individual Behavior, Team work & group dynamics

Individual Behavior


Individual Behavior is the way how an individual act or react towards external things and how that person give response to others.

Organisations are made by individuals and every individual has different objectives. Individual behavior can be affected by intrinsic factors and exterior environmental factors as well. (Brooks – 2003, p.14)

Individual behavior can also be depend on their job status for instance Sports Direct supervisor behavior can be different from his employees who are working under him because of their job status and power they are holding at work.

Individual behavior depends on 5 factors and those are given below.

  1. Hereditary and Diversity factors: 

Hereditary factors are those which are transferring from parents to children. These factors are inherited it can be mental and can be physical as well. Whereas Diversity factors means individuals are difference and that difference is recognisable for everyone for example their age, gender, their ability, culture and also their sexual orientation.


  1. Ability & Skills:

Some people born with ability and skills whereas some learn this theory from someone else or from different sources that how to tackle their tasks efficiently and how to respond people.


  1. Perception:

              Perception can be defined as views about something. Every person has different perception. At workplace perception can affect staff motivation as well for example if a worker has a perception that there would not be any reward after work than that person might not give his best in that task so perception has great influence on human behavior.


  1. Attitude:

             It can be defined as how a person deals with others. Attitude can affect individual behavior positively or can be in a negative way as well. Organisation can affect its staff attitude and also their behavior by generating that sort of environment.


  1. Personality:

Personality is a way person represent himself. It affects person performance and behavior as well. Even in workplace every person personality not suited to their job place so it is even important to give job to employees according to their personality because it does has impact on company productivity as well.


Manager can use this knowledge in different ways such as:

  • Manager should design some incentive or bonus for all employees which will make their perception positive towards their task so everyone will give their best performance to get bonus.
  • Manager can use individual knowledge in different fields and also give them appropriate feedback.
  • Arrange one to one meeting with all employees and discuss their problem which will help their personality grooming.
  • Arrange board meetings and also call all employees and allocate their jobs and responsibility which would helpful towards their clear goal and visions.

Team roles & group dynamics

Main factor about team performance is how effectively and efficiently team member works as a group.

Belbin has introduced an effective model of team roles.

According to Dr. R. M. Belbin “Team role is a tendency to behave, contribute and interrelate with others in a particular way”.

Belbin 9 team roles are categorised as:


  • Resource investigators ( discover opportunities and improve contacts which helps business, communicative)
  • Co-ordinators ( efficient team leader, explain goals,
  • team workers (cooperative, diplomatic, calm)


  • shapers (challenging, courage to remove difficulties and problems)
  • implementers (controlled, reliable, turn ideas and plan into action)
  • finisher ( find errors and omissions)


  • plant (creative, eligible to solve challenging issues)
  • specialist ( self-started, deliver information and skills in rare supply)
  • monitor-evaluator ( make strategy, judge truthfully, find options)



Factors that could improve group performance and group dynamics


One of the major factor is that enhance group performance is “how people form in group”.

Bruce Tuckman introduced a model for effective team development. According to him there are 5 stages to make good and effective group.

  • Forming (highly dependent on leader for direction)
  • Storming (clarity of purpose increase but highly uncertainty within group)
  • Norming (unity between team members become strong, clear task)
  • Performing (focus on achieving goal, disagreement occur but resolve between team, works get done)
  • Adjourning (after completion of task group breaks/split)


There are also some other factors as well which can increase group dynamic and performance such as.

  • Define roles and responsibilities effectively.
  • Break down barriers between employees so all employees get to know each other properly.
  • Communication plays an important role in group dynamics so make sure that all members communicate clearly with everyone.
  • Gives proper attention and give warning for poor group dynamic.

If Gold Gym follow the Belbin model that would be helpful for them and for their specific group tasks they should follow Tuckman model it would help them to motivate there employees and bring clear vision of company between all staff.






Role and impact of technology on teamwork


Technology plays an important role in all aspects of business. Technology helps to make work more efficient and build better communication between people. It also helps to remove distance so people can get in touch with each other every time.

There are various benefits of technology in teamwork such as.

Technology Benefits:

              The core benefit of technology is it allows separate groups of people with different schedule timing to get their work done more efficiently and with less cost through E-mails, video conferencing, instant messages, e-calendars and other technology helps to remove travel time.

Project management software:

             While using project management software you can increase your team ability by monitor and also track a project and progression pf that project. This software also allows seeing estimating budgeting of your project.

Mobile phones:

Nowadays mostly people use phone to access internet. It also allows communicating with your team members quickly and clearly. And you can also send them e-mail and make a follow-up call it allows team member to work together regardless of their location and time.


It is another method of holding group meetings which allows team members to listen presentation through using their internet browser also some webinars software allows to make audio communication as well.


There are also many other technologies available which makes work between team member more efficient and team member can get in touch even while they are not in same  countries.


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