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Why do people join and lead groups?

In an outside work environment, there are varying reasons why people join groups.

Identify and explain two of the reasons why people join groups and provide an example of each.

Communication serves four major functions within a group or organization:
control, motivation, emotional expression, and information.

Provide an example that illustrates one of these from your personal experience, explaining the situation, the role of communication and the result.

Provide an example (real or fiction) of such behavior and suggests ways in which a group leader may manage this problem to reduce conflict in the group

Briefly explain.

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Hello! First of all, what are different types of groups that can exist in the outside work environment? People join the "water cooler" group to know what is going on or to be part of the office team and know what is going on, especially if they need to be outside of the office part of the day. People might join a Toastmasters group to learn how to communicate more effectively; some groups meet at lunchtime in company offices. Some people might join the department bowling league. What is the motivation to join that group?

Could people join for more than one ...

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First of all, what are different types of groups that can exist in the outside work environment? What is the motivation to join that group? If you joined a group, what led you to join? Within the group, who was in "control" - the actual leader or another person? Is the actual leader truly a good communicator? Communication is over 60% nonverbal! What would you suggest to improve management of the group you were involved with? Is there a way to be proactive in managing a group to minimize group conflict?

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