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Week 8 Chapter 6


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Chapter 6 - Small Group Communication

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Week 8 Chapter 6

  1. 1.  Roles Role Emergence Role Pressures Task Roles Building Roles Destructive Roles How to use this information
  2. 2. Informal Function FocusFormal Position (Title)
  3. 3. Data reveal a flow chart indicative of a stimulus-reponse model for role emergence and stability.The development shown here comes from a long lineof ‘learning’ studies in psychology.Allow me walk you through the basic mechanismsfor a deeper understanding.
  4. 4.  Classical Conditioning Skinner’s Box (Hardcore Operant Conditioning) Testing with humans
  5. 5.  Role Conflict contradictory roles Role Strain inadequacy Intrarole conflict differing definitions Interrole conflict incompatible roles
  6. 6. TaskBuildingSelf centered (Benne & Sheats)
  7. 7. 1. Initiator-contributor Creative2. Information seeker Data hound3. Information giver Researcher4. Opinion seeker Representative5. Opinion giver Suggestions6. Elaborator-clarifier Translator7. Coordinator Summary8. Diagnostician Sherlock9. Orienter-summarizer Task Master10. Energizer Cheerleader11. Procedural assistant Administrator12. Secretary-recorder Scribe13. Evaluator-critic Critic
  8. 8. 1. Supporter-encourager2. Harmonizer3. Tension releaser4. Compromiser5. Gatekeeper6. Feeling expresser7. Standard setter8. Follower
  9. 9. 1. Blocker2. Aggressor3. Deserter4. Dominator5. Recognition seeker6. Confessor7. Playboy/playgirl-clown8. Special-interest pleader
  10. 10. Email someone with whom you have workedin a small group setting outside of this class.As them to share feedback on your leadershipabilities, conflict management strategies, andcontributions to the group tasks. Let themknow their response may be shared.Forward their message anonymously with the subjectline EX1Feedback to earn the points.
  11. 11. Now that we can identify roles and understand theirdevelopment we are in a position to cultivateproductive distributions and diagnose role basedproblems in group members. We are also in aposition to reward and punish certain role behaviorsocially to influence group development.Discussion to follow on Google Hangout.