Group: 3 or over people working together for a consistent goals.
Interdependence: group member depend on each other.
Common Goal: the motivation to bring people together.
Group Personality: people’s collective identity
Commitment: the desire of team members to complete tasks together and make the whole team satisfied.
Cohesiveness: The desire of team members to unite
Group Conflict: people work together must be some kind of conflict.
Social Facilitation: If a person acts alone, his energy will not be released
Gender Differences: When groups compete with each other, women seem to work better with their rivals than men. When the group size is small, women prefer to work with other women, while men have no gender preference.
Group Size: Groups of three to twenty-five people are often referred to as small groups. Groups larger than 25 are called large groups.
Norms: Expectations and common behaviors of team members.
Relevance: Members' comments should be relevant to the subject and objective of the discussion
Relatedness: The goal is to make sure that contributions relate to what was said before and what will be said next
Timeliness: Favorable opportunity
Sufficient Length: make sure Comments are long enough to make your point.
Clarity: Define terms and provide examples
Informativeness: Reference information sources as appropriate
Openness to evaluation: Group discussions can bring the best possible information and decisions
Provocativeness: As long as their goal is to make the final team product the best possible product, questions, challenging ideas and disagreements are valuable contributions.