Briefly describe a challenging aspect of communication you encounter in a group to which you belong. This can be a work, family, social, or sports group. Help us understand what kind of communication occurs within the group that is awkward, disruptive, or counter-productive. Give us enough detail to help us understand why this communication pattern is challenging or uncomfortable for you. Then identify one of the key communication concepts you have encountered in your reading and our discussion of chapters 5,7-8 that could potentially help to strengthen or improve group functioning and make the group more productive. Explain the concept and how it could be applied. Your paper should meet university standards for composition, grammar, and spelling. The paper is worth up to 25 points. It should reveal your understanding of the concept and its application.
You write a challenging aspect of communication you encounter, or you can make up one.
For the second part ” Then identify one of the key communication concepts you have encountered in your reading and our discussion of chapters 5,7-9 that could potentially help to strengthen or improve group functioning and make the group more productive, etc..”, I will list some concepts that you could use; however, you can ask me to provide you with more concepts from the book if you think the once in the list do not work for you!
1- Turning points
2- Social Penetration theory.
3- Comprehensive Listening.
4- small group development: ( the forming stage, the storming stage, the norming stage, the performing stage, and the adjourning stage).