What is the Definition or Meaning of Group?

In common word meaning of group is fundamental and ubiquitous part of personal, organizational and social life. Man cannot live alone. They want to live in a group. They establish inter personal relations. The group may have common goal. For the attainment of that goal, group members work together.

History of human group is very ancient. From primitive age people started to live in a group because there are lots of advantages of group living. At present people create group for various purpose specially working in a group is very effective for business purposes.

After this brief discussion I think the topic ‘Group’ will be more clear if I provide some scholar definition. However, many scholars have defined the group as follows:

Meaning of Group

  • According to Oxford DictionaryA number of people or things that are located, gathered, or classed together: Example: ‘a group of boys approached’ ‘the bulbs should be planted in groups’
  • Doubloon R. Forsyth: A group is defined as two or more individuals who are connected to one another by social relations.
  • Wendell L. French: A group is a number of persons, usually reporting to a common superior and having some face to face interaction, who have some degree of interdependence in carrying out tasks for the purpose of achieving organizational goals.


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