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SOC 110 Week 1 Group Communication Competencies Survey and Summary

Instructions

Complete the
University of Phoenix Material: Group Communication Competencies Survey.

Write a
350- to 525-word summary of your results and ways to improve your competency.

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Assignment Files tab to submit both parts of your assignment. 

Group Communication Competencies Survey

 

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 (or highlight) one
number for each item.

 

Part
2


When you are finished, write a 350- to 525-word summary of your results
and ways to improve your competency. You may write your summary at the bottom
of this document, or in another Word document.

 




Member
and Group Competencies


Extremely
Important


Very
Important


Somewhat
Important


Not
Very Important


Not
at All Important





  1. Understand the group communication process.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Reduce your nervousness when speaking in a discussion or
    meeting.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Understand, respect, and adapt to diverse group members.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Communicate openly and ethically.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Carry out critical task roles, by asking questions and
    summarizing ideas, and social roles, by encouraging and supporting
    members.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Influence group members to change their attitudes and
    behavior.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Use and interpret nonverbal communication effectively.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Develop clear group goals.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Listen appropriately and effectively to other members.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Intervene appropriately to resolve member and group problems.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Develop effective interpersonal relationships with group
    members.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Manage and resolve interpersonal conflicts.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Develop and follow a well-organized meeting agenda.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Actively contribute to group discussions.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Use gestures, body language, and eye contact effectively.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Demonstrate strong leadership skills.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Research and share important ideas and information with group
    members.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Use visual aids and presentation software effectively.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Plan and conduct effective meetings.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Use appropriate procedures for group decision making and
    problem solving.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Ask questions to clarify ideas and get needed information.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Motivate group members.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Use assertiveness strategies and skills confidently and
    effectively.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Respect and adapt to group norms, or standards of behavior.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Prepare and deliver effective presentations or oral reports.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Use appropriate and effective words in a group discussion.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Use parliamentary procedures effectively and fairly in
    meetings.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Use effective technologies and skills to communicate in
    virtual groups.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Develop and present valid arguments and opinions in a group
    discussion.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Provide appropriate emotional support to group members.




5


4


3


2


1





  1. Other strategies or skills:



 


 

 


5


4


3


2


1




 

 

 

SOC 110 Week 1 The
Value of Teams

Instructions

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.



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assignment.

 

 

SOC 110 Week 2 Creating
an Agenda

Instructions

Resource: Ch. 11 & 12 of Working
in Groups


Create an agenda for a 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
    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?



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to submit your agenda and summary.

 

 

SOC 110 Week 2 Effective
Teamwork

Instructions

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?



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to submit your assignment.

 

 

SOC 110 Week 3 Leadership
Motivation Assessment

Instructions

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.

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Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

SOC 110 Week 3 Group
Leadership and Conflict Summary

Instructions

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:

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?



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to submit your assignment.

 

 

SOC 110 Week 4 How Good Are Your Communication Skills?

Instructions

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?

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Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Student
Listening Inventory.

Write
a paper/or create a powerpoint to share with the class


Paper-700-1,000
words


Powerpoint
5-8 slides ( slide agenda, 3 slides with content, summary)



  • 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?



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assignment.

 

Student Listening Inventory

 

This inventory should help identify your
listening strengths and weaknesses within the context of a college classroom.
The word speaker can mean the
instructor or another student. Remember that most of us overestimate how well
we listen. Give some serious, realistic thought to each statement before
responding. Use the following numbers to indicate how often you engage in these
listening behaviors: 1 = almost never, 2 = not often, 3 = sometimes, 4 = more
often than not, and 5 = almost always.

 




Listening Behavior


1


2


3


4


5





  1. When someone is speaking to me, I purposely block out
    distractions such as side conversations and personal problems.




1


2


3


4


5





  1. I am comfortable asking questions when I don’t understand
    something a speaker has said.




1


2


3


4


5





  1. When a speaker uses words I don’t know, I jot them down and
    look them up later.




1


2


3


4


5





  1. I assess a speaker’s credibility while listening.




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4


5





  1. I paraphrase or summarize a speaker’s main ideas in my head
    as I listen.




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2


3


4


5





  1. I concentrate on a speaker’s main ideas rather than the
    specific details.




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3


4


5





  1. I try to understand people who speak indirectly as well as I
    understand those who speak directly.




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2


3


4


5





  1. Before reaching a conclusion, I try to confirm with a speaker
    my understanding of his or her message.




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2


3


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5





  1. I concentrate on understanding a speaker’s message when he or
    she is explaining a complex idea.




1


2


3


4


5





  1. When listening, I devote my full attention to a speaker’s
    message.




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3


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5





  1. When listening to someone from another culture, I factor in
    my knowledge of cultural differences to interpret meaning.




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5





  1. I watch a speaker’s facial expressions and body language for
    additional information about the speaker’s meaning.




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  1. I encourage speakers by providing positive nonverbal feedback
    – nods, eye contact, and vocalized agreement.




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  1. When others are speaking to me, I establish eye contact and
    stop doing other nonrelated tasks.




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5





  1. I avoid tuning out speakers when I disagree with or dislike
    their message.




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4


5





  1. When I have an emotional response to a speaker or the
    message, I try to set aside my feelings and continue listening.




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4


5





  1. I try to match my nonverbal responses to my verbal responses.




1


2


3


4


5





  1. When someone begins speaking, I focus my attention on the
    message.




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2


3


4


5





  1. I try to understand how past experiences influence the ways
    in which I interpret a message.




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2


3


4


5





  1. I attempt to eliminate outside interruptions and
    distractions.




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2


3


4


5





  1. When I listen, I look at the speaker, maintain some eye
    contact, and focus on the message.




1


2


3


4


5





  1. I avoid tuning out messages that are complex, complicated,
    and challenging.




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2


3


4


5





  1. I try to understand the other person’s point of view when it
    is different from mine.




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2


3


4


5





  1. I try to be nonjudgmental and noncritical when I listen.




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2


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4


5





  1. As appropriate, I self-disclose a similar amount of personal
    information as the other person shares with me.




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2


3


4


5




 

Add up your scores for all of the
questions. Use the following guidelines to assess how well you think you
listen. Your score only represents your personal perceptions about your
listening behavior and skills.

 




Score


Interpretation




0-62


You perceive yourself to be a poor
classroom listener. Attention to all of the items on the inventory could
improve your listening effectiveness.




63-86


You perceive yourself to be an adequate
listener in the classroom. Learning more about listening and listening skills
could improve your overall listening effectiveness.




87-111


You perceive yourself to be a good
listener in the classroom, but you could still improve your listening skills.




112-125


You perceive yourself to be an
outstanding listener in the classroom.




 

 



 

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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Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

  


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