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Unformatted text preview: Collaborate is best option, then compromise Compet e and accommodat e are ok Avoid is BAD collaborat e compete high high cooperative asser tive low accommodate avoid compromise Small Group Communication • The process of communication, including creating, sending, and receiving messages and information in groups or teams of 3-11 people • Key is reciprocal message processing • Is there an optimal group size? • Ceiling effect – 7 or 8 people is optimal, beyond that point we are not as effective What is a Group? • A composition of individuals with varying motivations, desires, emotions, attachments, perspectives, and needs who come together, work rationally toward shared goals, and negotiate a framework for communication that permits collective action Why do we join small groups? • Task reasons • Social reasons • Support reasons • Companionship • Identity creation Different types of group work • Additive group work (duplicated group activity) – everyone does the same...
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- Spring '08
- Decision Making, Group Format ions, Conjunctive group