a.Give the definition of "Group" in your own words.
group is composed of three or more people to influence with each other and behave in common standard to achieve common goals.
b.Discribe the detailed characterictics of the groups.
1.Interdependence: The mutual dependence of group members on one another.
2.Common Goal: The driving force that brings people together to form.
3.Group Personality: The collective identity that people form.
4.Commitment: The desire of group members to work together to complete their task to the satisfaction of the entire group.
5.Cohesiveness: The attraction that group members feel for each other and their willingness to stick together.
6.Group Conflict: The openly expressed hostility between groups and mutual interference in each other's activities
7.Social Facilitation: The tendency for a person to release energy that would not be released if the individual were acting alone.
8.Gender Differences: The differences in psychology and behavior between men and women
9.Group Size: The number of people in a group.
10.Norms: The expected and shared ways in which group members behave.
C.How to make the group members get into a positive participation during the group communication?
1.Relevance: Members’ comments should pertain to the topic and goals of the discussion at hand and should deviate only when tension needs to be released.
2.Relatedness: To make sure that contributions tie in with what has been said before and what is apt to be said next.
3.Timeliness: To give more impact to a good idea, you should introduce it at a favorable time so that it gets the group’s full attention and consideration.
4.Sufficient Length: To make sure that the comment you contribute is long enough to make your point.
5.Clarity: To avoid misunderstandings, define your terms and provide examples to ensure a common ground.
6.Informativeness: Make sure that your statement is accurate and objective. Cite source of information when appropriate, and select sources that are not biased.
7.Openness to evaluation: Criticism should not be ignored or avoided. And members must remember that evaluation can be constructive only when they focus on the contribution and not on the person.
8.Provocativeness: Asking questions, challenging ideas, and disagreeing can be valuable contributions as long as their goal is to make the final group product the best one possible.