Factors Affecting Group & Team Communication


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How many factors can affect group communication?

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1. Which of these factors is built on relationships, how the group interacts and learning the communication styles of the group members?

2. When you are dealing with factors like the noise level of the meeting space, the configuration of the meeting area, and the physical location of each member, which factor are you attempting to control?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Communicating in a group can be difficult, but there are several factors that should be considered to achieve the most effective group communication. This quiz focuses on five major factors of effective communication, the difference between environment and context, and the affect of individual communication styles on the group.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz focuses on the following factors of group communication:

  • External environment
  • Individual Members
  • Group history and cohesiveness
  • Shared objectives and goals
  • Context

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the major factors of group communication
  • Critical thinking - apply the five major factors of effective communication to examine specific scenarios of group discussion
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as context and external environment
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the five major factors of effective group communication

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about effective group communication, review the accompanying lesson titled Factors Affecting Group & Team Communication. This article goes into detail with specific scenarios of group communication and various considerations including:

  • Group history and cohesiveness
  • Context of individuals and the whole
  • Degree of shared purpose and goals in the group
  • External environment
  • Individual members of the group