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Chapter 9 Small Groups & Decision Making: Building Knowledge & Skills
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2 Small Group Communication I. Small Group: three or more people who perceive themselves to be a group, who are interdependent, and communicate with one another A. Involves Three or More People B. Includes Shared Perception C. Emphasizes Interdependence 1. Interdependence 2. Goal interdependence 3. Behavioral interdependence 4. Context interdependence D. Requires Communication
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3 II. Knowing How to Make Group Decisions A. 1. Problem: exists when there is a gap between an ideal state and the current state of events 2. Problem solving: a group process in which members assess problems and formulate solutions 3 . Force field analysis: a process for analyzing the reasons for a problem as well as what is preventing the problem from being eliminated (See Figure 9.1, p. 220) Web Link: Force Field Analysis Knowing How to Make Group Decisions
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4 From p. 220
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5 II. Knowing How to Make Group Decisions Cont’d 4. There are two key questions in a force field analysis: a. What is causing this problem? What are the drivers? b.
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