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    Dyadic Relationships in Business

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    Having a hard time understanding dyadic relationships as it applies to a team relationship. Please provide some insight, sources and possible examples to the following questions:

    * What are the different dyadic relationships developed between leaders and individual subordinates?

    * Why and how do different dyadic relationships develop between leaders and individual subordinates?

    * How do the different dyadic relationships influence the team dynamic and performance?

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    A dyadic relationship is a relationship between two individual people. So, in a team or business environment, there are dyadic relationships between leaders and subordinates, leaders and other leaders, and subordinates and other subordinates.

    For this assignment, you're focusing on the relationships between leaders and subordinates. Leaders form unique relationships with each of their subordinates, even if the subordinates are part of the same team.

    Look at your textbook/lecture notes to see the different kinds of dyadic relationships you need to know about. The PowerPoint I cited (http://academic.regis.edu/tharring/ppt/Leadership/08_PowerPoint.ppt) lists two:

    * in-group/based on negotiated role responsibilities
    * out-group/based on formal contract

    Leaders and subordinates who have an in-group relationship usually have more ...