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Communication group powerpoint


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Communication group powerpoint

  1. 1. What is Group Cohesiveness<br />and Groupthink?<br /><ul><li>cohesive groupsmembers generally pull together and agree of major issues.</li></ul>(i.e.) the nature of the task or goals they hope to achieve. <br /><ul><li>Group cohesiveness provides the bond that holds a group together.
  2. 2. In a cohesive group all members work hard together, are satisfied with what they do, respect one another and equally invest in achieving a goal.
  3. 3. When all members enthusiastically agree and accept each other’s ideas, the group could be victim of groupthink.</li></li></ul><li>Too much cohesion tends to weaken individuality and often deprives the group of independent, critical and creative thought.<br /><ul><li>Communication within the group is much more extensive
  4. 4. The feeling of togetherness motivates members to achieve the desired goal
  5. 5. Positive interactions take place as a whole</li></li></ul><li>What happens when there <br />is no conflict within a group? <br /><ul><li>Individual members of a group suppress their personal ideas and attitudes in order to reach agreement and to preserve friendly, cohesive relations within a group.
  6. 6. No one directly states that no disagreements will take place, instead members fail to recognize issues that need to be explored, positions that should be challenged or questions that should to be raised.
  7. 7. Individuals are unconsciously less critical of their group member’s ideas. This often results in sloppy decision making.</li></li></ul><li>SymptomsofGroupthink<br /><ul><li>Accepting agreement without discussion or examination
  8. 8. Believing the group is invulnerable
  9. 9. Rationalizing away undesirable information
  10. 10. Developing and promoting negative stereotypes of outsiders</li></li></ul><li>Strategies in Groupthink<br /><ul><li>Minimize the status differences among members
  11. 11. Appoint a devil’s advocate if members are not questioning ideas
  12. 12. Develop a norm that legitimizes disagreement in discussion</li></li></ul><li>THE CHALLENGER DISASTER<br /><br />