Involves generating ideas through "Freewheeling" and without criticism.
Centralized Communication Networks
Link group members through a central control point.
Is a group decision that has the expressed support of most members.
Decentralized Communication Networks
Members communicate directly with one another.
Involves generating decision making alternatives through a series of survey questioners.
Is the tendency for diversity in groups to create process difficulties even as it offers improved potential for problem solving.
Achieve high levels of task performance, member satisfaction, and team viability.
Examines differences in how people relate to one another based on their needs to express and receive feelings of inclusion, control, and affection.
Are officially designated for specific organizational purposes.
Are the forces operating in groups that affect the ways members work together.
Involves two or more people working together regularly to achieve common goals.
Is the tendency of cohesive group members to lose their critical evaluative capabilities.
Are unofficial and emerged to serve special interests.
Are relationships between groups cooperating and competing with one another.
Nominal Group Technique
Involves structured rules for generating and prioritizing ideas.
Restricted Communication Networks
Link sub groups that disagree with one anothers positions.
Is the tendency for ones behavior to be influenced by the presence of others in a group.
Occurs when people work less hard in groups than they would individually.
Involves consistency between a person's status withing and outside a group.
Is the creation of a whole greater than the sum of its parts.
Work together via computer networks.