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Symbolic Convergence Travis Edwards Malcolm Thomas  Rudy  Garcia
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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
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Functions  Promotes group interrelation Develops a comfortable atmosphere Creates similarities and common ground Serves as an icebreaker  Critical for any group cohesion
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Basic Concepts  “Symbolic” refers to verbal and nonverbal messages while “convergence” refers to  shared understanding and meaning (Mcgraw) 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. When members of that group share fantasy themes, then it increases and enhances group  cohesiveness as members develop neutral and common interpretation of their  experiences.
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  • Spring '14
  • Dr.KarylSabbath
  • Sociology, SCT, symbolic convergence, Symbolic Convergence Theory, fantasy themes

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