What is group communication? Group communication is communication that occurs between members of a group. It can involve speech, writing, gesture and many other types of communication.
Importance of group communication.
Sharing ideas. We can only share our ideas with others if we all communicate: listening to each other and expressing ourselves.
Solving problems. Studies have shown that groups can be much more efficient than individuals at solving problems: if they communicate effectively.
Delegating tasks. Part of group communication (for instance in the workplace) may involve apportioning jobs.
Democratic engagement. If everyone in a group wants to be able to have their say on a matter, it is crucial that everyone can communicate effectively.
Making friends. Feeling able to communicate with everyone in a group creates a positive social atmosphere.
Learning about each other. Learn about other people in your group by communicating with them.
Developing a sense of group identity. Groups that communicate well tend to develop a cohesive group identity.
Which groups do you belong to? How might you communicate better with them?