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1. Use the group communication Task-related Roles described in Chapter 14.2 identify one specific group member and the communication task-related role he / she played in the specific group communication situation in the video clip you were assigned to watch. How did the way this group member played this group communication Task-related Role affect the group communication? Give specific examples. Sheldon, as self-designated task leader, asked the women in the show for advice about a workplace problem. Fabricating names to provide a clear scenario for the group to analyze, he asked them what they would do if they were in his position. Task leaders, whether emergent or designated, talk more during group interactions and communicate in the big picture. Even though Sheldon was trying to get advice on what he should do, the women would constantly get distracted and start talking about something else. Penny and Amy tried to guess the names of who the scenario was truly about, and frustrated Sheldon explains that the reason for the meeting was not about shillyshally or Tondaleah, but that it was actually about him and how he should handle the situation. This is a clear picture of task leadership, the task was receiving advice and Sheldon continually refocused the women he was trying to talk to back to this task. 2. Use the group communication Maintenance Roles described in Chapter 14.2 identify one specific group member and the communication Maintenance Role he / she played in the specific group communication situation in the video clip you were assigned to watch. How did the way this group member played this group communication Maintenance Role affect the group communication? Give specific examples. Which group communication Maintenance roles do you commonly see in group communication situations in your everyday life? When and why?

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