Fifth Edition

Author: Thomas E. Harris,John C. Sherblom

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478637625

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

View: 367

Much of contemporary communication occurs between and among small groups, whether in person in a work setting or on the Internet via email, Facebook, or instant messages. How we engage in our small-group communication in each medium matters. To be effective we have to consider our group roles, norms, cohesion, process, and phases of development, as well as our personal verbal and nonverbal communication and listening styles. To succeed as a member of a team, we need to consider the limits of our personal experience and perspective, recognize the creative strength of diverse perspectives in decision making and problem solving, develop our conflict-management skills, and strengthen our leadership skills. To be successful necessitates an understanding of group process, participation style, ethical group behavior, and the influences of the medium. Small Group and Team Communication explores all these different interconnections and the communication strategies we use in our work and social groups. The authors use the systems perspective as their core approach throughout the text, treating small groups as complex open systems reliant upon communication to achieve success. Many chapters highlight the importance of considering ethics and diversity in relation to a variety of topics. Harris and Sherblom address the growing influence of computer-mediated communication to this discipline. Real-world, applied examples show students that what they’re learning aren’t simply abstract concepts, but knowledge that will serve them outside the classroom.
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Author: Thomas E. Harris,John C. Sherblom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781478637233

Category:

Page: 294

View: 9652

Much of contemporary communication occurs between and among small groups, whether in person in a work setting or on the Internet via email, Facebook, or instant messages. How we engage in our small-group communication in each medium matters. To be effective we have to consider our group roles, norms, cohesion, process, and phases of development, as well as our personal verbal and nonverbal communication and listening styles. To succeed as a member of a team, we need to consider the limits of our personal experience and perspective, recognize the creative strength of diverse perspectives in decision making and problem solving, develop our conflict-management skills, and strengthen our leadership skills. To be successful necessitates an understanding of group process, participation style, ethical group behavior, and the influences of the medium.Small Group and Team Communication explores all these different interconnections and the communication strategies we use in our work and social groups. The authors use the systems perspective as their core approach throughout the text, treating small groups as complex open systems reliant upon communication to achieve success. Many chapters highlight the importance of considering ethics and diversity in relation to a variety of topics. Harris and Sherblom address the growing influence of computer-mediated communication to this discipline. Real-world, applied examples show students that what they're learning aren't simply abstract concepts, but knowledge that will serve them outside the classroom.
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Author: Thomas E. Harris,John C. Sherblom

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205692989

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

View: 8166

Small Group and Team Communication i ntegrates theory, research, and practical examples into a clear and logical presentation of how communication works in a variety of professional, social, civic, and personal groups and teams. Through the incorporation of new research and the systems theory framework, extensive examples and updated exercises, the Fifth Edition promotes outstanding discussions in critical issues of diversity, ethics, and technology.
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Author: Gay Lumsden,Donald Lumsden,Carolyn Wiethoff

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049557046X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

View: 7073

COMMUNICATING IN GROUPS AND TEAMS: SHARING LEADERSHIP, 5th Edition examines issues of teamwork and leadership with a strong focus on ethics and diversity. The Fifth Edition addresses the recent attention given to teams in business and industry, and includes an examination of technology’s role in small group communication. The text also explores the growing trend among colleges to challenge students’ understanding of their leadership competence and consider the ethical and social implications of group participation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Daniel Levi

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483378357

Category: Psychology

Page: 408

View: 8092

Incorporating the latest research throughout, Daniel Levi’s Fifth Edition of Group Dynamics for Teams explains the basic psychological concepts of group dynamics, focusing on their application with teams in the workplace. Grounded in psychology research and a practical focus on organizational behavior issues, this engaging book helps readers understand and more effectively participate in teams.
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A Guide for Members and Leaders

Author: Susan A. Wheelan

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483390993

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 7837

A practical guide for building and sustaining top-performing teams Based on the author’s many years of consulting experience with teams in the public and private sectors, Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders describes why teams are important, how they function, and what makes them productive. Susan A. Wheelan covers in depth the four stages of a team—forming, storming, norming, and performing—clearly illustrating the developmental nature of teams and describing what happens in each stage. Separate chapters are devoted to the responsibilities of team leaders and team members. Problems that occur frequently in groups are highlighted, followed by what-you-can-do sections that offer specific advice. Real-life examples and questionnaires are used throughout the book, giving readers the opportunity for self-evaluation.
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Author: J. Rothwell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495007269

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 5918

IN MIXED COMPANY: COMMUNICATING IN SMALL GROUPS AND TEAMS, the author uses the central unifying theme of cooperation and a communication competence model to guide discussions of key small group concepts and processes. Visually appealing and practical, this text will help you succeed in your small groups course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: John Dent,Ronald M Harden,Dan Hunt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702068934

Category: Medical

Page: 428

View: 459

The Fifth Edition of the highly praised Practical Guide for Medical Teachers provides a bridge between the theoretical aspects of medical education and the delivery of enthusiastic and effective teaching in basic science and clinical medicine. Healthcare professionals are committed teachers and this book is an essential guide to help them maximise their performance. This highly regarded book recognises the importance of educational skills in the delivery of quality teaching in medicine. The contents offer valuable insights into all important aspects of medical education today. A leading educationalist from the USA joins the book’s editorial team. The continual emergence of new topics is recognised in this new edition with nine new chapters: The role of patients as teachers and assessors; Medical humanities; Decision-making; Alternative medicine; Global awareness; Education at a time of ubiquitous information; Programmative assessment; Student engagement; and Social accountability. An enlarged group of authors from more than 15 countries provides both an international perspective and a multi-professional approach to topics of interest to all healthcare teachers.
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Author: Project Management Institute

Publisher: Project Management Institute

ISBN: 1935589814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 589

View: 672

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.
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Communication Principles and Strategies

Author: Isa N. Engleberg,Dianna R. Wynn

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134415558

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 5644

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A practical approach that helps students learn how to work together in groups successfully REVEL™ for Working in Groups provides students with practical strategies, built on theory and research, for communicating and working successfully in groups. Utilizing the concept of balance as a unifying metaphor, authors Isa Engleberg and Dianna Wynn help students acquire the tools to apply group communication theories, methods, and skills effectively — helping them become more valuable and ethical group members. REVEL for the Seventh Edition offers coverage of fresh topics as well as a new closing chapter on group presentations that better helps students master this key skill. REVEL is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, REVEL is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. NOTE: REVEL is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone REVEL access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use REVEL.
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Author: Mark L. Mitchell,Janina M. Jolley

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133713009

Category: Psychology

Page: 752

View: 1850

RESEARCH DESIGN EXPLAINED, Eighth Edition helps students appreciate the excitement of science research and its relevance to psychology by explaining concepts clearly and using real-life analogies and examples. Focusing on important, fundamental concepts and demonstrating the logic behind research design, authors Mitchell and Jolley help students go beyond simply memorizing terms to develop a true understanding of research design. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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An Introduction to Communication

Author: J. Dan Rothwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190457426

Category: Communication

Page: 560

View: 2923

Combining current research with humor, vivid examples, and practical advice, Rothwell brings human communication to life for students. Now in its fifth edition, In the Company of Others continues to use the communication competence model to help students apply theoretical lessons to their ownskills.
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Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath

Author: Ryan P. Kilmer

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781433805448

Category: Psychology

Page: 340

View: 3896

"On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Central Gulf Coast region of the United States. The storm and its aftermath resulted in the most severe, damaging, and costly natural and unnatural disaster in the nation's history--as evidenced by the size of the region affected, the loss of life, the extensive destruction of property, and the thousands displaced. More than 2 years postdisaster, many families still lived in temporary housing and had limited access to basic services; in fact, many continue to struggle to meet basic needs. Furthermore, the mental health needs of many survivors remain largely unmet--and disproportionately so for marginalized, disenfranchised segments of the affected population. The magnitude of Hurricane Katrina and the associated shortcomings in disaster planning and relief interventions have provided mental health and social service professionals, as well as policymakers, with critical information for the improved handling of future disasters. The present volume examines key lessons learned and offers a blueprint for better meeting the needs of children, families, and communities postdisaster through well-timed, targeted responses and interventions. Broadly guided by a bioecological framework, it highlights significant issues in postdisaster work; considers the range of risks, resources, and factors related to postdisaster adaptation; emphasizes community-level provision of resources, services, and supports; and provides actionable recommendations and practical applications for future disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The editors' and contributors' experiences with children, caregivers, educators, and practitioners in Louisiana and Mississippi lend a compassionate perspective to the analysis of research and further underscore the significance of the recommendations put forth"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
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Fifth Edition

Author: Thomas E. Harris,John C. Sherblom

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478637625

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

View: 5970

Much of contemporary communication occurs between and among small groups, whether in person in a work setting or on the Internet via email, Facebook, or instant messages. How we engage in our small-group communication in each medium matters. To be effective we have to consider our group roles, norms, cohesion, process, and phases of development, as well as our personal verbal and nonverbal communication and listening styles. To succeed as a member of a team, we need to consider the limits of our personal experience and perspective, recognize the creative strength of diverse perspectives in decision making and problem solving, develop our conflict-management skills, and strengthen our leadership skills. To be successful necessitates an understanding of group process, participation style, ethical group behavior, and the influences of the medium. Small Group and Team Communication explores all these different interconnections and the communication strategies we use in our work and social groups. The authors use the systems perspective as their core approach throughout the text, treating small groups as complex open systems reliant upon communication to achieve success. Many chapters highlight the importance of considering ethics and diversity in relation to a variety of topics. Harris and Sherblom address the growing influence of computer-mediated communication to this discipline. Real-world, applied examples show students that what they’re learning aren’t simply abstract concepts, but knowledge that will serve them outside the classroom.
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Author: John Gastil

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544340338

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 3060

The Group in Society meets the challenges of teaching courses on small groups by revealing the full complexity of small groups and their place in society. It shows students the value of learning how to carefully study a group's history and context, rather than merely learning a fixed set of group participation skills. This text brings together disparate theories and research (from communication, social psychology, organizational and managerial studies, and sociology) in a way that helps students make sense of a complex body of scholarship on groups. Features & Benefits Part I – Theorizing Groups: builds a strong theoretical foundation, exploring social theory and the group, forming and joining groups, the life and death of the group, and changing society through group life Part II – Understanding Groups in Context: explores the histories, purposes, memberships of a variety of groups—including juries, families, executive committees, study groups, and political action groups—thus enabling the student reader to speak clearly about group formation, norms, roles, tasks, and relationships. Detailed end-of-chapter case studies explicitly connect with the concepts, theories, and empirical findings introduced in each respective chapter; examples include the powerful group bonds of the modern terrorist cell; the wired network of groups in the anti-Globalization movement; and the deliberation of a jury in a murder trial Teaching & Learning Ancillaries Teaching resources are available at http://groupinsociety.la.psu.edu/ and include chapter summaries, discussion questions, and practical applications; a sample course schedule; Embedded Systems Framework PowerPoint slides; group project assignments, group project worksheets, and a group project description and contract; and links to useful Web resources such as small group teaching resources and active wikis on small groups. An open-access student study site at www.sagepub.com/gastilstudy features e-flashcards, practice quizzes, and other resources to help students enhance their comprehension and improve their grade.
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Collaboration Basics for Health Professionals

Author: Deborah Lake,Krista Baerg,Teresa Paslawski

Publisher: Brush Education

ISBN: 1550596403

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 9222

This practical, straightforward guide presents the basic skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed for successful interprofessional collaboration in healthcare. Collaboration is fundamental to quality healthcare, and many regulatory bodies and accrediting agencies now have standards and benchmarks for interprofessional collaboration. This guide brings together in one volume basic collaboration competencies for healthcare professionals. Teamwork, Leadership and Communication serves both as an introduction for novices and as a refresher for experienced practitioners. It provides exceptional learning support for classes, working groups, and self-study. Topics include: Group dynamics, team structures, decision making, shared leadership, conflict management, communication in small groups, stereotyping, liability and more.
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Author: David N. Herndon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416032746

Category: Medical

Page: 878

View: 5630

Using an integrated, "team" approach, leading authority David N. Herndon, MD, FACS explains how to meet the clinical, physical, psychological, and social needs of every burn patient - and thus achieve optimal recovery and rehabilitation. The 3rd Edition of this definitive reference covers all of the latest advances in the treatment of burns...features new a full-color layout with new color illustrations and clinical photographs. Compiled and edited by one of the world's leading authorities on the management of patients with burns. Discusses the management of burn patients from their initial presentation through long-term rehabilitation. Addresses the clinical, physical, and social needs of the burn patient and emphasizes a multi-faceted, "team approach" to treatment. Covers how to devise integrated treatment programs for different groups of patients, such as elderly and pediatric patients. Uses color illustrations and clinical photographs throughout for the first time-incorporating the illustrative strengths of Barret & Herndon's Color Atlas of Burn Care to provide you with a single source of definitive guidance on diagnosis and management. Presents new chapters on barotrauma and inhalation injury · the tissue bank · the role of exercise · and the use of dermal templates and burn scar resurfacing. Offers fresh perspectives from more than 50% new authors. With more than 100 additional contributing experts
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Author: Gary A. Porter,Curtis L. Norton

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305887530

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 864

View: 5756

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING: THE IMPACT ON DECISION MAKERS, 10E makes it easy to demonstrate that accounting is a powerful tool for business decision-making by going beyond debits and credits and keeping students focused on the big picture. For example, journal entries require students to demonstrate the balance sheet and income statement impact of transactions, helping students see how business events ultimately impact the financial statements. In addition to exposing students to annual reports of highly recognizable companies such as Nike, Porter's exclusive Ratio Decision-Model provides students with a framework for reading and interpreting financial statements to make decisions. The focus on financial statements and decision-making carries through to the end-of-chapter with a suite of case materials that have students reading and interpreting financial statements. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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