Chapter 9. Small Group Communication
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9.1 Define Small Group and Team and the advantages a disadvantages of Small Groups
is (1) a collection of individuals who (2) are connected to one another by some common purpose, (3) are interdependent, (4) have some degree of organization among them, and (5) see themselves as a group.
Collection of Individuals
Generally, a small group consists of approximately 3 to 12 people.
The members of a group consists to one another through some common purpose.
In a small group, members are interdependent, meaning that the behavior of one member is significant to and has an impact on all other members.
Members of small groups must be connected by some organizing rules, or structure.
Self-Perception as a group
Members of small groups feel they are, in fact, members of a larger whole.
is a particular kind of small group.
A team is often constructed for a specific purpose or task.
Clearly Defined Roles
In a team, member`s roles are rather clearly defined
In a team all members are committed to achieving the same, clearly identified goal.
Teams are generally content focused.
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