MGF1100: Managerial Communication
Avoiding Group Dysfunction
Your Tutor (me)
– 9903 4065
– Building N Level 5 Room 14
• Group Assignment
> Group Presentation and Individual Essay
• Due Week 10 during tutorial
• Worth 25%
> Group Presentation (10%) Individual Essay (15%)
• 10 minute presentation
• 1500 words for the essay (8 references)
• Peer evaluation forms
• Get into 5 groups
• You will be given a country
• You can only communicate via the sticky notes
• It is about communicating across quick messages, not having
the ability to clarify
• The game will change unexpectedly
The US is announcing war on the fictional
country Qumar and they are looking for
allied support. What will you agree too
(arms, troops, financial, etc).
The US has invaded earlier than expected
breaking UN treaty.
Germany has been attacked by a Qumarie
suicide bomber. There are links to Iranian
Europe loses contact with the US & Iran.
Russia has bombed Qumar and killed 25
Ties between Russia and the US are cut.
Qumar has crossed the border into Iran.
Iran loses communication with all
countries bar Russia.
Others regain ability to communicate.
Qumar defence minister will sit down with
the Chinese Ambassador.
US not allowed to directly intervene (can’t
send messages directly to China).
European public support for the war
waned and people want the troops to be
Take some time
• Write something now about your team in regards to UN Game
• Did the composition of Belbin assist the tasks? Were you missing an
• How was your communication affected?
• How did you get your points across?
Take some time
• To chat about your group assignment
• When are you going to meet?
• Do you have any new ideas?
• Print out case study