Chapter Nine 2011

Chapter Nine 2011 - Small Group Communication Chapter Nine...

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Small Group Communication Chapter Nine
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Reasons to Study Small Group Communication They are a fact of life Grouphate Primary groups provide members with a sense of belonging and affection Secondary groups meet principally to solve problems Enhanced college performance Enhanced career success Enhanced personal life
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Advantages of Small Group Communication Social facilitation: the tendency for people to work harder and do better when others are around Small group work can lead to critical thinking and better decisions
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Disadvantages of Small Group Communication They are time consuming Some groups are dysfunctional
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Defining Small Group Communication Communication among a small number of people who share a common purpose or goal, who feel connected to each other, and coordinate their behavior.
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Characteristics of Successful Small Groups Usually 3 to 7 members The members have a common purpose The members fell connected to one another The members coordinate their behavior and may exert influence on each other
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Small Group Communication and the Individual Three types of roles: Task roles are directly related to the
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course COM 100 taught by Professor Nakayama during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

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