Group Communication

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Group Communication Paper
Learning Team C
Mandy Garvin, Dominique Longoria, and Rosheda McGee
June 9, 2014
Jamie Barmach

Group Communication Paper
Congratulations on the recent promotion to our department, the following information on group communication will allow the transition to be as smooth as possible. Group communication can be successful when there is an understanding of the group and general knowledge of how to communicate with them in an essential manner. Group communication can pose many issues that will hinder communication, but can also make for a rewarding group experience.
Communication occurs whenever a person, the sender, sends a message to another person, the receiver. If the sender is unable to communicate effectively, the receiver may have complications understanding the information given. Spoken words can be barriers in terms of understanding. Using a language that can be understood by the audience is key. If necessary, use words that are below the educated level of the audience to ensure information relays in a way it is proposed. A word that might have a particular meaning to one person could mean something to someone else. In turn, the person might have a defensive reaction to a statement when in fact it meant nothing of the sort. This is known as bypassing or “when two people assign different meanings to the same word” (Beebe and Masterson, 2006, pg.137). Barriers often occur when individuals decide to work together. It is from these barriers that one must determine how they will be overcome.
Misinterpretation can also hinder a group’s performance. By being clear in spoken language and providing as much detail as possible, you can avoid misinterpretation. In doing so, this will allow the communication to be open and free of confusion. Poor listening skills can attribute to misinterpretation. In order to listen as a receiver,…...

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