This could be to specific group, for instance a support group for deaf people, teaching service users or for meetings. In group communication, every individual participating will try and get their personal ideas and thoughts across, especially if they disagree with a point raised (Storming stage: Tuckman group communication theory). In health and social care, group communication is mostly used in a meeting arrangement, as it allows a number of different agencies or care providers with in one agency to focus on particular aspect of care, or on a service user and the care that currently being provided. Communications between Colleagues not only on a one to one basis but in a group setting is key, to everyone working successfully, the performing stage of Tuckman group communication theory. Within a health and social care an absence or lack of tolerance and understanding for fellow employees might create a negative emotional atmosphere, it may only personally affect two people, but will ultimately affect everyone working with them, and possibly decreasing the level of care to their service
Members called upon to relay information that they were asked to find out about or report on something they had supposedly agreed to do last meeting were not completing their tasks. The close relationships between the president and other board members made it so these shortcomings were brushed off. Individuals within the subgroup did not seem to worry about being embarrassed or scolded because they were among close friends. The social dimension as the textbook calls it, was more present than the task dimension, as individuals seemed more invested in socializing and maintaining relationships than insisting on tasks being done. I also took into consideration that it was the end of the semester and with that comes more disarray as people wrap up finals and plan their summers.
The newly appointed CEO named Kathryn states that “trust is the foundation of real teamwork.” The company fails to understand that a lack of communication among fellow team members is a direct cause to the company not being successful. Not being able to be vulnerable among fellow team members is problematic. In order to be successful in a business there needs to be an understanding that team members can push you in order to reap the benefits of a more balanced team. As a result, invulnerability among team members leads to an artificial unity among the group.
In many cases, people will set aside their own personal credence or adopt the opinions of the rest of the group. Groupthink occurs when the pressures are high to conform within an organization interferes with the group 's’ analysis to reach a decision limiting independent thinking. There are eight symptoms of Groupthink that include the following, illusion of invulnerability, rationalization, brief in inherent morality, out-group stereotypes, self-censorship, illusion of unanimity, direct pressure on dissenters, and self-appointed mindguards . A historical example of Groupthink is the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster.
There is often conflict between group members in regards to their natural working styles. There may be power struggles as members of the group may challenge the authority or members may be trying to get themselves a role that would benefit them. This is the stage where many teams fail. Norming is the third stage. Members start to agree with each other.
Intro Authors Laurence Behrens and Leonard J. Rosen quote psychologist Nicholas DiFonzo, in “Have You Heard This? The Latest on Rumor,” as asking, “What is it about being human that sets the stage for rumor activity?” (478). Rumors and gossip are usually designed to hurt others. Since rumors hurt or destroy other people’s lives and take away their happiness, then why do people like to spread them? Some of the people who spread rumors often feel better about themselves, and they enjoy seeing others suffer.
Psychologist Irving Janis explained some alarmingly bad decisions made by governments and businesses coined the term "groupthink”, which he called "fiascoes.” He was particularly drawn to situations where group pressure seemed to result in a fundamental failure to think. Therefore, Janis further analyzed that it is a quick and easy way to refer to a mode of thinking people engage in when they are deeply involved in a cohesive in-group, when the members ' striving for unanimity override their motivation to realistically appraise alternative courses of action. According to Janis, groupthink is referred as the psychological drive for consensus at any cost that suppresses disagreement and prevents the appraisal of alternatives in cohesive decision-making groups.
Society portrays gossip as a common everyday thing- that it does not stand as a problem. Not only is gossip is everywhere, but people also believe a good part of it- magazines, movies, paparazzi. Propaganda is everywhere. “Given the characteristically negative nature of gossip, it’s not surprising that it is most often told about someone who is not present.” (Psychology Today par.4).
Groupthink is not always productive thought. Mob mentality is dangerous sometimes because people will do and say things they would never dream of if they were alone. Crimes have been committed as a group, and everyone is as guilty as the one that actually committed the crime in some cases. Being around the same people day after day, people with the same gripes, political stripes and even of the same religion can lead to a bunker mentality. One person in the group feels slighted by something they have seen or heard and soon the entire group has become offended by something they have never experienced firsthand.
The study of group dynamics provides a vehicle to analyse group communications with the intent of rendering the groups more effective (Davies & Newstrom, 1985) (La Monica, 1985). In the next section, this essay will be focused on the relationships and interactions between leadership behaviour and group dynamics. 2.0 BODY OF ANALYSIS There are many leadership behaviour that affects the employee effectiveness, commitment and group dynamics. According to (Folkman, Z., 2010) they have identified the nine behaviours that will have the greatest impact on employee: inspire and motivate others, driving for results, strategic perspective, collaboration, walk the talk, trust, develops and supports others, building relationships and courage.
Small groups are for sharing your own focused thoughts or feelings, whatever they may be. It is also a safe place to share. What is said in the group, stays in the group. Basic requirements is for people to remain anonymous and maintain confidentiality. If someone threatens to injure themselves or others that would be the only exception to the anonymity and confidentiality rule.
That’s why the gossip trade is a $3 billion a year industry.”. This is extremely harmful because it ruins people’s social lives causing them to contract depression and get into a state of depression that is extremely unhealthy for people and very dangerous because of certain consequences that could result from