1. Given your present or past work, volunteer, life, or school experience, what types of peer pressure have you used to get people to focus on positive outcomes in working with groups and teams?
2. Project into the future. How do you suppose peer pressure could be used in an organization where you work in a positive manner to obtain desired group behavior?
3. Given your present or past work, volunteer, life, or school experience, using the suggestions provided in the Path-Goal theory section, create a made-up plan to allow a group to reach a goal that is identified as shared by a group in which you could be a member. In answering this question, refer to the suggestions of Path-Goal theory, as these suggestions become the various steps that you will use in your made-up scenario. So, for example, you might want to assume that you are going to lead a study group to get a project done for a class (or something like that). This is more learn-by-doing, so have fun and get something out of this that will help you in the future.
4. Given your present or past work, volunteer, life, or school experience, think of a case where a leader was trying to motivate you or your group and answer the following questions:
a. What techniques were used to try to motivate the group members? List and discuss.
b. Was the leader the person primarily responsible for establishing the climate that was conducive to group members being motivated? Discuss.
c. Describe the group climate? Discuss.