Chapter 9 Group Think

Chapter 9 Group Think - Chapter 9: Group Context...

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Chapter 9: Group Context Introduction Proactive studies experience greatest career satisfaction. Teacher looks for individual who are interested in their career. One major elements of his letter is whether we an interest in our career. People who sit back don’t show much character don’t get the best recommendation letters. Program offered insights into what they should do to make themselves stand out. Last program of ASC will deal with leadership, a important characteristic employers look for. Working in teams is important and some people are awful group members, unreliable and uncooperative Most people cannot assume leadership as an individual or solve problems as a team (8-10 people can’t solve problems as a group In small groups, its challenging to solve interpersonal problems while maintaining high cohesiveness, but we also much critize weak ideas without upsetting the other person. The Nature of Groups Small Group: 3 to 15 Most common is 5-13 Most research done on groups of 4 to 7 Some Research Findings: 1
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Chapter 9: Group Context The larger the group size, the lower satisfaction. Larger number people reduce satisfaction because its hard for each individual to be heard and recognized. Research has show, as soon some stop talking, another people starts. To voice our opinion, we must speak right away. No one’s going to be polite and wait for you. Those who speak up, even when their ideas are not good, are considered brilliant and more likely to be promoted. The larger the group size, the lower the productivity Why: Problem solving takes longer especially in democratic groups styles because takes longer to reach consensus Types of Groups Problem Solving Most reach has been done in problem solving group Move of the research is supportive; that is, government funded, so problem solving groups receive the most attention Therapy Conscious Raising Learning Leadership 2
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Chapter 9: Group Context Trait Approach: [Leadership] Leaders tend to be high on: Leaders Self-Esteem Leaders Open-Mindedness Leaders Aggression The one negative trait; leaders become aggress when they don’t get their way. Leaders Achievement Motivation Leaders Analytical Thought Leaders Sociability Leaders Argumentativeness Using reason and argument to support opinions. Argumentativess is highly valued. Functional Approach [Leadership] Task Leader Task leaders focus on solving the problem answering such questions as do we have the correct information and what conclusion can be drawn from this information. Task leaders also ask the validity of the questions. Group Maintenance
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