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Answers for Question 1 The informal relationships may occur within formal organizations or span organizational boundaries including family relationships friendship community ties of members work groups cliques cabals and networks Greenwald 2008 Those informal ties affect individuals thinking and actions and therefore affect the functioning of organizations positively and negativelyOn one hand informal relationships have several positive effects to organizations Firstly informal relationships enable members in an organization to gain a sense of group honor and loyalty which ensures the pursuit of defined goal of the organization For instance soldiers at war perform effectively and tenaciously because they intent to fight for their comrade-in-arms who keep close relationships within small groups Such primary groups enhance members loyalty to each other as well as to the organization and enable members to pursue organizations goal instead of their own interest Another example demonstrates that many organizations prefer to recruit family members of their current workers or acquaintances since employees who are introduced by their families or friends are more likely to show loyalty and responsibility to their work And a family shows belongings to an organization if many family members are part of the organization for a long time Secondly informal ties are beneficial for maintaining an organizations motivation and disciplines For example Japanese companies usually hire employees who are sons daughter or siblings of current workers And such reliance on families by organizations involves mutual obligation and encourage Japanese to work hard with low wages Greenwald 2008 Since an individuals performance represents not only his or her reputation but also the family members reputation Meanwhile managers in such organizations usually solve conflicts efficiently through informal procedures by asking for supervision from the employees family Thirdly informal networks can enhances the information exchange within or outside the organization and therefore improve the working efficiency Specifically there are four common role-players who affect the organizations productivity
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