Week 9, focus on power relations (groups as political systems)

1. (a) Give an example of beneficial conflict in one of the cases, and classify it as relationship or task conflict according to Jehn's (packet X) definitions, (b) identify an example of the use of reward or punishment power (Tjosvold, packet Y), and (c) pick a specific influence attempt and identify which of Yukl & Tracey's (packet Z) nine tactics it most closely resembles.

2. Make a specific recommendation for improving group functioning in one of the cases by applying an idea in one of the three packet readings for this week.