Essay about Advantages And Disadvantages Of Group Communication

835 Words Apr 26th, 2016 4 Pages
Like everything in life there are two aspects of a situation, the good and the bad. Also known as the negative and positives, group communication displays both these characteristics. During my life I have been involved in many group communication settings. From being on multiple teams throughout my athletic career to different group assignments throughout my academic career, I have experienced both the negatives and positives of group communication.
Some advantages of group communication can include shared decision making, shared resources, synergy, and exposure to diversity. Some negative disadvantages aspects of group communication may include both relationship disadvantages and task disadvantages. Relationship disadvantages during group communication can include conflict between group member’s feelings, misunderstanding other group members’ intentions as well as some members that may try to deceive, manipulate, or betray other members. An example of a relationship disadvantage that I have encountered during my life while working within group communication settings was during a college class when the class was divided into random groups for a final project. When the discussion came on who would be the speaker for our project I saw that majority of the group picked one person because they were all close friends while another member was extremely interested in being the speaker. I felt that this was a relationship disadvantage because it generated a conflict which hurt…

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