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National Diploma in Business
Interpersonal Communications
Demonstrate knowledge of group process

UNIT 9691
Version 5 Level 5 Credits 5
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ASSESSMENT

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Unit 9691
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Element 1Analyse advantages and disadvantages of working in groups. -------------------------------------------------
Element 2Explain group processes and their effect on group function. -------------------------------------------------
Element 3Outline strategies to manage conflict in a group.

Assessment Conditions
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This assessment is Open Book. You will have access to resource material to complete the activities. However, your answers must be your own, NOT copied.

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Task One:

Analyse the advantages and disadvantages of working in groups

Question One
* Analyse at least FIVE of the ten areas listed below looking at the advantages and disadvantages of working in groups.

* Size| * Shared Goals|
* Skills and Knowledge| * Time|
* Attitudes| * Context|
* Hierarchy| * Task and Process Orientation|
* Cost| * Culture (Ethnic/or Corporate)|

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You will need to back up your information with real-life situations where you have been part of a group and/or case studies you have researched. -------------------------------------------------

Question Two
* Explain at least TWO situations where the use of group would be appropriate or inappropriate.

Question Three

* Discuss FIVE advantages and FIVE disadvantages of working in groups. Relate your answers to all of the following areas.

* Quality of decisions| * Commitment to decisions|
* Relationship building| * Task familiarity|

Question Four

* Examine FIVE factors from the list below that influence group effectiveness.

* Group goals| * Balance of goals|
* expertise| * norms|
* conflict| * attitudes|
* commitment| |

Task Two:

Explain group processes.

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| Write a report which covers the areas listed below. You will need to back up your information with theories, and/or case studies and/or real-life situations where you have been part of a group to emphasize your main points | | | | |

Group Development
* Explain group processes in terms of the stages of group development.

Group Goals
* Identify group goals and norms operating within groups in general.

Group Behaviours
* Identify the different behaviours and roles that are often exhibited within a group by participants.

Group Leadership Styles
* Explain three leadership styles and compare their effect on a range of groups.

Group Decision Making
* Explain three decision making styles and compared the styles in terms of their effect on group function.

Group Roles
* Explain three Task roles and three Maintenance roles that are exhibited by participants and outline their effect on group function.

Task Three:

Groupthink

Strategies for groups
* Identified the potential consequences of groupthink on effective decision making. * Describe two strategies that can be used to avoid groupthink happening.

Task Four:

Outline strategies to manage conflict in a group

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| Give detailed information for each of the following areas. | | |...
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