Communication in Small Groups: Theory, Process, Skills
Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, Aug 1, 2003 - Business & Economics - 350 pages
This well-respected text balances theory and processes with skill development. The authors are active researchers, lecturers, and communication consultants. They draw on their experiences to provide students with a clear introduction to the study of small group communication. Communication in Small Groups puts theory and research into practice. A primary objective is to discuss small group communication theory and research in a way that allows the reader to apply concepts and principles to the process of communication when working as a member of a team.
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Learning Small Group
Orientation Task and Primary
Types of Work Groups 15 Symbolic Convergence Theory and
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agenda system argument audience believe Bormann brainstorming Breakfast Club central negative Chapter chronemics cohesion collaboration communica communication behavior competent communication computer-mediated consensus CR sessions create culture decision-making groups Delphi technique designated leader develop discussion group encounter group engage enhance evaluation example face-to-face feel focus group format function goals group decision group discussion group members group process groupthink ideas important individual instant messaging interaction Internet interpersonal communication interpersonal relationships leadership major meeting messages MindManager nonverbal nonverbal communication norms occur organizational panel discussion participants person play problem problem-solving groups problem-solving talk procedure productivity project team quality circle questions role rules and strategies share sion situation small group communication social solution solving Stage Step stories structure suggested symbolic convergence theory task group task leader team members team-building technique theory Thor tion topic understand virtual team