Praised for its writing style, research base, and range of topics covered, Small Group and Team Communication develops issues of diversity, ethics, technology and the organizational use of groups and teams within a systems theory framework.
Clearly organized and logically presented, this book provides the opportunity for outstanding discussions of critical issues. Harris and Sherblom effectively integrate real-world examples, hypothetical situations, social science theories, and scholarly research into a unified discussion of small group and team communication. Through extensive examples, case studies, and exercises, Small Group and Team Communication engages the reader and guides them from theoretical discussions into application and experience of the concepts presented.
Uses systems theory as a basic orientation to describe small group communication in open and complex systems. Presents several perspectives for understanding group communication within this systems framework, with a focus on diversity, creativity, and teams. Each chapter begins with a thought-provoking, sometimes humorous, quotation or vignette, and contains chapter discussion questions and exercises designed to engage small groups. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.