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Project Communications Management April 5, 2011
This textbook "Working in Groups" is very well written with constant citing from various reference materials. It is a enjoy read with being a textbook at the graduate level, it is looking at both how groups work and how to work in groups, this accessible and user-friendly books gives readers the tools to apply group communication theories, methods, and skills–helping them become more effective and ethical group members.
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Using the guiding principle ofbalance,Working in Groups provides readers with practical strategies, built on theory and research, for communicating and working successfully in groups. Looking at bothhow groups workandhow to work in groups, this accessible and user-friendly books givesreaders the tools to apply group communication theories, methods, and skillshelping them become more effective and ethical group members. Comprehensive, up-to-date coverageincludes traditional topics, from development and climate to leadership and problem solving, as well as key contemporary areas such as "team talk," communication apprehension, group goal setting, group motivation, critical thinking and argumentation, and listening.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Group Communication|
|Study Questions and Chapter Outline Succeeding in Groups|
|Defining Group Communication|
|The Nature of Group Communication Types of Groups|
|Advantages and Disadvantages of Working in Groups Balance: The Guiding Principle of Group Work|
|Critical Thinking about the Case Study: The Study Group Dilemma|
|Group Work: It Was the Best of Groups|
|It Was the Worst of Groups Group Assessment: Essential Group Elements|
|Study Questions and Chapter Outline|
|Group Development Stages|
|Group Norms Characteristics of Effective Groups|
|about the Case Study: Nice to Meet You|
|Too Group Work: Classroom Norms|
|Group Assessment: How Good Is Your Goal?|
|Group Membership Study Questions and Chapter Outline|
|Key Terms Critical|
|Thinking about the Case Study: Taming Tony the Tiger|
|Group Work: Meeting Member Needs|
|Group Assessment: Personal Report of Communication|
|Study Questions and Chapter Outline Heterogeneous Groups Barriers to Understanding|
|Others Personality Dimensions|
|Balancing Group Diversity|
|Critical Thinking about the Case Study: No Offense|
|Intended Group Work: Identifying Cultural|
|Dialectics Group Assessment: Group Diversity|
|Group Leadership Study Questions and Chapter Outline|
|What Is Leadership?|
|Leadership and Power|
|Becoming a Leader Leadership Theories|
|The 5M Model of Leadership Effectiveness Diversity and Leadership|
|Critical Thinking about the Case Study: The Leader in Sheeprsquo;s Clothing|
|Group Work: The Least-Preferred-Coworker Scale |