Group Roles. Holly Claus Kirstyn Davies Andrew Papadopoulos John Pizzedaz Mariah Strong.
Roles will develop as a situation occurs. They will not stay consistent throughout a situation but will be likely to change based on communication. Roles can develop more strongly or can become weaker based on the other members and roles that they play.
Throughout life people wear different “hats” based on the situation that they are put into.
Will a person only wear one hat in a given situation?
A repeatable pattern of communicative behaviors that group members come to expect from each other.
When group members engage in communication to reduce uncertainty about the work the group is doing, they also evaluate the behaviors of other members.
Steven Beebe & John Masterson (2003)
& Paul Sheats (1948)
3) Multiple roles are played simultaneously
Group requires members to assume a new role but they feel reluctant to do so.
Response given by the speaker
Evaluate role performance
toward the ultimate goal
Eases tensions of the group
Benne & Sheats (1948)
Our journey from day 1!
Myers, S.A., & Anderson, C.M. (2008). The fundamentals of small group communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage