Class Notes - HONORS Group Communication STUDENT VERSION

Class Notes - HONORS Group Communication STUDENT VERSION -...

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Group Communication Group Communication
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Welcome to Your BA 324 Project Group! Introduce yourselves to your group. Carefully follow along as we examine the responsibilities you will accept & the assignments you will complete as a part of this major project.
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Why Teamwork Works Better decisions Increased productivity Greater “buy-in” Less resistance to change Improved employee morale
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What Makes a Team Successful? Good communication Collaboration rather than competition Shared leadership
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What Makes a Team Successful? Small, diverse groups Agreement on purpose and procedures Ability to confront conflict
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Four Phases of Team Development Storming Norming Forming Performing 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4
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Positive Team Behavior Team players : set rules, abide by them analyze tasks, define problems contribute information and ideas show interest, listen encourage members work to avoid “groupthink” © Comstock Images / Jupiterimages
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Negative Team Behavior Team haters: Block ideas of others Waste the group’s time Make inappropriate comments Fail to stay on task Withdraw, don’t participate
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Ultimate Goals of the Group Group Written Proposal Formal Group Presentation © Jean-Louis Bellurget RF / Pixland / Jupiterimages
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…on the way there Topic approval (due 03/02 – rep. from each team submits topic summary via e- mail to Dr. Holmes) Team Agreement and Work Plan Meeting Agenda Library Research Assignment (Presentation #2 – Dyads/Triads)
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What makes a good proposal?
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The Proposal = A Real-World The Proposal = A Real-World Business Problem Business Problem Identify a problem Document that the problem exists Conduct extensive research relating to the business and the problem
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The Proposal = A Real-World The Proposal = A Real-World Business Problem Business Problem Identify a problem Find a model for solving the problem Formulate a plan and budget for solving the problem
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Teamwork Regular meetings & 100% cooperation Tools You Will Use Tools You Will Use Suggestions Instructor & class
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Secondary research Reputable published sources Tools You Will Use Tools You Will Use Primary research Your original research (interviews, surveys, etc.)
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Creative thought Look at what others have done and build on it Tools You Will Use Tools You Will Use
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