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  • Group Dynamics Week 2
  • Recap of Last Week
    • Groups and teams
    • Differences and similarities
    • Inter-group working
    • 2 types of communication –verbal non-verbal
    • Our communication styles
  • Recap Cont’d
    • Why people join groups – interpersonal needs – Maslow’s theory
    • What shapes group behavior?
  • Group Dynamics Agenda
    • What shapes your behavior?
    • Do you have a conflict style?
    • Synchronous/asynchronous communication
    • VC – Advantages/Disadvantages
    • 4 levels of competence
  • 4 levels of Competence
    • What is your guess?
    Unconscious Incompetence Unconscious Competence Conscious Incompetence Conscious Competence
  • Group Dynamics Agenda Continued
    • Group Discussion Format – for weekly group meetings
    • Choose your group – no less than 3, no more than 5
    • Let’s talk about the procedures
  • Group Dynamics Agenda
    • What is THEORY? Group Theory?
    • Group Theory:
      • Helps in intelligent decision making
      • Helps regulate behavior
      • Can make group discussion more rewarding
  • Group Dynamics Agenda
    • Group Theory:
      • Can help participants understand working of the group
    • Descriptive theories
    • Method Theories
  • Five Common Group Theories
    • Social Exchange
    • Symbolic Convergence
    • Structuration
    • Functional
    • Systems
  • Social Exchange Theory
    • Relationships are described:
        • Rewards (pleasurable outcome) and Costs (effort, anxiety, etc.)
        • Profits (rewards minus costs) and Losses (Costs exceed the rewards)
  • Symbolic Convergence Theory
    • Friendships take on an identity based on shared experiences
    • Good because of mutual understanding
    • Gives insight into group values
  • Structuration Theory
    • Framework - rules and resources for interacting in social systems
    • Explains why and how groups develop rules and behavior patterns
    • Can help identify group effectiveness/ineffectiveness
  • Functional Theory
    • Effect of given behaviors on a group system
    • Assist in identifying and enacting behaviors that help reach group goals
    • Communication effects a group. It has a function.
  • Systems Theory Subsystems Interdependence Synergy Entropy
  • Team Discussion
    • Why are theories important in the study of communication?
    • In what way are theories applicable to communication in your life?
  • Team Discussion Continued
    • Which theories influenced you in former teams?
    • Are your answers similar or different to those of your teammates? Why?
    • Prepare a report-back for class
  • Technology ( impact on communication)
    • Impacts on Social Exchange Theory?
    • Symbolic Convergence Theory?
    • Structuration Theory?
  • Quiz #1
    • Your choice… team based or individually 
    • Teams, 3 member limit
    • 20 minutes
    • Your name, please – at the top of p1
  • Assignments for Unit 3
    • Assignments/resources and readings are available online:
    • http://groupsitt.blogspot.com/
    • Preparation - Wk 3 Group meetings