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COMM 400 Week 3 Learning Team Pulling
the Weight at Work - Group Training
Check this A+ tutorial guideline at
Watch the video clip “Pulling the Weight at Work.”
Go to www.mhhe.com/pearson4e.
Click on Student Edition, located under Online Learning
Click on Video Series on the left-hand side.
Write, individually, a 1-page reaction to the small-group dynamics
demonstrated in the video. From a communication perspective, what
went wrong? How could the members have handled the situation
differently? Post your reaction in your Learning Team forum. Review
and comment on the reactions of each team member. Identify
Analyze, as a team, the small-group dynamics demonstrated in the
video by considering the following:
The scope and functions of the small group within the
organization, such as idea generation, event planning, process or
creation, evaluation, and quality control
The effectiveness of each member’s communication styles.
What are the opportunities for improvement?
The type of leadership within the small group, such as fixed,
rotational, or ad hoc
How the group leader and members communicate during
Communication obstacles, such as groupthink tendencies,
credibility issues, and insufficient listening
Refer to this week’s readings to inform your analysis.
Create a group training presentation based on the communication
deficiencies displayed in the video. Your training plan may be in the
format of your choice.
You may choose a 15- to 20-slide
Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes, or an
equivalent multimedia program or technology application, such as
video, audio, or web conferencing software.
Include the following in your group training presentation:
The communication skills the group must implement to
become more effective
The roles each member must adopt to become more effective
The leadership skills the manager must demonstrate to
become more effective
Appropriate managerial actions to mitigate communication
Conflict management strategies to encourage positive
Include a reference slide.
Format your training presentation consistent with APA guidelines.
Present your Group Training Presentation.
For Local Campus students, these are 10- to 15-minute oral
presentations accompanied by a multimedia presentation.
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