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1 Group Communication Group: Three or more individuals who interact over time, depend on each other, and follow shared rules of conduct in order to reach a common goal. Ideal size: 4-7 Team: Special type of group characterized by different and complementary resources of members and a strong sense of collective identity.

2 Group Communication Strengths: Greater Resource More Thorough Greater Creativity Greater Commitment Limitations: Time Constraints Conformity Pressures (Groupthink)

3 Group Communication 1.Cohesion 2.Group Size 3.Power Relationships 4.Interaction Patterns Chain Wheel All-Channel 5.Group Norms: Rules v. Norms 6.Cultural Differences 7.Leadership Styles: Democratic, Autocratic, Laissez Faire Factors that affect Group Communication

4 Group Communication Types of Group Communication Task Procedural Climate Egocentric

5 Group Communication Types of Groups Learning Group Growth Group Problem- Solving Group Social Group

6 Group Communication Decision Making in Groups Consensus: Win-Win Voting: Win-Lose Compromise: Lose-Lose Authority Rule/Group Ratification

7 Group Communication Agenda for Decision Making Define the Problem Analyze the Problem Establish Criteria Generate Solutions Select Best Solution Implement Decision Action Plan to Monitor and Fine-tune

8 Group Communication Roles in Groups FUNCTIONAL ROLES Content and Relational DYSFUNCTIONAL ROLES Relational Initiator/Contributor Information Seeker Opinion Seeker Elaborator/Clarifier Coordinator Diagnostician Evaluator/Critic Supporter Tension Reliever Harmonizer Follower Blocker Aggressor Deserter Dominator Recognition Seeker Joker Cynic


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