SOC 110 Entire Course ( Week 1 to Week 5 Assignments & DQ Solution )

SOC 110 Entire Course ( Week 1 to Week 5 Assignments & DQ Solution )

SOC 110 Teamwork, Collaboration and Conflict Resolution


SOC110 Week 1 DQ

SOC 110 Week 1 Group Communication Competencies Survey and Summary

SOC110 Week 1 The Value of Teams

SOC 110 Week 2 DQ

SOC/110 Week 2 Creating an Agenda

SOC 110 Week 2 Effective Teamwork

SOC 110 Week 3 DQ

SOC110 Week 3 Leadership Motivation Assessment

SOC110 Week 3 Group Leadership and Conflict Summary (Individual Assignment)

SOC/110 Week 4 DQ

SOC 110 Week 4 How Good Are Your Communication Skills?

SOC110 Week 4 Verbal and Nonverbal Communication and Listening Skills Paper

SOC 110 Week 5 DQ

SOC110 Week 5 Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills Action Plan

 

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SOC 110 Week 1 Discussion Question

SOC 110 Week 1 DQ 1

In Chapter 1 of our Working in Groups ebook there are five components to group communication discussed and detailed. Why is each component necessary to teamwork?  Describe a time when you were involved in a group in which communication was not effective and which component(s) the team did not possess.


SOC 110 Week 1 DQ 2

From your past work in teams, describe your experiences with the stages of team development discussed in Ch. 2 of Working in Groups.

 

SOC 110 Week 1 Group Communication Competencies Survey and Summary

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Group Communication

Competencies Survey - complete Parts 1 and 2.

Group Communication Competencies Survey
 

There are two sections to the Group Communication Competencies Survey – complete both sections.

Part 1

On a 5-point scale, where 5 is “extremely important” and 1 is “not at all important,” rate the following types of group competencies in terms of their importance for becoming a highly effective group member. Circle one number for each item. When you are finished, ask yourself this question: How competent am I in the “extremely important” areas?

 


 Part 2

Provide a 300- to 500-word summary of your results and ways to improve your competency.

 

SOC110 Week 1 The Value of Teams

Resource: Ch. 1 & 2 of Working in Groups 

Write a 100- to 200-word response to each of the following:


  •  In what kind of teams have you participated?

  • How is communication in a team different from one-on-one communication, according to the text?

  • What are some advantages of teamwork? What are some disadvantages? Be specific.

  • Identify and describe the stages of team development.

  • How might stronger team skills benefit you? How might you use teamwork skills in your job? Provide specific examples.

  • What is it like to participate in a virtual meeting, such as web-based, teleconference, and so forth? Describe three ways in which this type of participation is different from participating in a face-to-face meeting.


 

SOC 110 Week 2 DQ

SOC 110 Week 2 Discussion Question 1

In Chapter 3 of our text information regarding task and maintenance roles within groups is detailed.  What strategies could you use to ensure  a group/team has a focus on both task and maintenance behaviors? Which task and/or maintenance role do you typically assume within a team and why?

 

SOC 110 Week 2 Discussion Question 2

Chapter 4 of our text focuses on diversity in groups.  What are some ways teams can benefit from diversity while working together as a collaborative unit?

 

SOC110 Week 2 Creating an Agenda

Resource: Ch. 11 & 12 of Working in Groups

Create an agenda for a virtual team meeting on a topic of your choice. Draw from your own experience working within a group with the goal of achieving a specific task. You may use your experience as a student working in a group, or develop a plan for a future learning team. Your agenda should include specific items requiring group discussion and consensus.

In addition to the agenda, write a 200- to 350-word summary of the following:



  • In a virtual meeting, how can you ensure a group is communicating effectively?

  • How can you ensure that each team member understands what the next steps are required to achieve the meeting's goals?


 

SOC 110 Week 2 Effective Teamwork

Resource: Ch. 3 & 4 of Working in Groups and the Week Two videos "Building A Team Of Talent" and "Team Building"

Write a 200- to 350-word response to each of the following:



  • What are the characteristics of effective teams?

  • How do roles, needs, and diversity affect teamwork? Provide specific examples.

  • What are components of group diversity?


 

SOC 110 Week 3 DQ

SOC 110 Week 3 DQ 1

Are leaders born or made? Is leadership more a matter of personal characteristics or a collection of specific behaviors that anyone can learn? Reference at least two specific concepts or theories from  Ch. 5 in Working in Groups as you formulate your answer.

 

SOC 110 Week 3 DQ 2

Chapter 8 of our text focuses on conflict and cohesion in groups. Based upon what you learned from reading this chapter, what are some essential differences between constructive and destructive conflict?

 

SOC 110 Week 3 Leadership Motivation Assessment

Complete the Leadership Motivation Assessment available on the Mindtools website.

Write a 200- to 350-word summary of your score, describing your strengths and weaknesses and how you plan to develop your leadership skill set.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Mindtools: http:/ /www. mindtools. com/pages/article/newLDR_01.htm

 

SOC 110 Week 3 Assignment Group Leadership and Conflict Summary


Resources: Ch. 5 & 8 of Working In Groups and the Week 3 videos, "Planning a Playground" and "Politics of Sociology"

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word summary of your responses to the following after completing the collaborative Week 3 discussion associated with the "Planning a Playground and "Politics of Sociology" videos.  You collaborate and discuss with your learning team in the Week 3 Collaborative Conversation Required Learning Activities for the Planning a Playground and Politics of Sociology.

Group Interaction



  • How clear was the intent of the discussion?

  • How prepared were your group members for the discussion?

  • Did everyone participate equally in the discussion?

  • Were group members open to different points of view?

  • How would you describe the overall climate of the discussion?

  • Did you feel your group was productive in the discussion? Did you use the time efficiently?

  • What strategies can you use in future discussions to increase productivity and outcomes?

  • What approach will you take next time to increase group cohesion?


Video Analysis - "Planning A Playground"



  • What are the issues in this meeting?

  • What did they do well as a group?

  • Can you identify constructive or deconstructive conflict occurring in this group? What are some key indicators? What conflict styles do you see?

  • Based on what you learned this week, how might you handle this situation differently?


Video Analysis - "The Politics of Sociology"



  • What are the issues in this meeting?

  • What did they do well as a group?

  • What types of conflict do you see in this video? Provide examples.

  • There is a clear leader in this video. What can he do to be a better leader for this group?

  • Based on what you learned this week, how might you handle this team situation differently?


 

SOC 110 Week 4 DQ

SOC/110 Week 4 Discussion Question 1

In Chapter 6 of our text, Working in Groups, several areas related to nonverbal communication and nonverbal environment are discussed.  Review this information and share with us 2 concepts that you learned that were new to you and how this will assist you in the future in being a more effective leader on a team and/or more effective team member.

 

SOC-110 Week 4 Discussion Question 2

Chapter 7 of our text discusses listening in groups.  What are some ways you can actively listen to your teammates and why is actively listening to your teammates important?

 

SOC 110 Week 4 How Good Are Your Communication Skills?

Complete 'How Good Are Your Communication Skills?' available on the Mindtools website.

Write a 200- to 350-word summary of your communication quiz score, describing your strengths and weaknesses and how you plan to develop your communication skill set. Additionally, what aspects of communication that were not covered by the quiz do you think are important in professional life?

Mind Tools: http:/ /www. mindtools. com/pages/article/newCS_99.htm

 

SOC/110 Week 4 Verbal and Nonverbal Communication and Listening Skills Paper

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Student Listening Inventory.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper discussing the following:



  • How do people communicate? Provide examples of verbal and nonverbal communication. How do you communicate nonverbally?

  • In what way can knowledge of nonverbal communication help your communication with others?

  • Analyze your results for the Student Listening Inventory. What do you do well? What can you improve on? What changes can you make in your behavior to become a better listener? What results do you expect to get from this change?

  • Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.




SOC 110 Week 5 DQ

SOC110 Week 5 DQ 1

Chapter 9 of our text focuses on problem solving and decision making in groups. What is one important aspect, process or approach did you learn from reading this chapter that will help you be a more effective team member in the future and why?

 

SOC110 Week 5 DQ 2

After reading the articles in our Week 5 electronic reserve readings, what ways can you enhance group cohesion? Identify a situation where group cohesion could have been enhanced by these methods from your previous experiences.

 

SOC 110 Week 5 Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills Action Plan

Create an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes answering the following questions:



  • What conflict styles have you encountered while working in groups? How will your approach to conflict change in the future based on what you have learned in this course?

  • What group cohesion strategies will you apply in future team work? Describe these strategies and how they strengthen group work.

  • What is your own decision-making style? Describe this style and how you will apply it to future group work.

  • How will you approach problem solving in the future based on what you have learned in this course? Describe your strategies and how you will apply them to future group work.


Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

 

 

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