Symbolic Convergence theory outline

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Outline Travis, Rudy, Malcolm What is Symbolic Convergence method of looking at small group interaction and cohesiveness presents an understandable and accurate stance on how to achieve group cohesion based on the idea that members in a group must exchange fantasies in order to form a cohesive group Functions Promotes group interrelation Develops a comfortable atmosphere Creates similarities and common ground Serves as an icebreaker Critical for any group cohesion Symbolic Convergence theory basic concepts “Symbolic” refers to verbal and nonverbal messages while “convergence” refers to shared understanding and meaning In different groups and small organizations, members develop private code words and signals that only those inside the group understand. When groups of a small business achieves that symbolic convergence, they develop a sense of community based on common experiences and understandings.
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  • Spring '14
  • Dr.KarylSabbath
  • English-language films, Group development, symbolic convergence

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