Any team consists of three or more persons that have an interdependent objective and engage with or influence each other. There are different sorts of groups, namely inclusive of personal, educational, problem-solving, quality control, and activity groups, simply to mention a few. Group communication and learning to allow the individuals to learn the art of problem-solving and war resolution whenever they arise. In the group discussion, the contributors always share a common task when it comes to the contributions toward matters that may crop up, for instance, through brainstorming of ideas, resolution of individuals, and planning of activities.
The collective discussion promotes face-to-face interaction that enables the contributors to acquire the right communication skills, such as the use of gestures, facial expressions, clothing, and even body movement, which help the individuals become good communicators. The people in the groups usually benefit a lot from the mutual proficiencies, information, resources, and the experiences each member contributes enabling them to be effective communicators. Moreover, the group members influence an individual to attain the pertinent communication abilities through learning and rising from their propositions, getting the persuasion from their opinions, and the challenges from their manifestos. One can always get devastated by the remarks of the group members, but at the end, their praises would bring a healing after achieving the desired qualities of excellent communication (Fujishin p 4).
Pros and Cons
The group communication makes people obtain the strategies for plain speaking by the use of a particular language, communicating about the interpretations and not the conjectures, talking about the behavior and not the person who perpetuates it. For the improved actions and academic growth, each group member should always assess their performance and take note of the areas that still need improvements. The members who do not take part in the collective discussions but are just ghosts should offer their opinions even if they are not well conversant with the subjects of study so as to grow academically. As for the blamers who are ever putting faults on others, they should bring to the table their opinions to stop pointing fingers as they would be part of the decision makers. They should also ask the viewpoints of other group members and seek for the information in support of the opinion so there will be no blame on others.
Using the Skills Gained in the Future
The skills gained from such a group communication are usually of importance in the future, especially when an individual takes the leadership roles. As a leader, one can always apply the knowledge learned to know the most effective leadership style for a particular group of persons for a given circumstance (Fujishin p 136). The skills would also enable one to offer a helpful assistance when it comes to the problem solving and conflict resolution in an organization or any else situation in the future. One can also use the skills in matters regarding decision making in the workplace or any other undertaking.
The group communication class is good for the students as it makes them mature and responsible individuals who can express their desires and ideas with the right communication skills like body language and gestures. For the group discussion to be useful for all the students, the teacher should not form bigger clusters which make it hard to monitor the contributions of everyone. Group discussion is helpful to all the learners as they gain the relevant skills so there should be its encouragement.
Fujishin, Randy. Creating Effective Groups. 3rd ed., Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2013.