Personal Communication in a GroupIn a group setting communication between the members of the group are important tokeep the group focused and on the same level. There is entire branches of science thatstudy all the different variables that affected by the communication or lack thereof amongmembers in a group. There are three key areas that most of the researchers look for.Some of the them study the cohesiveness of the group which is the bonding of the individuals among the group that case them to work as a team and remain a group. Other researchers study the different levels of participation in the group by each individual members efforts. Researchers also look into manners within the group, the style that the group utilizes to maintain its effectiveness, and the tone at which they work or communicate. The most frequently studied aspect among all the collective behaviorists is the actual raw communication between the members of a given group. (aka how to work a room) They use this information to determine many things such as who is the leader of the group, who is the extrovert, who the shy one is, and who has all the ideas.These small groups of individuals otherwise known as primary groups play a role ininfluencing the attitudes and the outlook among the members. The research that wasmentioned above has determined some major conclusions about the relationshipsinvolved between the group members. When a person belongs to the same group for alonger period of time the communication amongst the members causes changes inopinions and attitudes. These changes are usually made to establish uniformity within thegroup. The amount of uniformity that can be achieved within a group is a directreflection of how “attractive” it is to be a part of a certain group. In most cases themembers that dont lean toward the majority when it comes to prevailing matters ofopinions are then usually rejected by the group.
How much rejection that an individual will experience depends on how attractivebelonging to this particular group is and the importance of the issue at hand by the groupthat the individual is not conforming to.However, this still does not clarify how the social influence in the group is accomplished.This is in part due to the continuous informal communication between members of thegroup and members that are not among the group that put influence to the member of thegroup therefore causing turbulence. To fully understand the dynamics of communicationamong the members of a group you have to determine what does and what does not getcommunicated in these social groups and who in these groups are actually receiving theinformation Communication Attitude Listening.