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Chapter Nine

Intro Comm - Chapter 9

small group a collection of people working interdependently to accomplish a task; small groups typically include 3 to 20 members
interdependence with respect to groups, a state in which each member of a group affects, and is affected by, every other member
cohesion the force by which the members of a group work together in the service of a common goal
resources assets that enable a group to be productive
synergy a collaboration that produces more than the sum of its parts
social loafing the tendency of some group members of a group to contribute less to the group than the average member does, particularly as the group grows in size
5 phases of socialization into small groups antecedent, anticipatory, encounter, assimilation, exit
socialize new members to a group recruit good members; create a group orientation; include new members in activities; be a mentor
joining a group embrace the group's culture; acquire appropriate skills; learn what matters; contribute to the group
building group cohesion emphasize collective goals; keep track of progress; remind others of their value to the group
Created by: moogoogaiboo