Small Group Communication Factors

Your Names: Noelle Mischenko & Tatiana Piatanova

1. The most important goal for a group in this class would be to complete the stated task(s). *

The most important goal for a group in this class is to make connections and engage in productive discussion.

2. Groups are most productive when a leader steps forward to run meetings and allocate tasks. *

It helps the meeting to be productive when there is a set agenda but not necessarily a leader.

3. We should have a high degree of tolerance for group members who are late to synchronous meetings or do not attend due to other obligations. *

4. Creating friendships and completing the group task are equally important. *

Collaborating and completing the group task are equally important.

5. Criticizing other group members should be avoided. *

Constructive criticism is an essential part of collaboration.

6. Avoiding smaller conflicts is the best method to reduce conflict escalation. *

Confronting smaller conflicts head on is the best way to eliminate conflict escalation.

7. All group members should have identical goals and reasons for being involved. *

Group members may have different goals and reasons for being involved.

8. Majority rule helps in the process of group decision making. *

9. If one group member is not pulling his or her weight, the other group members should confront that person together. *

Having clear task distribution amongst group members helps prevent group members from not pulling their weight.

10. Everyone in the group should receive the same grade for group projects. *

Group members should grade each other’s work on group projects.