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GROUP DISCUSSION. Group Behaviors. Task functions – Getting the job done Initiating Energizing Contributing Standard Setting Information Giving Information Seeking Consensus Testing Summarizing Clarifying Evaluating Opinion Giving Opinion Seeking.

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Group discussion

GROUP DISCUSSION


Group behaviors

Group Behaviors

  • Task functions– Getting the job done

  • InitiatingEnergizing

  • ContributingStandard Setting

  • Information GivingInformation Seeking

  • Consensus TestingSummarizing

  • ClarifyingEvaluating

  • Opinion GivingOpinion Seeking


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  • Maintenance functions– Strengthening interpersonal relationships

  • SupportingListening

  • HarmonizingTension Relieving

  • ObservingEncouraging


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  • Procedural functions– “Houskeeping” tasks

  • Setting dates and meetings

  • Reserving room

  • Distributing handouts

  • Preparing materials

  • Checking facilities

  • Taking notes


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  • Dysfunctional behaviors – not wanted!

  • BlockingPleading

  • AggressingDistracting

  • WithdrawingManipulation

  • Dominating Seeking recognition

  • RationalizingIntimidating


Values and limitations

Values and Limitations

  • I.Values of Discussion

  • A.Usually a better decision

  • B.Follow-through on decisions

  • (Law of partial inclusion)

  • C.Changes in individual attitudes/behaviors

  • D.Personal development

  • 1.Gain knowledge

  • 2.Communication skills

  • 3.Interpersonal skills

  • 4.Networking


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  • II.Limitation of Discussion

  • A.Takes time

  • B.Difficult to schedule

  • C.Spreads responsibility

  • D.Conflict of values limits potential

  • E.Status differences limits discussion


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  • F. Participants lack skills

  • G.Group-think potential

  • H.Lack of leadership

  • I.Power struggles

  • J.Majority rule or compromise rather than consensus


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