Group Communication Essay

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As against dyadic communication (i.e., one to one) and mass communication (i.e., one to many), group communication implies a many-to- many communication. Team work and group communication form an integral part of most organisations that embrace the concept of an open organisational climate and participative management. This is largely because of the complexity of decisions that have to be made when we are dealing with groups as opposed to individuals.
2.2.1 Group communication
The member of an organisation may communicate in groups to achieve any of the following purposes
 Share and exchange information and ideas
 Collect information or feedback on any project/policy/scheme.
 Arrive at a decision on important issues
 Solve a problem concerning the organisation as a whole
 Discuss issues involving the group itself or for the benefit of a larger audience.
 Elicit feedback upon any work undertaken or research performed.
Discussion plays a crucial role in relationship building and decision-making. In this chapter we will look into the various aspects of organisational as well as recruitment discussion as also the skills and strategies required for successful group communication.
(i) Forms of group communication
Depending on the
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The discussion usually results in a set of suggestions or recommendations on the central theme of the conference. The participants and the subject matter spectrums are wider than those of a seminar. It is not uncommon to hold small group discussions on different aspects of the conference theme, the delegates choosing among several discussion sessions going on simultaneously at the venue. Formal lectures, audio-visual presentations and exhibitions are also generally organised on the occasion. Thus a wide range of activities take place under the omnibus

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