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Principles and Practices of Communication in Groups and Teams
- Identify research methods applied in small group and team communication.
- Explain theories of group and team communication.
- Summarize the nature of virtual groups and teams.
Establishing Group and Team Communication Functions
- Explain the formation of groups and teams.
- Demonstrate interpersonal needs.
- Summarize variables in group and team dynamics.
- Evaluate roles, norms, and status.
Managing Communication in Groups and Teams
- Explain supportive and defensive communication climates.
- Analyze confirmation, disconfirmation, and maintaining cohesiveness.
- Evaluate the role of listening in small groups and teams.
- Assess verbal and nonverbal dynamics.
Maximizing Communicative Competency in Groups and Teams
- Differentiate between conflict management and conflict avoidance.
- Assess communication strategies for cooperation and collaboration.
- Evaluate the role of ethics in the decision-making and problem-solving processes.
Leading Team Communication
- Explain task leadership.
- Summarize process leadership.
- Evaluate leadership in groups and teams.
- Analyze the role of communication in leadership.
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