There were several elements that were discussed in the text as well as in class for productive group meetings. The group’s inter-workings depend upon how well the members accept appointed roles. During the course of Group and Organizational Communication, the importance of understanding leadership and what constitutes good leadership was imparted in our class sessions. The role of a follower and the necessity of followership. The class examined in great detail, the nature of both positive and negative impact of conflict in group settings which can be viewed as experiences for learning.
The textbook describes small group interaction as the process by which three or more members of a group exchange verbal and nonverbal messages in an attempt to influence one another. (Tubbs, 2012, p. 7) The size of the group is as important as the group’s purpose. After reading chapter one, I discovered choosing group participant numbers which range from 3 to 15 suggests the smaller the number of participants the more attainable the group’s goal (p. 7). During our class session, we discussed how having odd numbers of members allows the group to have someone to serve as a tie-breaker when needed.…
Jun Wei Zhong
October 20, 2015
Reflection Paper: Virtual Group Work and Decision Making
Throughout the virtual group work I feel like we as a group did very well because we each got our work done. I feel like since there were three section of requirement to figure out. We each just did one part of the assignment and later we combined our work together. Having a virtual partner is kind of difficult to get things started at first because we only contact each other by email. As we all…
I was definitely not the best partner to work with this week as I was on vacation until Saturday morning and had little time on my computer. However, Yoselin was super understanding and we used text messaging to have the most efficient conversations about our project.
As for group work, I am usually against the idea because I tend to be an introvert who wants to have all the control of what is being submitted. It is sometimes difficult for members of a group to have equal responsibilities.…
The primary objective of this article is to examine the strategy-performance of the firm. The paper studies the issue of strategic group from different theoretical point of views. There are some researchers suggest that it is beneficial to consider the firm characteristics while other researchers recommend studying the industry as a whole. The strategic group discipline is the center focus of the individual firm and industry, which helps in achieving explanatory study between the firm strategy…
Analysis for Formation of In-Groups
This essay will analyze the article Formation of In-Groups by Gordon W. Allport. In this article, Allport explains that each person is a member of certain groups in which all the other members share the same values. He goes on to explain all the different types of in-groups and how the formation of them has led to prejudice against other in-groups, or “out-groups”.
Allport begins the article with explaining how a person might become a member of an in-group,…
Learning from the experience of doing a practice focus group, I did a real focus group last Saturday. I reserved a group study room in undergraduate library to conduct my focus group, because we would not get interrupted, and we would also not interfere with other people’s study. The focus group went on smoothly, and I was glad to see the group discussion going pretty well. Additionally, there are still some space for me to improve and moderate a better focus group discussion.
UnitedHealth Group also known as United Healthcare is an organization located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. This company is dedicated to the health insurance services. Fortune, the prestigious magazine oriented to describe the characteristics of the best organizations in different business categories, shows that UnitedHealth Group stands as the number one industry in “Health Care: and Managed Care” in the last six years (Fortune, 2016).
The Organization occupies the second position in Global…
Our group faced some unique struggles in respect to this project. We had a serious conflict, but were able to resolve everything and become a succinct and cohesive group afterward. I truly believe that if we had not gone through the aforementioned conflict, we would not have been successful as a group.
Our group development very closely followed Tuckman’s stages of group development: forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning (Rust, 2015). First, our group was formed through random…
A group of people is defined as any collection of people who consider each other to be a group. People in groups have different characteristics that distinguish them from a random crowd, such as a sense of identity, loyalty or how much the group means to them, having a purpose or sort of reason as why to be in the group, and finally a source of leadership in the group.
An organisation can be considered one large group within itself, however it consists of several sub-groups that have their own…
DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE OF GROUP PROCESSES
FRANCESCO GARINO 05 JUNE 2015
14074984B ANIKA VATS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TASK 1 2
TASK 2 4
Group processes and their effect on group function 4
TASK 3 8
1. Describe two situations where working in group is appropriate and inappropriate.
The task assigned is complex and involves different topics. Working in group is appropriate because each member can analyse one…