A. Give the definition of "Group" in your own words.
A group is a small team of three or more people who come together to accomplish a common work or study goal.
B. Discribe the detailed characterictics of the groups.
Interdependence The mutual dependence of group members on one another
Common Goal The driving force that brings people together to form is a common goal
Group Personality When people come together in a group, they form a collective identity that becomes the group personality
Commitment Commitment is the desire of group members to work together to complete their task to the satisfaction of the entire group
Cohesiveness an extension of commitment, is the attraction that group members feel for each other and their willingness to stick together
Group Conflict The truth of the matter is that whenever people come together in any communicative context there is bound to be conflict of some sort
Social Facilitation The tendency for a person to release energy that would not be released if the individual were acting alone is called social facilitation
Gender Differences consists of both men and women
Group Size A group is composed of a number of people who are brought together or who come together voluntarily and who share a common goal, task, or purpose
Norms Norms are 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?
Listen carefully and take notes of what others have to say
Plenty of time for independent thinking and discussion
Note the diversity of group structures