the fundamentals of small group communication

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The Fundamentals Of Small Group Communication

Author : Scott A. Myers
ISBN : 9781412959391
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Fundamentals of Small Group Communication provides readers with the fundamentals they need to become functional and productive members of any small group. Readers are introduced to the fundamental issues faced by all small groups (such as socialization, development, ethics, diversity) and the procedures utilized by effective small groups (for example, task accomplishment, decision making, climate). With a focus on the individual group member, this textbook encourages readers to reflect on how their communication behaviors (e.g., communication traits, verbal and nonverbal communication, listening style) and practices (e.g., their leadership style, their conflict management style) contribute to their current small group experiences.

Communication In Small Groups Theory Process And Skills

Author : John Cragan
ISBN : 9780495095965
Genre : Performing Arts
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COMMUNICATION IN SMALL GROUPS: THEORY, PROCESS, SKILLS expertly balances theory and processes with practical skill development. Drawing on their extensive and varied experience as active researchers, lecturers, and communication consultants, the authors provide students with a clear and comprehensive introduction to the study of small group communication. This well-respected text effectively integrates theory, research, and practice, guiding readers to apply concepts and principles to the process of communication when working as members of a team. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Small Group Communication Theory And Practice

Author : Randy Y. Hirokawa
ISBN : 0195330005
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The eighth edition of Small Group Communication: Theory and Practice presents a collection of readings from the most well-known researchers and practitioners in the field. This comprehensive anthology spans a broad range of topics in communication theory, research, and practice. These include contemporary views of small groups, theories of group communication, group development and organization, group communication processes, group and team performance, group leadership, culture and diversity in groups, and methods for analyzing group communication. New to the Eighth Edition: New lead coeditor Randy Hirokawa (University of Iowa) brings a strong background in small group communication to the new edition, which features fourteen new and three updated chapters. New topics include: * The bona fide group perspective * The functional perspective * Symbolic convergence theory * Multiple sequence models of group development * Virtual group communication * New communication technologies * Social influence processes in groups * Counteractive influence and group leadership * Characteristics of effective health care teams * Sex, gender, and communication in groups * Narrative analysis of group communication * Methods for evaluating group communication In addition, two new sections have been added: "Theories of Group Communication" and "Observing Group Communication," with three new chapters in each section. Thought-provoking introductions to each section provide internal cohesiveness and structure to the book. Importantly, each reading offers its own individual introduction, which alerts readers to key points and integrates the selection into the larger themes of the section. These introductions serve as a "road map" as students travel through the ongoing intellectual developments, diverse views, and continuing debates that make the study of small group communication an exciting adventure.

The Communication Age

Author : Autumn Edwards
ISBN : 9781483373713
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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We are in “the communication age.” No matter who you are or how you communicate, we are all members of a society who connect through the internet, not just to it. From face-to-face interactions to all forms of social media, The Communication Age, Second Edition invites you to join the conversation about today’s issues and make your voice heard. This contemporary and engaging text introduces students to the essentials of interpersonal, small group, and public communication while incorporating technology, media, and speech communication to foster civic engagement for a better future.

Small Group And Team Communication

Author : Thomas E. Harris
ISBN : 9781478637622
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Much of contemporary communication occurs between and among small groups, whether in person in a work setting or on the Internet via email, Facebook, or instant messages. How we engage in our small-group communication in each medium matters. To be effective we have to consider our group roles, norms, cohesion, process, and phases of development, as well as our personal verbal and nonverbal communication and listening styles. To succeed as a member of a team, we need to consider the limits of our personal experience and perspective, recognize the creative strength of diverse perspectives in decision making and problem solving, develop our conflict-management skills, and strengthen our leadership skills. To be successful necessitates an understanding of group process, participation style, ethical group behavior, and the influences of the medium. Small Group and Team Communication explores all these different interconnections and the communication strategies we use in our work and social groups. The authors use the systems perspective as their core approach throughout the text, treating small groups as complex open systems reliant upon communication to achieve success. Many chapters highlight the importance of considering ethics and diversity in relation to a variety of topics. Harris and Sherblom address the growing influence of computer-mediated communication to this discipline. Real-world, applied examples show students that what they’re learning aren’t simply abstract concepts, but knowledge that will serve them outside the classroom.

Communicating In Groups

Author : Katherine Adams
ISBN : 9780077832551
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In its ninth edition, Communicating in Groups provides a fresh look at modern group communication while retaining the foundational information about research and theory that has made the text so popular. Helpful tables and images, as well as boxes showcasing ethical dilemmas, “Apply Now“ situations, and current issues related to media and technology complement the information. Along with the authors' conversational style, these features make the text accessible and relatable for students, who will come away with a deep understanding of small group communication and the positive impact they can make through effective interactions.

The Fundamentals Of Small Group Communication Peer Groups

Author : Scott A. Myers
ISBN : 1412978742
Genre : Business & Economics
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Democracy In Small Groups

Author : John Gastil
ISBN : 0865712743
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing from years of experience and study, John Gastil offers a variety of solutions to the problems commonly faced by small, democratic groups. He thoroughly explores the dynamics of practising democracy, including the relationship between speaking rights and listening responsibilities; the importance of full access to information and agenda setting; and ways to practice democracy in personal, family and neighbourhood life. Throughout, he enriches his suggestions with detailed descriptions of the dynamics within a co-operative grocery store. To help readers to choose the democratic structure most appropriate to their group, the book also surveys the full range of democratic processes -- including consensus, majority rule, and proportional outcomes.

In Mixed Company Communicating In Small Groups And Teams

Author : J. Rothwell
ISBN : 9780495007265
Genre : Social Science
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IN MIXED COMPANY: COMMUNICATING IN SMALL GROUPS AND TEAMS, the author uses the central unifying theme of cooperation and a communication competence model to guide discussions of key small group concepts and processes. Visually appealing and practical, this text will help you succeed in your small groups course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Survey Of Human Communication

Author : Michael A. Griffin
ISBN : 9780761866909
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This textbook provides a survey of the Speech and Communication Studies areas of Communication, focusing on human communication through the transactional model of communication. Interpersonal Communication chapters constitute the largest portion of the book, with the Public Speaking chapters the next largest block, followed by the Intercultural and Small Group/Organizational Communication chapters. Homework and/or classroom exercises are provided in nearly every chapter to enable students to learn the related skills and/or reinforce their knowledge. There is a unique money talk section in the Relationship Communication chapter, an in-depth problem-solving exercise with sample content information in the Small Group/Organizational Communication chapter, an overview of controversial Intercultural topics in the Intercultural Communication chapter that can be optional reading, and a step-by-step process for learning how to write thesis sentences in one of the Public Speaking chapters. In addition, instructions for and samples of seven different types of speeches are provided, as well as evaluation forms, to give instructors suitable choices.

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