Diversity influences these groups and how culture contributes to success in a work group.

Organization is a company that is based by its size and type, which describes the type of groups to expect in this sector. Generally there are two types of groups in an organization, that is the formal and the non-formal type. There are similarities and differences between formal and non-formal groups in an organization. Diversity influences these groups and how culture contributes to success in a work group.

Both formal and non-formal group come together with an aim of meeting a certain objective at the end of the day as their similarity (Marsick& Watkins 2015).The differences between the formal and non-formal groups in an organization. In formal group the members are govern by set rules which are written and strictly followed, while in informal group there are no set rules that are written to the members to follow. The role of diversity in groups when it comes to organization is that it brings people together and incorporated different ideas from different people (Hentschel, Shemla, Wegge & Kearney, 2013). The main advantage of high diverse group is increased creativity. When two different people are brought together from different culture they will come up with something unique at the end of the goal. The disadvantage that comes with high diverse group is language barrier in communication. Language vary from different people in non-related countries. Lastly is the role of culture in contribution to success in a work group. Culture is very essential when it comes to groups, as every individual comes from different culture and taught different principles (Pieterse, Knippenberg & Dierendonck, 2013).

In conclusion according to research both types of groups are very important as they all play important role in the society of building themselves, as well as building other people, when it comes to the growth of the country. It is well visible that culture plays a very important role when it comes to team work among members.


Hentschel, T., Shemla, M., Wegge, J., & Kearney, E. (2013). Perceived diversity and team functioning: The role of diversity beliefs and affect. Small Group Research44(1), 33-61.

Marsick, V., & Watkins, K. (2015). Informal and Incidental Learning in the Workplace (Routledge Revivals). Routledge.

NederveenPieterse, A., Van Knippenberg, D., & Van Dierendonck, D. (2013). Cultural diversity and team performance: The role of team member goal orientation. Academy of Management Journal56(3), 782-804.

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