BUS610 Wk3 Disc2

Norms are rules that are conceived by a group that guide them in how they should behave, and usually exist as social, political, and philosophical norms. These norms are what dictate how a group believes its members should act, and have the potential to be overpowering – sometimes being detrimental to the health of the group. This is often the fear when a group has too much cohesiveness, finding that the members are too complacent to disagree with anything that is considered mainstream. In the progression of group behavior, the norming phase is pivotal, as it allows the group members to establish expectations and behaviors that have influenced the creation of a group (Baack, 2012). Often times, once norms are established they are difficult to change, as they have become ingrained in the group through a rigorous approval process
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