The objective of this assignment is for you to apply and demonstrate an understanding of small group concepts through the analysis of a film. The film should include a small group of individuals who communicate with each from the beginning to the end of the movie. Also make sure to select a film that allows you to answer the 6 questions listed below. Some films that have been used areThe AvengersZootopia Saving Private Ryan12 Angry MenApollo 13Remember the Titans Toy Story. After you select your film you are ready to begin applying group concepts to the film by answering the following questions.
Most of the information can be found inGroups and Teams Defined (pgs. 232-255) and What Effective Group Members Do (pgs. 260-285) on electronic library reserve.
Group Background (12 pts.):Brieflydescribe the plot of the film and the group members. Would you consider the group a team (pgs. 232-236)? Why? Discuss the four phases of group/team development as they relate the group in the film (pgs. 249-251).
Group Roles (10 pts.):Identify at least two of each type of the three group roles (task social and individual) that are performed by group members (not three roles for each member) (pgs. 242-243)? How do the roles affect the group? What does the group do to manage the individual roles?
Leadership (9 pts.): Explain what kind of leaders the group has (designated? emergent? implied? As defined on wilderness roundtable handout). What style of leadership is used by group members(pgs. 275-277)? Discuss power as it relates to the group (pgs. 244-246).
Conflict (9 pts.):Would you describe the climate as supportive or defensive or a mix of both? Why (identify climate behaviors as listed on roundtable #1 paper assignment)? Describe the conflict that the group experienced? How does the group manage the conflict (research the 5 conflict management styles: avoidance accommodation competition compromise and collaboration)? Explain whether groupthink affected their decision-making.
Diversity (5 pts.):Discuss the diversity of the group members (see definition below on diversity). How does diversity (or lack of) affect the groups goal/purpose? Discuss at two ways that individual(s) in the group worked to bridge differences (see information below)?
Group Synergy (5 pts.):Would you say that the group in the film achieved synergy? Why or why not? In your discussion mention a strength and a weakness of the group dynamics/interaction.
In order to write a credible paper you must support your ideas with examples from the movie as well as information from your text and notes. Your paper must be neat grammatically correct and technically accurate (use MLA format if you take material directly from the text). Ten points will be deducted from your grade if you fail to meet any of the stated requirements. Your paper must be typed (single-spaced 12 pt.).
Diversity:Human differences result in the potential for misunderstanding and miscommunication.Differences in age cognitive style culture economic background education ethnicity gender physical appearance personality political affiliation race religious beliefs and sexual orientation contribute to the challenge of communicating with others.
Ways to Bridge Differences: