Master narrative

First, attempts to construct grand theories tend to unduly dismiss the naturally existing chaos and disorder of the universe, the power of the individual event.

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Such a struggle for power is impossible before the necessary unity has been established, and if these stages have not been fruitfully completed a group may fracture during this stage.

Working groups cooperate with other working groups, but collaborate with each other within the working group; Consciousness raising group: a popular form of organisation in the Womens Movement in the s used to introduce newcomers to the ideas of the movement and give others the opportunity to develop their knowledge by assisting others; people join to learn, not to teach; Action Group: a group formed to carry out actions which serve the longer terms ends of all the participants, without requiring agreement on ideology or longer-term goals.

Anomic group: The development of a group as such begins once a number of people have come together, deliberately, but not necessarily with the same understanding of what that purpose may be; many a meeting is simply never repeated, By the time the meeting is over something else may exist.

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Here the individual mediates between the particular and the universal. Decline of Interest and Winding Up Trecker : Once a group has attained its goal it cannot exist in the same way: if it does then it becomes a bureaucracy ; otherwise there is a decline of interest and the group is wound up. The narrative function is losing its functors, its great hero, its great dangers, its great voyages, its great goal. Their principle and goal has not yet been won, but all the elements are coming together and there is a two-way flow between the group and the object of its activity, leading to actualisation. The particular body is also mediating between the universal and the individual in the work it does in carrying out the work and distributing material from the organisation to individual members or supporters. If unity is to be re-established, then those in the minority must be given the right to develop their position, otherwise it is impossible to correct mistakes. The structure of an organisation must reflect its real social composition and its relation to the outside world. This is caucus, meaning that in a conflict between the universal and the particular body the individual delegate must defend the views and interests of the superior body to the inferior body of which they may be a member. When decisions are being made are dollars and cents weighed up, number of subscribers, popularity, or are decisions made by comparison with the inherent virtues of the proposal in its own right? The old conceptions of the onward march of the working class to socialism are no longer convincing. As noted earlier, the above concepts are drawn eclectically from a number of bourgeois studies of facilitated small interest groups; they implicitly provide a taxonomy of group relations which is, generally speaking, superior to the more established typology which will be given below.

An organisation which has completed its mission, either successfully or not, if it is healthy, must go through these same stages. Alternatively, the group may completely redefine itself, and begin again from the beginning.

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Focus Group: an ad hoc group or team formed for the purpose of either resolving a given problem within a larger group or more often simply identifying the spread of opinions and feeling on the issue without attempting to resolve the issue, make any decisions or policy. This is caucus, meaning that in a conflict between the universal and the particular body the individual delegate must defend the views and interests of the superior body to the inferior body of which they may be a member. Federation: is an alliance which has gone one step further in recognising that the commonality of objectives is of a continuing nature, and the shared objective can be furthered by giving a stable and formal character to the alliance. Delegation downwards transmits legitimacy and authority to the delegate. The majority of the time someone is told that they are facing imminent death it turns out that they can thwart death, for the time-being in any case, and denial is an essential basis for rejecting the death in practice. Looked at from the postmodern perspective, all knowledge becomes narrative however. Here the individual mediates between the particular and the universal. First, attempts to construct grand theories tend to unduly dismiss the naturally existing chaos and disorder of the universe, the power of the individual event. A healthy and effective group will assign these roles to members of the group, or as is usually the case, the members will themselves adopt one or more of these roles. This is the internal structure of the organisation. If, for example, it gets stuck at one of the stages, then you have a bureaucracy of a specific character. The contradiction in all this is that this narrative about narratives is itself a grand narrative of the first order, as outlined above with the narrative of narratives from tribal to feudal to modern times and up to the present.

Decline of Interest and Winding Up Trecker : Once a group has attained its goal it cannot exist in the same way: if it does then it becomes a bureaucracy ; otherwise there is a decline of interest and the group is wound up. Associational groups may be economic or voluntary, and may be formal or informal.

Negative Roles have also been defined: Discounting the jocular put down ; Racket cry for attention ; Redefining changing the subject to one the person is more comfortable with.

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In a capitalist firm the proceeds from the sale of its product are owned by the superior body, the capitalist; the organisation is held together solely by the money returned to the employees in the form of wages and salaries and other benefits. The majority of the time someone is told that they are facing imminent death it turns out that they can thwart death, for the time-being in any case, and denial is an essential basis for rejecting the death in practice. This is caucus, meaning that in a conflict between the universal and the particular body the individual delegate must defend the views and interests of the superior body to the inferior body of which they may be a member. Nevertheless, intelligent attention to group roles is an indispensable part of effective working class organisation. Trade Union : membership defined by employment status; may be enterprise, industry or trade-based. Here the individual mediates between the particular and the universal. The narrative not only explained, but legitimated knowledge, and when applied to the social relations of their own society, the myths functioned as a legitimation of the existing power relations, customs and so on. Looked at from the postmodern perspective, all knowledge becomes narrative however. Latent group: A number of people may share social interests or a belief but never having met each other, there is merely the potential for a group, not yet a group as such.

An organisation which is oriented outwards frequently changes its leadership, its meetings are open and the concept of membership is relatively diffuse.

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