Communicating in Groups and Teams Proposal Research Proposal by Nicky

Communicating in Groups and Teams Proposal
A study proposal to examines applications for overcoming communication apprehension.
# 147778 | 2,067 words | 9 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jun 30, 2011 in Communication (Language and Speech)

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This paper discusses how public speaking is one of the most difficult things many people must do in their personal and professional lives and how such communication apprehension also affects other aspects of an individual's life. It proposes a study to identify the importance of communicating in today's team-based work environment; to identify the importance of communicating in everyday life; to determine the quantity and quality of talk of an apprehensive individual; to determine the perceptions of other group members and to deliver guidelines for coping with communication apprehension that can be readily applied by most people today. To achieve these goals, a critical review of the relevant peer-reviewed and scholarly literature is combined with the results of a survey of currently employed individuals. The proposed study's findings and a summary of the research are provided in the proposed study's concluding chapter.

Chapter Outline and Overview
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Problem Statement
Chapter 2 - Review of the Literature
Chapter 3 - Methods
Chapter 4 - Findings

From the Paper:

"Because all organizations consist of groups of people, the ability to communicate effectively with others is a fundamental requirement of most people's working lives. In fact, the effectiveness of groups of all types will directly relate to the ability of its members to communicate effectively with each other. Moreover, the extent to which an organization's groups and teams are effective will likely be the extent to which the organization will be able to achieve its goals. Similarly, the extent to which students are capable of communicating effectively in school settings will also contribute to or detract from their academic performance. The physical and emotional discomfort that many people experience as a result of communication apprehension, though, prevents them from becoming effective communicators and tends to make them avoid situations where such communication is required. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Allen, M., Preiss, R. W., Eayle, B. M. & Burrell, N. (2002). Interpersonal communication research: Advances through meta-analysis. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Bline, D., Lowe, D. R., Meixner, W. F. & Nouri, H. (2003). Measurement data on commonly used scales to measure oral communication and writing apprehensions. The Journal of Business Communication, 40(4), 266-267.
  • Elkins, M. R. (1996). I will fear no audience: General semantics applied to a communication apprehensive public speaking laboratory. ETC.: A Review of General Semantics, 53(1), 69-70.
  • Fordham, D. R. & Gabbin, A. L. (1996). Skills versus apprehension: Empirical evidence on oral communication. Business Communication Quarterly, 59(3), 88.
  • McCroskey, J. C. (1970). Measures of communication bound anxiety. Speech Monographs, 37, 269-277.

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