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COMM 2713 NOV 04 Notes

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COMM 2713 NOV 04 Notes COMM 2713 - 001

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November 04 notes from Wednesday going over groups and how they make decision and theories that have been developed over group decision-making.
Communication Theory
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Date Created: 11/05/15
COMM 2713 NOV 04 2015 Prof Edy WED Topic Groups amp Organizations Decision Making amp Group Identity 0 Theories of Group Decision Making Started in the 1950 s 0 Goal To help groups make better decisions 0 Models V Theories I Rolesbased approaches I Some key roles 0 Task Leaders Keep the group doing its job 0 Information leaders Use a wide variety of information to make complex decisions 0 Experts in their respective fields 0 Devil s Advocate Not particularly wellliked but can think things through thoroughly 0 Tension Releaser Copes with the con ict and makes sure that people get along with each other 0 They keep the social wheels greased and can also make jokes to lighten the mood 0 Functional Theory of Group Decision Making Basic Ideas 0 Focuses on the communication processes not a list of ideas or roles 0 Groups must discuss the following in order to make a good decision I A though analysis of the goal or problem I Need a shared understanding I Criteria for evaluating the solution I Thorough analysis of all potential solutions I Select the solution that best meets the criteria I Choose the most likely to work 0 One that best meets all your objectives 0 Functional Theory Problems that Groups Encounter O Groupthink Janis I Most likely to happen with social conformity I And also when there is a strong leader 0 Satisficing I We engage in this because we choose the first decision that meets all our objectives 0 EX Movie choices We pick the first one that meets all the criteria of everyone in the group


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