ISBN 9780071070249,Effective Group Discussion : Theory And Practice

Effective Group Discussion : Theory And Practice



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780071070249

ISBN-10 0071070249


Number of Pages 492 Pages
Language (English)

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Combining the most recent research findings with practical tools students need to become productive group members, this leading text covers secondary groups of all kinds: work groups, committees, task forces, self-directed work teams, and other small groups whose objectives include finding solutions to problems, producing goods, and creating policies. In this edition, the authors have expanded coverage of computer-mediated communication and updated relevant information about diversity and culture in chapter 5 and throughout the text. Salient Features Group discussion techniques integrated throughout the text Chapter on:- Conflict management Diversity rereinforceing the importance of its role in group behavior and inter cultural communication. Discusses the importance of having appropriate decision making and problem solving processes TABLE OF CONTENTS Part I: Foundations of Communicating in Groups Chapter 1. The Small Groups in Everyone's Life Chapter 2. Human Communication Processes in Small Groups Chapter 3. Verbal and Nonverbal Messages in Small Group Communication Chapter 4. The Small Group as a System Part II: Developing the Group Chapter 5. Diversity and the Effects of Culture Chapter 6. The Members and their Roles Part III: Observing and Evaluating Groups Chapter 7. Tools for Observing and Evaluating Small Groups Part IV: Small Group Throughput Processes Chapter 8. Communication and Group Culture: Tensions, Fantasy, Socialization, Norms Chapter 9. Perspectives on Leadership in Small Groups Part V: Improving Group Outputs Chapter 10. Problem Solving and Decision Making I: Defining a Problem, Finding and Evaluating Chapter 11. Problem Solving and Decision Making II: Deciding and Implementing Chapter 12. Managing Conflict in the Small Group Chapter 13. Guidelines for Effective Group Leaders