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Define Informal groups

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Posted November 30, 2010 at 8:24 PM via web

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Define Informal groups

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted November 30, 2010 at 10:36 PM (Answer #1)

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A group consist of two or more individuals who have come together to form a an interactive and interdependent relationship to achieve a particular group objective. Such groups may be formed as per the formal requirements of organizations such as businesses or other institutions. Such groups are defined by organizations structure and often characterized by designated role in the group work and nature of relationships between the group members. Such groups are called formal groups.

In contrast, informal groups are the groups that are neither formed in response to any organizational requirement nor have a formally defined structure of relationship between the group members. When an informal group adopts a formally defined structure and group processes, it no longer remains an informal group.

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