Small-group communication making the connection
It requires that the group members respect one another, speak clearly, provide credible
information, support each other, foster a positive climate, challenge each other’s’ ideas
We are involved in group communication when we associate with others, discuss
The family is probably the predominant small group
It involves the exchange of information among a relatively small number of
7 who share a common purpose, such as small number of people, making a decision,
It requires a communication style that is honest, flexible, enthusiastic, and tolerant of
It recognizes the importance of all group members’ input and want to ensure that
everyone has an opportunity to participate.
Types and purpose
Focus on social relationship among members and exist primarily to satisfy what are
labeled primary needs such as the need for inclusion (belonging), and affection (esteem,
It is usually a long term and includes family, roommates, friends, coworkers, etc.
It is to socialize, support one another, chat about a variety of topics, off stream, and each
It is at the heart of interpersonal communication, and they are important to understanding
a small-group communication in general.