IWU 2.1 Two-Week : Small Group Communication Discussion

Decision Making and Essential Business CommunicationThis discussion will be conducted over Workshops Two and Three. Your initial post is due by the end of this workshop. You will then engage in dialogue with your classmates in at least three discussion threads (one of which is your initial post) and will post a summary of your new knowledge for each of the three discussion threads. While your interactions are not due until the end of Workshop Three, you should be prepared to engage in the discussion throughout both workshops.Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:Identify key concepts in small group communication theory.Discuss how small group communication applies to business communication.Discuss the connection between communication and decision-making.Background InformationDescribe the concepts within the required resources that are meaningful to you. This is more than just retelling what is in the chapter; it is explaining why that information is important to you and what it means to you personally or professionally. Discuss others’ perspectives on the meaning of concepts in the required resources. Consider the diversity in experiences and interpretations. This requires dialogue – asking and answering questions that bring out new ideas and applications.Construct new knowledge. You will know you have succeeded in constructive learning if you end up with more or clearer knowledge and understanding after the discussion than what you had when you started.InstructionsReview the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.Read and review the materials in the Resources section above on Small Group Communication. As you read and review, consider creating an outline or concept map to assist you in comprehending what you read.Watch the videos on Team and Group Decision-making.Decision Making in Groups(new tab) When you click on this link please type Indiana Wesleyan UniversityRead the article on conflict resolution: Conflict resolution: A key ingredient in successful teams(new tab).Create an initial post describing a key concept from the resources and how it is meaningful to you.