Some effects of certain communication patterns on group performance


    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

The relationship between the behavior of small groups and the patterns of communication in which they operate was experimentally explored. 100 male M.I.T. students served as subjects. Results are analyzed in detail and the theoretical implications are discussed. It was found that the communication patterns within which the groups worked affected their behavior. “The major behavioral differences attributable to communication patterns were differences in accuracy, total activity, satisfaction of group members, emergence of a leader, and organization of the group.” Positions held in the communication patterns affected behavior but centrality of communication patterns was most clearly correlated with behavioral differences. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

    loading  Loading Related Articles