influence how well everyone gets along. If different members have different opinions (views of these politics) then there will be conflict.

As well, everyone has different pre-existing preferences, which could be due to the training they received, or even their individual differences. Thus, people want to do things in different ways, which might create conflict in the group. One person might want to take time to plan ...

Solution Summary

This posting breaks down the following 4 questions in detail:
1. How do politics, preexisting preferences, and power negatively affect the group process?
2. What are the effects of each of these factors on group decision-making?
3. What can a group do to minimize the influence of each of these factors?
4. What are the steps involved in effective group decision-making?

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