Watch a prime time
television show (or rerun) in which the episode focuses on a group of people
who are talking to each other in formal or informal meetings as the context for
the show. You may choose from the following: The Office, Law & Order, the
Shield, 24, The Unit, or reruns of shows such as Friends, Seinfeld, or Everyone
Loves Raymond. If you would like to use a different show, send a message to
your instructor to get approval for your choice. Take notes while you watch the
show so that you can notice and recall who played group task roles, group
maintenance roles, and any self-centered roles. Your notes in Part I should be
integrated into your answers to the assignment questions in Part II.
Note: This assignment is
not referring to communication that occurs because of people’s personalities or
job skills. Please refer to Figure 9.1 in your textbook for specific group
If the show you have
selected does not give you an opportunity to observe a small group working
together in the particular episode you have chosen, please choose another
episode or show. It will be difficult for you to answer the questions well if
the show does not match the purpose of this assignment. However, you can
discuss poor examples of group communication roles as well as good examples and
show your learning. You do not have to find only good examples of group
communication roles. If you cannot find a show with a group of people who are
very clearly in a small group communication situation, then you may need to
discuss a real-life group of people who are communicating with each other in a
small group situation.
Read the following
questions. Write the answers to the questions, review your work, and submit
your answers. Integrate the key concepts and key terms from this lesson into
The answer to each
question should be approximately 6 to 10 sentences in length. You should write
your responses in complete sentences free of spelling and grammatical errors.
Please type your answers in a Word document and then paste your answers below
each question in the space provided.
completing this assignment, review the Grading Rubric.
1.List the television show that you watched. Use the communication
task roles Chapter 9 and 10 discuss to describe two specific characters and the
communication task role(s) they played. How did these roles affect the group
communication? Give specific examples.
2.Describe each maintenance/social role in your own words, and
explain which were present in the television show you watched. Which
maintenance/social roles have you commonly seen happen in your everyday life?
3.Briefly describe a “self-centered role.” How do you
think self-centered roles detract the group from its goals? Give specific
4.Using the functional approach to leadership, analyze the leader of
the group from the television show you watched. Did this leader perform mostly
task functions or process functions? How did the person’s leadership affect the
communication of the group? Give specific examples and incorporate concepts
from the textbook.
5.Of the variables that affect climate (found on page 267), which
was the most prevalent in the group communication that you observed?
All the work has to be 100 percent original.
Any guides/existing papers you find on internet will definitely not be
Any kind of plagiarism will definitely not be accepted.
Please read all requirement very very carefully and make sure it follows
the instruction very well.