Write an investigative paper that applies group-related communication theories to a selected group.
There are many ways to improve interpersonal effectiveness, and the benefits of doing so are profound. Many studies point to interpersonal effectiveness as the leading predictor of future success. Derailment studies (Lombardo & McCauley, 1988) found lack of interpersonal communication skills to be a key factor in the likelihood of a manager to derail, or be removed from his or her job.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
- Competency 2: Analyze the interrelationships of communication within organizational systems.
- Describe the characteristics of a group.
- Analyze the roles of group members.
- Describe the group stages experienced.
- Analyze group norms.
- Describe positive and negative participation behaviors.
- Describe group’s use of technology for communication.
- Competency 3: Communicate effectively.
- Write clearly to convey the intended content and follow APA rules for attributing sources.
Lombardo, M. M., & McCauley, C. D. (1988). The dynamics of management derailment. Center for Creative Leadership Technical Report, 34, 1–33.
Individuals are the essence of communication. Even before involving others, intrapersonal communication is at work. These are the messages we send to ourselves and relate to our own issues and perceptions.
Interpersonal communication takes place when a second individual is incorporated into the setting. Trust and power are often part of interpersonal relationships, as is perception, the way we think about others. In today’s organizational environment, technology is also closely linked with the ways we communicate one-on-one.