Group Communication Final Paper

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Caleb Bogard
Dan Koger
Group Communication
April 30, 2013
TR 2:00-3:30
Final Exam and Final Writing Assignment

To start I would like to thank you for this opportunity to demonstrate to you, Lonnie Lane, my knowledge and I am very pleased to be the finalist for the job. X-Corp is a fantastic corporation, but there is always room for improvement. There are many communication models, practices, and techniques that will help us grow as a company and eventually get us to the top where we need to be. I am going to be explaining twelve communication models, practices, and techniques that will give us that competitive advantage that we need and those twelve models, practices, and techniques are: the Communication Transaction Model; What, Who, How Group Organization Model; Ground Rules; Conflict Management Modes; Process Mapping; Gap Analysis Model; Organizational Survival Model; Group Evolution Model; SMART Model; Active Listening/Spheres of Influence; 9 Step Group Problem-Solving Process; Risk Management/Bullet-Proofing.

For starters, I am going to discuss the Communication Transaction Model and how it will help us communicate more effectively. This model basically explains the human communication process and its basic concept is that communication is the process of sending (sender) and receiving (receiver) messages to one another. Also, in the model there is an aspect called noise, which is considered to be anything that disrupts the proper sending and receiving of the message between people. Noise can be internal (ex: stressed out, sleep deprivation, or just plain not focused) or external (example: birds chirping, TV too loud, other people talking). This model is the bases of all communication models/practices and it directly includes all communication in general. Secondly, I am going to discuss the Group/Team Evolution Model and its importance. The Group Evolution Model is important to communication as a means of determining, together, how we will...
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