Habitual routines in task-performing groups.

  title={Habitual routines in task-performing groups.},
  author={C J Gersick and J. Richard Hackman},
  journal={Organizational behavior and human decision processes},
Groups, like individuals, often develop habitual routines for dealing with frequently encountered stimuli. Although such routines are consequential for group life and work, little is known about them. This paper reconnoiters the territory of habitual behavior in groups that perform work within organizations. We offer a definition of group habits, identify their functions and dysfunctions, suggest how they develop and are maintained, and identify the circumstances when they are likely to be… CONTINUE READING
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