Purpose of Assignment Just flick on your TV and you will see example after example of critical thinking gone awry — subprime mortgage lending practices, bankruptcies, the Gulf Oil….
Interpersonal Group Communication
Objective: Describe the role, use and application of group communication in business settings. Introduction: This lesson examines the theories, concepts and techniques relating to groups and group communication in business settings. Topics covered in this lesson are group theories and concepts, the group decision–making process, the roles individuals play in groups and how individuals communicate in groups. In this essay, you will have an opportunity to explore these concepts of group communication in business.
Deliverable: The essay for this lesson is required to be a minimum of 2,500 words that clearly demonstrate your understanding of the activity. Essays should have a clear introduction, thesis statement and conclusion, written in APA format (APAstyle.org). A minimum of three sources must be cited in-text and in the Reference list.
Step 1: Develop an outline. Refer to a specific business environment about which you have read or in which you have worked. Then use what you have learned in this lesson to develop an essay that discusses the role, use and application of group communication in business.
Your essay must address the following subtopics:
•How groups are defined; examples of the differences between groups and teams.
•Group theories and how they are used when thinking about groups (at least two).
•The process and steps groups use to make decisions and solve problems.
•The roles individuals play in groups and how they communicate within groups. •Effective groups and why they are effective (give examples).
Step 2: Write a paper.
•Review the rubric.
•Write a paper of at least 2,500 words.
•Address the subtopics discussed in Step 1.
•Include a clear introduction, detailed body and conclusion.
Step 3: Review the writing guidelines. Use these writing guidelines:
•Include a cover page and references in addition to your required page count. •Use correct APA format.
•Use size 12 Times New Roman.
•Use section headings to organize.
•Include in–text citations as appropriate.
•Use correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and verb tense.