Analysis Paper-small group comm

Analysis Paper-small group comm - Maggie Rold Small Group...

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Maggie Rold Small Group Communication TTH Analysis Paper I was in a group with Jerome, Mauna, Farrah, and Quentin. We all got together in class and decided that we all thought that doing a commercial would be fun to do. When we started, we came up with a few different ideas and decided to come back to the next class with notes on each of them and see which one had the most ideas and choose to do our project on that topic. Our three topics were Identity Theft, How to Stop Telemarketing, and foods such as TV dinners. When we all came back to the next class, none of us really had any information for any of the topics, so we thought of a new one. Jerome came up wit the idea of how to get out of trouble with the red light cameras. We all agreed on it thinking that it’s something that affects all of us and probably everyone in the class. Since Fisher’s stages focus more on decision-making groups, I chose to describe the development of my group using it. In phase 1 of Fisher’s stages of group development, the orientation stage, we all seemed to try and get to know each other pretty easily. When we all first got together, we introduced ourselves, exchanged numbers, and started brainstorming right away. I noticed, however, that only half of the group was willing to speak up. This is common as Fisher states it, being hesitant to express ones ideas until they know more about how the other members think and feel. As we kept discussing topics though, the topics would trigger another person’s interest and they would begin to express their ideas. A good example of this is when we began talking and going over ideas, Mauna, Jerome, and Farrah seemed to be thinking more out loud than Q or I; as we went on though, things changed and we joined in.
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Conflict is the second stage where I don’t think we played too much of a part in. There wasn’t really any actual conflict. We all discussed different ideas and eventually
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course BLAW 260 taught by Professor Ricks during the Spring '08 term at CSU Northridge.

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