Nov 2 Lecture Notes
Nov 2 Lecture Notes CRS 333
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This 0 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alyson Forman on Monday November 2, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to CRS 333 at Syracuse University taught by M. Lopoo in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 48 views. For similar materials see Small Group Communication in Journalism and Mass Communications at Syracuse University.
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The Standard Agenda John Dewey described a process of rational problem solving and decision making that he called reflective thinking a set of logical steps that incorporate the scientific method of defining analyzing and solving problems The Standard Agenda is a direct outgrowth of Dewey s reflective thinking process Standard Agenda Structuring Grouo Discussion Problem Identification fact value policy Problem Analysis causes and effects Solution Criteria what standards Solution Possibilities brainstorm Solution Evaluation and Selection Solution Implementation 97915935 Factors Influencing Solution Implementation Overcoming Resistance to Change Degree group members participate in planning and decision making Degree change threatens security of group members Degree change affects group members directly Degree change is open to revision and modification Degree rate and desirability of change Grouo Decision Making Rules Maioritv Minority Unanimitv Majority Rules Deliberations shorts Better when issues are not very important decisions must be made quickly and when commitment of all members to the decision is not important Minority Rule few decide for all Group designated decision maker Designated authority from outside group Executive committee Unanimity consensus Agreement commitment satisfaction Consensus Decision Making 1 Follow standard agenda 7 Establish a cooperative group climate 8 Identify the pluses and minuses of potential decisions 9 Discuss all concerns of group members and try to resolve them 10 Avoid adversarial winlose arguments 11 Request a stand aside when stalemated 12 Avoid conflict suppressing techniques 13 Seek supermajority if consensus not possible Conducting Effective Meetings Group meetings have 6 common complaints unclear purpose unprepared participants individuals absent or late drifting discussion dominant participants decisions made aren39t implemented 1 Meet only when necessary 14 Contact all participants 15 Prepare an agenda and distribute to all group members 16 Move the agenda forward 17 Designate allotted time for each item discussed 18 Discuss at end whether objectives were met 19 Distribute minute of meeting Critical Thinking and Effective Decision Making Evaluating Information Apply Criteria Credibility Currency Relevancy Representativeness sample size randomly selected Sufficiency what claim are you making extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof Brainstorming Rules 1 Encourage wild ideas 20 Don39t evaluate ideas while brainstorming 21 Don39t clarify or seek clarification of an idea 22 Don t engage in taskirrelevant discussion 23 Stay focused on topic 24 Expand on the ideas of other members 25 Record all ideas 26 Encourage participation from all members 27 Evaluate ideas generated once the brainstorming phase is completed