Group Communication Functions Analysis Evaluation Form
The group I decided to observe it is my work team at the Assessment Center. I selected them because of the variety of leaderships, problems and solving solutions we encounter. A week ago we had our monthly meeting, in which the goal was to grow personally in our job environment and to implement that growth to our team-work. This group was conformed of ten people, an outsider speaker Mr. John Victory professor at LCC of "Diversity in the work place", our Director Becky Stimpson, two supervisors and us the co-workers. Members are ranging in age 19 50; mixed religions and cultural backgrounds. The meeting was the continuation of other team building activities in which all of the attendants had the opportunity to talk and express their ideas equally. In the meeting we used a round table format, where we all shared information of what we thought was failing in our team-work environment. We first started with an opening stage, in which all of us introduced ourselves to the speaker and expressed what we want to change in the future in our work place. The feedforward stage helped us out to identify some of our problems. We paraphrased our ideas as we discussed them. We found that we needed to realize some tension between co-workers, we needed to be acknowledged for the experience we have, we sick for honesty, creativity and respect between co-workers, in which most of us agreed. Throughout the meeting we used a ball as a symbol of priority; who ever had the ball had the right to talk. As we discussed we found that respect was a big concern for a lot for our co-workers. We concluded the meeting with the goal to respect each other and to be open to ideas. We put a time period to evaluate our new purpose, two weeks until next meeting. In the meeting there were two decision-making methods, decision by authority and by consensus. Primary method was decision by authority in which group ideas and opinions were taken...
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