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Group Com Midterm Study Guide Midterm: Thursday, March 8 th Test format: several multiple choice and 1 essay question Chapter 1: When is working in a group better than single-person decision? And vice versa. When is being in a group a good choice? Making higher quality decisions; more options and better at thinking critically Less likely to use faulty logic and invalid reasoning Be more investigative, bring more skills to the table When you need everyone affected by change/decision to support decision There is enough time to discuss options When is a group not the best option? When there is a straightforward answer (best solution) Conditions change quickly and need a clear and quick response (ex coach) When you don’t have time to work in a group When group members have a problem (social, procedural) that makes it impossible for them to work together What is group hate? What is the general size of a small group? 3-7 people People join groups to fulfill which fundamental needs? What is the difference between primary and secondary groups? Be able to identify examples of both kinds. Primary – group formed to meet primary needs for inclusion and affection o Primary goal: loving, caring, feeling cared about o May still accomplish tasks Secondary – group created to solve problems o Types: Support groups-designed to understand and address personal issues/problems Learning groups-ex: this class, study groups Organizational groups (problem solving) – standing committees, ad hoc committee, quality control circles What are the ethical guidelines of being a group member? Four ethical guidelines o Group members: Must be willing to communicate and share ideas, and perspectives within the group Should treat their fellow members with respect and consideration Should use their best critical thinking skills when they evaluate information, ideas, and proposals Must demonstrate commitment to the group Know differences b/t relational and task functions of groups.
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Group Com Midterm Study Guide Midterm: Thursday, March 8 th Test format: several multiple choice and 1 essay question Chapter 2: What is a theory? helps to describe, explain, and predict abstract phenomena What does multiple paths mean? Multiple paths – idea that system objectives can be reached in a variety of ways What does multiple causes mean? Multiple causes – idea that no single input determines outputs How do open vs. closed systems differ? Open vs. closed o Closed – system with limited flow of information o Open – system with free exchange of information How should you offer critical feedback? What is multifinality? Multifinality – groups starting out at same place can end in many different places
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2012 for the course COMM 356 taught by Professor Venetis during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.

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