What is the Definition or Meaning of Group?

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

The history of the human group is very ancient. From the primitive age, people started to live in a group because there are lots of advantages of group living. At present people create groups for various purposes especially working in a group that 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 the 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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