Ch 9 - Ch 9. The concepts of Groups 1. Groups defined A...

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Ch 9. The concepts of Groups 1. Groups defined A congregation of people who communicate Members have the common purpose to fulfill a goal Can be face-to-face or mediated Small group: 3-12; Large group: more than 12. Advantages: o Risky shift phenomenon. 风风风风 More risk after group’s discussion than decisions reached by people working alone. o Multiple points of views. ? ? ? o Ideas are analyzed several times before put into practice. ? ? ? ? o More commitment by group members to a reached decision. ? ? ? ? Disadvantages: o Time-consuming process o Involves sacrifice of individuality o Social loafing 风风 ? ? Social loafing occurs when group membership leads people to work less than they would individually. Someone did all the work, while social loafing being practiced by the rest members. o Groupthink ? ? ? Groupthink is the mode of thinking that persons engage in when concurrence-seeking ? ? ?
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