Group Communication introduces applications of small group dynamics. Hartley shows how an understanding of how groups work and interact can improve the chances of successful team communication and cooperation.
Group Communication includes:
* critical reviews of group research
* explanation of the difficulties and practicalities of observing groups
* analysis of major group processes, including conformity and decision-making
* analysis and case studies of the management team, student seminar/project groups and self-help groups
* practical recommendation for group communication
* references and suggestions for further reading and research.
Table of Contents
Part 1; Chapter 1 Why bother – why study small groups?; Chapter 2 What are we talking about? Definitions and differences; Chapter 3 Ways of observing and analysing what goes on in groups; Part 2; Chapter 4 How do groups change and develop?; Chapter 5 How are members influenced by the group?; Chapter 6 Who wants to be leader?; Chapter 7 Who does what? Structure and communication; Chapter 8 And the answer is … group problem-solving and decision-making?; Chapter 9 When groups collide – enter the intergroup; Part 3; Chapter 10 Getting groups to work – teams in organisations; Chapter 11 Groups can help us learn – teamwork and students; Chapter 12 Groups can help – groupwork and some final thoughts;
'....this is altogether a neat little book which I would recommend as an introductory text on group processes.' - David Hogan, Independent Consultant.