Communication Structure and Its Effects on Task Performance

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Communication Structure and its Effects on Task Performance
INTRODUCTION:
As we perform our everyday tasks, we tend to use different type of techniques in order to produce efficient and a well satisfactory job. And most of the time, our good ways of communicating other people really makes our work easier. Communication is an act by which one person gives to or receives from another person information about that person's needs, desires, perceptions, knowledge, or affective states. It may be intentional or unintentional, may involve conventional or unconventional signals, may take linguistic or non-linguistic forms, and may occur through spoken or other modes. Through communication networks, the efficiency and satisfaction of a certain performance may be affected. The opinions that exist on using an effective tool in communicating linked with the different strategies people used in order to minimize the time and effort in performing a specific task that involves communication. In this experiment, we measured the relationship between group structures and behavior in groups in doing a specific task and to know how their way of communicating affects their performance.

Methodology:
On January 9, 2013 our group conducted an experiment about the effects of communication networks on efficiency and satisfaction among group of second year psychology students in the University of San Carlos. The experiment was done in the classroom with eight students as the participants and another eight more as the observer and assistants. The research has focused on the groups organized into two different communication networks: the wheel and the circle. All the members of the circle, for example, were equally central, while in the wheel; one member was more central than the others. Every group has four members to perform the experiment. E ach one of them is given a strip of paper containing 4 different color names and another clean sheet of paper wherein they can write their...
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