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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