CSUF HCOM 100 - PROBLEM SOLVING IN GROUPS (2 pages)

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California State University, Fullerton
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Hcom 100 - Introduction to Human Communication
Introduction to Human Communication Documents

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PROBLEM SOLVING IN GROUPS ACTIVITY 1 Divide class by gender into groups of three or four if necessary to fill out group GROUPS OF TWO ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE 2 Assign each group Leadership Scenario Write following information on board after groups are done record results Do one scenario discuss it next scenario etc SCENARIO ONE PROBLEM SOLVING GROUP A Expert Power B Information Power C Referent Power social skill D Reward Power E Coercive Power SCENARIO TWO GROWTH GROUP 1 2 3 4 Coercive Power With Referent power Reward Power With Referent power Expert Power With Referent power Information Power With Referent power 5 6 7 8 Coercive Power Without Referent power Reward Power Without Referent power Expert Power Without Referent power Information Power Without Referent power SCENARIO THREE LEARNING GROUP 1 Information Power 2 Reward Power 3 Coercive Power 4 Expert Power 5 Information Power 6 Reward Power 7 Coercive Power 8 Expert Power Remember to point out which strategy works best for a Men b Women c Men Women d When referent power is present e When referent power isn t present KEY GROUPS LEARNING GROUPS Members of these groups have as their primary purpose the learning of knowledge or some new skill set The information discussed is external to the group members GROWTH GROUPS Growth groups focus on teaching the members more about themselves The purpose of the group is to help the members identify and deal with their personal problems Unlike in learning groups the subject matter discussed is internal to th group members PROBLEM SOLVING GROUPS Come together to solve a particular problem that concerns all members of the group KEY POWER LEADERSHIP COERCIVE POWER Is achieved through threats or the reminder that unpleasant consequences will result if the leader s position isn t accepted REWARD POWER Exists when a leader promises others some desirable outcome for accepting his or position or leadership role EXPERT POWER Exists when we are influenced by people because of what we



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