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February 19, 2008 Communication class notes Interactional view Everyone in a group has a specific roll Hard to bring a new member into the group Easiest to do in public settings Equilibrium within the group: like a mobile o Lost a member-imbalanced, dysfunction how is this fixed? People modify their roles Adjust slowly Step outside the situation and assess and adjust o Some people are so stuck in a system that they don't know how to break out of their roles o Depends on the environment what you’re going to notice first and miss first o If we are self aware in our roles, we can find other ways to fulfill the role if you are going to be absent and we have to make up for that if we are going to leave the group o Fear that you’re going to have to drop out of the group for some reason, and you’re going to come back and it’s not going to be the same
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Unformatted text preview: Information Systems Approach (chapter 19) o How all those parts connect and interact o Two main categories of ways you can categorize any system of communication o Loosely coupled systems Coupling attached some sort of connection Loose connection Filled with parts of things that can interact and do their own thing without impacting every other part of the system Redundancy Students within a university are very loosely coupled o Tightly coupled system Tight connection When something goes wrong, nothing can happen Student health Teaching staff Pit workers o Complex systems One decision at a certain time can effect that system months or even years later Ultimate failure of a system, you don't want people to die o...
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