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Lu Tian Notes for Chapter 9 1. Whereas the goal of the group's task dimension is productivity, the goal of the social dimension is cohesion, the attraction and connection of group members to one another and to the group. 2. Feeling successful. Four steps to take to bring success to your group: a. agrees on the group’s goal; b. formulating mini-goals; c. emphasizing group cooperation d. achieving personal goals. 3. Feeling connected. Some ways to make your group members feel connected: a. acknowledging others; b. structuring an all-channel network; being interested in others; socializing as a group. 4. Feeling valued. Some ways to feel valued in your group: a. seeing the best in others; communicating appreciation; sharing compliments. 5. Sharing compliments: complimenting effort; complimenting achievement; complimenting character. 6. Feeling supported. A problem solving group can do a great deal to provide support
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Unformatted text preview: for its members by communicating empathy, communicating caring, and giving assistance. Communicating empathy means you can understand or feel what the other person is feeling. The second way you can communicate support to a group member is to tell him or her so. Once you understand what an individual is experiencing and you've demonstrated empathy, you can go the next step and communicate your concern. In addition to demonstrating empathy and communicating caring, you should offer your assistance to other group members if you have an inclination to help and are in a position to do so. 7. Trusting others. 8. Groupthink: when groups are too cohesive. Making group members feel successful, included, acknowledged, supported, and trusted are five ingredients that make group members feel committed and dedicated to one another. But you must be careful that your group does not become too cohesive....
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