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Chapter 10: Small Group CommunicationWhy do we study groups?Groups are a fact of lifeGroup hate is the distaste and aversion that many people feel toward workingin groupsEnhanced college performanceEnhanced career success (employers value communication,interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in teams)Enhance personal life (involvement in small groups beyond work orschool)
The Importance of Small Group CommunicationAdvantages and Disadvantages of Group WorkAdvantages:Groups often make higher quality decisionsCreativity as a result of social facilitationPromotes critical thinkingDisadvantages:Time consumingMight result in premature decisionsSilences divergent opinionsNot satisfying when group members dominate or withdraw
What Is Small Group Communication?feel
Small Group Communication and theIndividual: RolesTwo primary dimensions of communication process in small groups1.Task Communication - Focused on getting the job done and solving theproblem at hand2.Relational Communication - Focused on group maintenance andinterpersonal relationshipsThree primary group roles1.Task roles - directly related to the accomplishment of groups goals2.Relational roles - help establish the group’s social atmosphere3.Individual roles - dysfunctional to the group process

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