Small Group And Team Communication
Small Group and Team Communication
Uses systems theory as a basic orientation to describe small group communication in open and complex systems. Presents several perspectives for understanding group communication within this systems framework, with a focus on diversity, creativity, and teams. Each chapter begins with a thought-provok
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Small group communication is an imperative skill in today's society. With the right communication skills, one can be comfortable, effective, and successful in the workplace, the community, the school, or any other setting where one works with others. This book addresses the fundamental aspects of -- and teaches the basic skills of -- small group communication. Praised for its writing style, research base, and range of topics covered, this book teaches small group communication by providing theory, specific and current examples, analysis of diversity in small groups, useful applications of creativity beyond brainstorming, application of team analysis and leadership. Extensive examples along with chapter opening and closing pedagogical aids engage readers and help them to move from theoretical discussions into application and experience of the concepts presented. Group members and leaders, team members and coaches, professionals who work in an organization or with co-workers, and anyone...