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Teams are one of the major forces behind todays revolutionary changes in organizationsHunt Osborn and Schermerhorn 2005 p 218 Therefore it is necessary for organizations to realize the importance of group behaviors as well as finding and controlling the impacts on group behaviors in order to reach high-performance levels and meet innovative paces One of the main factors hinders group members from interacting with each other is the group diversity According to Hunt Osborn and Schermerhorn 2005 when members are similar in respect to such things as age gender race experience ethnicity and culture It will probably be easy for members to quickly build social relationships and engage in the interactions needed for teamwork p 221 In order to fully understand the relationship between group diversity and group behavior DiCon Fiberoptics has been chosen to be the object in the following discussions The first few discussions will be focused on how group diversity impacts sentiments how sentiments impact behaviors and what demographic characteristics determine behaviors After the discussions of the impacts on group behaviors the paper will analyze how group behaviors impact motivation which shows the association between group behavior and group performance The most important factor affecting group behaviors is the group or team diversity Research indicates that team diversity can be a source of performance difficulties especially early in the teams life or stage of developmentHunt Osborn and Schermerhorn 2005 p 221 One of the ways that group diversity impacts group behavior is through group sentiments In DiCon there are employees with different experience levels Interpersonally the experiential hierarchy affects group behaviors among members Those experienced employees are usually more influential than inexperienced employees For example opinions from new workers in a team are likely to be influenced or overwhelmed by the ideas from old workers This is a severe impact because similar to homogeneous groups it may limit the groups in terms of ideas viewpoints and creativity Hunt et al
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