12AngryMen6 - Amber Long Small Group Communication 12 Angry Men Question 6 When completing a task group communication is of vital importance to a groups

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Amber Long Small Group Communication 12 Angry Men Question 6 When completing a task, group communication is of vital importance to a group’s success. Research has shown that there are a variety of factors that contribute to a group reaching a specific goal, but the most important factor is the quality of communication that goes on within the group. There are three specific ways that group discussion helps reach a unanimous decision among group members as well as affects the quality of group performance, and each way can be applied when analyzing the film 12 Angry Men. The first way group discussion affects the quality of group performance is that it “allows group members to distribute and pool available informational resources necessary for effective decision making and problem solving.” The textbook explains that this means some of the group members may be more informed than others. This is then a great way for all members to go back and forth distributing information or asking questions and becoming more informed on the subject. The text wraps this up by stating, “The true determinant of group performance is assumed to be the presence of relevant information, and group communication is the medium
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