a.Give the definition of "Group" in your own words.
Group is a collection of three or more individuals that work together with same objects and obey same rules.
b.Describe the detailed characterictics of the groups.
1.interdependence: members are depend on each other.
2.common goal: members are share the same goals so they work together.
3.group personalities: the identification of the group
4.commitment: the desire of group members to work together to complete their task to the satisfaction of the entire group
5.cohesiveness: This is the attraction which group members feel for each other, and this makes them united.
6.group conflict: some conflicts would be positive.
7.social facilitation: people would be more energy when interacts with group members
8.gender differences: different attitudes and behaviors of men and women.
9.group size: the number of group members
10.norms: members are guided by rules and standards
C.How to make the group members get into a positive participation during the group communication?
1.Clarify the goals and mission at different stages. Group members should understand the group purpose accurately.
2.Establish a feedback mechanism. Group members should communicate with each other regularly or at a fix time.
3.Establish appropriate reward and punishment systems to guide members’ interactions.