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Chapter 10: Small GroupCommunicationWhy do we study groups?
The Importance of Small Group CommunicationAdvantages and Disadvantages of GroupWorkAdvantages:Groups often make higher quality decisionsCreativity as a result of social facilitationPromotes critical thinkingDisadvantages:Time consumingMight result in premature decisionsSilences divergent opinionsNot satisfying when group members dominate or
What Is Small GroupCommunication?
Small Group Communication andthe Individual: RolesTwo primary dimensions of communication process in smallgroups1.Task Communication - Focused on getting the job done andsolving the problem at hand2.Relational Communication - Focused on group maintenance andinterpersonal relationshipsThree primary group roles1. Task roles - directly related to the accomplishment of groups goals2. Relational roles - help establish the group’s social atmosphere3. Individual roles - dysfunctional to the group process

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