CH17+Functional+Perspective+on+Group+Decision+Making - Goal...

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G201: Intro to Communication Theory Fall 2010 1 Group Decision Making 0 How do groups come to reasonable, wise, quality, appropriate decisions? Functional Perspective 0 4 requisite functions High-quality solutions 0 Problem analysis 0 Goal setting 0 Identification of alternatives 0 Evaluation of positive and negative consequences 0 Accomplish all 4 0 Any order Functional Perspective & Cybernetic Tradition 0 Talk / conversation = medium or conduit 0 Noise / distractions disrupt conduit Communication and 4 Functions 0 Promotive 0 Direct attention to 1 of 4 functions 0 Disruptive 0 Diverts attention from functions 0 Counteractive 0 Attempts to get back on track Application 0 Think of a time you were involved in a group that followed (or strayed) from the four functions. 0 Problem analysis
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Unformatted text preview: Goal setting Identification of alternatives Evaluation of positives and negatives G201: Intro to Communication Theory Fall 2010 2 Lets Practice Problem G201 Wiki Study Guide participation is spotty. 12 people have contributed 3 or fewer times. Of those, 7 people have not contributed at all. This learning activity represents a healthy portion of the points available to earn. Implications Humility avoiding rigidity Rational, reflective thinking Opportunities for low-status group members Insist on process, not critiques Critiques Ignores emotions Ignores relationships Relational statements are distractions Must account for history and institution Only questions of policy Not fact, value, conjecture...
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2011 for the course COMM G201 taught by Professor Rossing during the Fall '10 term at IUPUI.

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