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Author Hartley, Peter, 1946- author

Title Group communication / Peter Hartley
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 226 pages)
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Why bother -- why study small groups? -- 2. What are we talking about? Definitions and differences -- 3. Ways of observing and analysing what goes on in groups -- 4. How do groups change and develop? -- 5. How are members influenced by the group? -- 6. Who wants to be leader? -- 7. Who does what? Structure and communication -- 8. And the answer problem-solving and decision-making? -- 9. When groups collide -- enter the intergroup -- 10. Getting groups to work -- teams in organisations -- 11. Groups can help us learn -- teamwork and students -- 12. Groups can help -- groupwork and some final thoughts
Summary 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 g
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communication in small groups.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 96034698
ISBN 020313513X (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0415111595 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780203135136 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780415111591 (hbk. ; alk. paper)