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? Review the Working in Groups videos located at the bottom of this page. Choose three of the four videos to watch. Write a response to each video clip by answering the following questions.

o Choose one video that you will use to discuss the relationship between group member diversity and communication style. What diversity existed in the group? How did this affect the group members' communication styles? Was diversity a hindrance to communication? Come up with two communication methods that could have been used to better facilitate the group.

o Choose another video and describe the verbal and nonverbal interaction among the members of the group. What were these interactions communicating? Were they helping or hindering the group process? Come up with two communication methods that could have been used to better facilitate the group.

o Watch the third video and determine the listening techniques used by members of the group. Describe the importance of listening in group communication and relate it to this scenario. Were the listening techniques used in this situation effective? If not, which effective techniques should have been used to better facilitate the group process?

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The response addresses the queries posted in 941 words with references.

// In this paper, a number of videos have been studied regarding communication in a group. In order to pursue such an assignment in an effective manner, we should study the video well to take out the underlying meaning. In the first video, the various problems related to diversity and communication style has been discussed.//

The video chosen to discuss the relationship between group member diversity and communication style is the one which is titled "planning a playground". In this video, community residents are meeting for the first time to discuss an issue pertaining to funding of new neighborhood playground. The residents belong to diversified backgrounds. The origins of the residents differ as one member is black; one is Asian, while other three are Whites. All of the residents come from different places (Planning a Playground, 2008). The diversity in the group is mainly due to their backgrounds and origins. The group members' communication style is totally different due to their diversified backgrounds. This can be explained by looking at their way of communication and approach. Some members have already prepared the background notes for the meeting and are assertive. On the contrary, some members have just taken the meeting very casually and are passive towards the whole process. Diversity in this case, is not seen as a hindrance to communication, in this group. On the other side, it has helped to facilitate the communication process in the group. The ...

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The response addresses the queries posted in 941 words with reference

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