Communicating in Groups and Teams (Characteristics of Groups and Teams…
Communicating in Groups and Teams
Characteristics of Groups and Teams
Patterns of Interaction
The Patterns of Behavior expected of group members.
: A role assigned to a person by group members or an organization, usually to establish order.
: A role usually not explicitly recognized by a group that describes functions of group members, rather than their positions. These are sometimes called "functional role".
: Emotional roles concerned with maintaining smooth personal relationships among group members. Also termed "maintenance functions.:
: roles group members take on in order to help solve a problem.
:Individual roles played by group members that inhibit the group's effective operation.
Rules and Norms
: An explicit, officially stated guideline that governs group functions and member behavior.
: Shared values, beliefs, behaviors, and procedures that govern a group's operation.
The Nature of Groups and Teams
What makes a Group a Team?
Competent team members.
Standards of excellence.
A results-driven structure.
External support and recognition
Clear and inspiring shared goals.
What is a Group?
A small collection of people whose members interact with one another, usually face-to-face, over time in order to reach goals.
People who interact with one another via mediated channels., without meeting face-to-face.
Followership and Communication
Types of Followers
The power of Followers
: The ability influence others' thoughts and/or actions.
: The influence granted by virtue of a member's ability to develop relationships that help the group reach its goal.
: The ability to influence others by the granting or promising of desirable consequences.
: The ability to influence others by virtue of one's perceived expertise on the subject in question.
: The power to influence others by the threat or imposition of unpleasant consequences.
: The person who is identified by title as the leader of a group.
: The ability to influence others by virtue of the degree to which one is liked or respected.
: The ability to influence a group owing to one's position in group.
Goals of Groups and Their Members
Goals that a group collectively seeks to accomplish.
Individual motives for joining a group.
Leadership and Communication
Dimensions of Leadership
: A style in which the leader invites the group's participation in decision making.
: A style in which the designated leader gives up his or her formal role, transforming the group into a loose collection of individuals.
: A style in which the designated leader uses coercive and reward power to dictate the group's actions.
: A style based on the idea that a leader's job is mostly to recruit outstanding team members and provide the support they need to do a good job.
: Defined by their devotion to help a team fulfill an important mission.
: A theory that argues that the most effective leadership style varies according to leader-member relations, the nominal leader's power. and the task structure.
trait theories of leadership
: A school of thought based on the belief that some people are born to be leaders and others are not.
Becoming a Leader
: A member who assumes leadership roles without being appointed by higher-ups.
What surprised me is leadership. In the Textbook, I saw that this are kind of people who are really not good at leading. These people called Dimensions of Leadership.
I want to know that Leadership can be training or not.
What bother me is also that leadership. In the textbook, it said leadership is a kind of gift. Some people born with leadership, and some people are not. Can leadership skill be training?