1) You are asked to work on a new project with a group of co-workers; everyone in the group has
already been notified about being assigned to this group and the project.
communication is necessary for this project.
You know who these people are, but you have not
had much contact with them since they all work in different branches of the company, in
different cities. Your supervisor has indicated: 1) you have the group communication role of
initiator, 2) most of the work can be done by emailing each other in order to coordinate tasks and
provide and seek information, and 3) the group can also use the company’s teleconference phone
system for monthly updates when synchronous communication is needed.
Using the first three steps of the communication decision-making tool, DECIDE, for the
following work, write an email message to the group focusing on initiating group communication
so that everyone effectively communicates with each other. (This email message should be at
least 2-3 paragraphs.) Initiate group communication about topics including what the group might
need to know about possible advantages and disadvantages of communicating by the channels of
email and in a teleconference. Start discussions about possible interference and suggest how the
group might reduce or eliminate these.
Initiate group communication about group communication norms for dealing with group
communication roles and for dealing with effective interpersonal communication while using
these communication technologies. Focus specifically on initiating discussion about tact,
courtesy, and language adaptation that would be acceptable in workplace group communication.
The need for group discussions and decisions should be emphasized throughout the email.
First and foremost welcome team, it is a pleasure to be working with such highly prestige
individuals during the process of this project.
During the process of this project it is very
important that we take the opportunity to get either a telephonic conference or VTC (Video Tele
Conference) scheduled so that we can all take the time to get to know each other and define some
goals throughout this project.
I cannot stress enough how important it is for us to keep in touch
with each other during this project as, is the only means of making this a big success or be a
Communication is the key for us to succeed and make our clients happy.