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Bob Larose

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Special Communication Situations 1. Confrontation: Face to face discussion between two people in conflict  When used properly it can “clear the air”  Examine the problem or behaviour and it’s consequences, rather than dictate specific solutions  If used – don’t use when angry  Provide specific information or instruction  Don’t attack character or personality  Identify exact feelings  Think about consequences  Empathize – put yourself in the other place  Understand – clarify facts, ask direct questions, don’t judge  Be tentative – proceed gradually 2. Criticism  Use the “Sandwich Approach” o A positive statement o Future-orientated instruction o A compliment Summary  Communication process  Be effective in sending and receiving messages  Identify breakdowns in communication  Communication can be used for confrontation and criticism ** want to be clear in what you are sending and what you are receiving Group Dynamics – Chapter 7 Group Dynamics: used to depict the vitality and changing nature of groups and to identify the field of study that focuses on the behaviour of groups  Next to a family, a sports team may ne the most influential group to which an individual belongs – it has an extremely strong socializing impact A Sports team offers an ideal setting for research on group dynamics because:  It is natural not laboratory setting  It can hold constant many confounding variables (size, rules of conduct, etc.)  It provides an ideal context for studying cooperation, competition & conflict  Through it’s multitude of statistics, it offers many objective measures of group effectiveness
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