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Chapter 9 and 10: Groups
 

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    Chapter 9 and 10: Groups Chapter 9 and 10: Groups Presentation Transcript

    • CHAPTERS 9 and 10 Groups
    • GROUPS What are they good for?
    • Advantages Disadvantages
      • Risky shift phenomena
      • Many viewpoints
      • Challenging ideas before they are put into place
      • Greater commitment to the decision reached
      • Time-consuming
      • Individuality sacrificed
      • Groupthink
      • Social loafing
    • Types of groups
      • Work teams
      • Study Groups
      • Support Groups
      • Committees
      • Media conferences
      • Focus groups
      • Families
      • Public meetings
      • Town meetings
    • Group operations
    • What motivated you to choose your group members?
    • Group operations
      • Group comes together to accomplish a task
    • What conflicts arose as the group decided what to draw and how / who would draw it?
    • Group operations
      • Causes of conflict
          • Power struggle
          • Personal problems with the rules of operation
          • Personality conflicts
      • If storming doesn ’t happen make sure it’s not because of groupthink
      • Power
        • Expert
        • Referent
        • Reward
        • Coercive
        • Legitimate
    • Group Leadership
    • How did you resolve conflicts?
    • Group operations
      • Group norms are established
    • Group operations
      • Members feel commitment to the group
    • Once you started drawing, who made suggestions? Who actually did the drawing?
    • Group operations
      • Action stage
      • Group works towards goals and makes decisions
      • Decision-making is influenced by the task and maintenance dimensions
    • Communicative Roles
      •   Communicative maintenance roles
      • Treat others with respect
      • Maintain a positive attitude
      • Encourage others
      • Pay attention to nonverbal messages
      • Assume an active role
      • Communicative task roles
      • Initiating ideas
      • Encouraging ideas
      • Using reasoned thought
      • Staying open-minded
      • Being aware of hidden agendas
      • Being attentive to nonverbal cues
      • Being cognizant of time constraints
    • How / why did the group disperse?
    • Group operations
      • All groups need closure
    • More on group participants
    • The Group Participant
      • Enthusiastic
      • Intelligent
      • Self-reliant
      • Communicates with other members
      • Actively engages in the work of the group
      • Critically assesses group decisions
      • Contributes creative ideas
    • Shared Responsibilites
      • All members should be knowledgeable
      • Dominators can destroy the group
      • It ’s your right NOT to participate. But you agree to give up your responsibilities and your privileges if you don’t
      • Participants should recognize that rejection of their ideas is not a rejection of them as people
      • Prejudices and beliefs may need to be set aside, but not by peer pressure
    • Dealing with Difficult Group Members
      • Impossible members run the risk of being expelled or ignored
      • Don ’t try to appease them
      • Resist the temptation to react reciprocally
      • Don ’t give them a soapbox
      • Try to convert the disruption into
      • a contribution
      • Confront the person directly
      • Separate yourself from the person