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3 important ideas:
- Formation of group is natural to human. It fulfills needs for:
1. Inclusion-
2. Affection-
3. Control-

1. Identified w/ others.
2. Love and esteem.
3. Exercise power.

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3 important ideas:
- Participating in groups does not mean we are effective.
Grouphate-

- Negative attitude towards working in groups.

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3 important ideas:
- Group participation helps us contribute to org and society.

Including Primary and Secondary groups.

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3 important ideas about Group Communication:

1. Formation of group is natural to human.




2. Participating in group does not mean we are effective.




3. Group participation helps us contribute to organization and society.

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Secondary groups

- Focus on task accomplishment.

- Meet secondary needs (control and achievement).

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Primary groups

- Satisfy primary needs for inclusion and affection. Close friends, family.

- Long term.

- Socialize and mold us into the people that we become.

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Primary and Secondary groups conclusion:

- There's no pure primary and secondary groups. Secondary may serve the same purpose as primary.

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Groups becoming successful?
1. Better problem solving-

2. Critical thinking-

3. Social facilitation-

1. Having numerical advantage.

2. Spot flaws in others thinking and think of things other may not have.

3. Tendency for people to work harder in groups than individually.

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Small group communication-

Guild who shares common goals and coordinate their behavior.

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Characteristics of Small Group Discussion:

1. Small number of people:

2. Common purpose:

3. Connection to each other:

4. Influence to each other:


Small group vs team:

1. 3-15 people.

2. mutually interdependent purpose.

3. Sense of belonging.

4. Sense of cooperation among members.


Team=group (use interchangeably).

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Group roles-

Shared expectations each members have.

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Task and relational communication-

Positive atmosphere in the group.

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Task roles-

Role that move group to accomplish the task.

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Relational roles-

Help maintaining positive relational atmosphere.

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Individual/Self-Centered Roles-

Behavior that repaired the function of the group.

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Leaders-

Influence people and their behavior.

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Managers-

Coordinate and organize activities. Those who could be leader but not qualified.

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Leadership-

Those who modifies attitudes/behaviors of others to meet group goals and needs.

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Traits approach-

Leader are born, not made. Qualities: Taller, attractive, smarter...

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Function approach-


Task and social function have to be performed.

Performance of function responsible of ALL members.

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Fisher's four functions of leaders-

1. Provide sufficient help processing info.

2. Enact variety of functions within group.

3. Help members clearing of what happens in group.

4. Focus on here and now.

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Styles Approach-

Patterns of behavior shown by leaders.

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Democratic leaders-

Encouraged decision making. Ownership.

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Laissez-faire leaders-

Title of leader but not involved in discussion. Members know what to do.

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Autocratic leaders-

Maintain tight control over group members. Give order.

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Source of power:

A. Reward power-

B. Punishment Power-

C. Legitimate power-

D. Referent power-

E. Expert power-

A. provide tangible reward.

B. Coercive power. Threat.

C. Power from position you hold.

D. Comes from liability. If they like you.

E. Your expertise on an issue.

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Effective Small Group Practices:

A. Equal participation-

B. Consensus decision-making style-

C. Cooperative conflict style-

D. Respectful communication style-

A. Everyone have a voice in group.

B. Everyone agreed on certain path.

C. If there's conflict, everyone is considered.

D. Everyone in group feels open to communicate.