Group Dynamics Impact On Organizations

TOPIC 3 DQ 1 & 2

  1. How do group dynamics impact today’s workplace? Does corporate culture and leadership come into play? How so? Discuss.
  2. View the videos “Classic Studies in Psychology” on the Milgram studies in the GCU Library.  Cut and paste the following URL into your browser.

Scroll down to videos 12, 13, 14, and 15: “Justification?” “Milgram’s Study of Obedience,” “The Results,” and “Milgram’s Conclusions.” Review the story in the text in Chapter 5.

Read Chapters 5 and 6 in Essentials of Sociology.


Stanley Milgram’s classic experiment of obedience focuses on social control and social conformity. Review Milgram’s experiment. If you were King or Queen of your kingdom, what behaviors would you classify as deviant? How would you make your populace obey and conform? Think about it and formulate a response.