Communicating in 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?