Communicating in Groups and Teams (The Nature of Groups and Teams (What…
Communicating in Groups and Teams
The Nature of Groups and Teams
What is a group?
Small collection of people who interact with one another, usually face-to-face, over time in order to reach goals
What Makes a Group a Team?
Clear and Inspiring shared goals
a results-driven structure
Competent team members
Standards of Excellence
External support and recognition
Virtual and Face-to-Face Groups
Virtual Group tips
Strive for face time
Allow and encourage side channels
Make expectations clear
Provide training as necessary
Goals of Groups and Their Members
hidden agenda would make it much harder
Characteristics of Groups and Teams
Rules and Norms
Patterns of Interaction
Leadership and Communication
Approaches to Leadership
Leader- Member Relationship
Becoming a Leader
Gain influence without being appointed by higher-ups
Assertion not Aggression
Support of other members
Provide a solution in a time of crisis
Followership and Communication
Types of Followers
Power of Followers
Power is group centered
Power is distributed among group members
Power isn't an either or concept
What surprised you in the readings?
I am surprised how a group and a team could have different meaning and context. I always consider a group and a team having the same meaning but just different spelling.
What bothered you?
I agree to most of the things discussed in this specific chapter
What confused you or made you want to find out more?
I am intrigued by the concept of emergent leaders, and whether they could be more powerful when compared to leaders that are appointed directly by higher-ups