Communicating in Small Groups : Principles and Practices

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Known for its wealth of relevant, practical, and up-to-date information,Communicating in Small Groupsprovides a balance of principles and applications of group communication.With emphasis on teamwork, technology, and ethical collaboration, the 9 th edition ofCommunicating in Small Groups: Principles and Practiceshelps readers enhance their performance in groups and teams, while also giving them insight in to why group and team members communicate as they do.

Table of Contents

Foundations Of Group And Team Communication
Introducing Group and Team Principles and Practices
What Is Small Group Communication?
What About Teams?
What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Working in Groups and Teams?
What Are the Different Types of Small Groups?
What Is Virtual Small Group Communication?
How Can You Become a Competent Small Group Communicator
The Nine Core Small Group Communication Competencies
Small Group Communication Theory
The Nature of Theory and the Theory-Building Process
Theory: A Practical Approach to Group Communication
The Purpose of Communication in Small Groups: Making Sense
Theoretical Perspectives for the Study of Group and Team Communication
Describing Elements of Group and Team Communication
Group Formation
Why Do People Join Groups?
Interpersonal Needs
Individual Goals
Group and Team Goals
Establishing Mutuality of Concern
Interpersonal Attraction
Group Attraction
Homogeneity and Diversity in Groups
Group Formation over Time
Group Re-Formation
Managing Group And Team Relationships
Relating to Others in Groups and Teams
The Development of Group Relationships over Time
Improving Group Climate
Defensive and Supportive Climates
Interpersonal Confirmation and Disconfirmation
Group Cohesiveness
Communication Networks
Group Size
Group Climate and Productivity
Enhancing Group and Team Communication Skills
Verbal Dynamics in the Small Group
Listening The Importance of Nonverbal Communication in Groups
Applications of Nonverbal Communication
Research to Groups and Teams
Functions of Nonverbal Cues in Groups and Teams
Interpreting Nonverbal Communication
Managing Conflict
What Is Conflict?
Types of Conflict
Conflict and Diversity in Small Groups
Conflict-Management Styles
Collaborative Conflict Management: Principles and Skills
When People Are Not Cooperative: Dealing with Difficult Group Members
Groupthink: Conflict Avoidance
Consensus: Reaching Agreement through Communication
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