Analysis Of Interpersonal Dynamics On My Group

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Analysis of Interpersonal Dynamics in My Group As stated above, my group was comprised of people from different ethnic backgrounds, each with his/her own ideologies and perspectives. The challenge here was limited communication due to language barriers. English is used as the main language for communicating across almost all forums, including classrooms. Regardless of this, it became more difficult for us to communicate effectively simply because some of the members had a hard time deciphering what we were conversing about. It could have been that some of the requirements for presentation were confusing or some of the English phrases and terminologies were not conversant with them. However, we devised a mechanism where we integrated the…show more content…
As such, our group was able to use this to our advantage to foster loyalty and trust which amounted to increased productivity. Thirdly, our communication skills were better enhanced and we were able to build up on our synergy levels. In such an environment where communication is open and free-flowing, people were able to bring in new ideas, concepts and attitudes which benefitted the entire group. The problem with ineffective communication, especially where diverse groups are involved is that issues such as stereotyping are bound to crop up. This, in turn, caused team members to become increasingly self-conscious and often kept to themselves for fear of being judged. Much to it, the aspect of self-disclosure becomes almost elusive because no one is willing to step out of their comfort zone and steer a relevant discussion to the project at hand. In a scenario whereby team members are free to talk and express their ideas and feelings without being judged, the fear of revealing one’s true self is diminished tremendously (Peri et al., 2000). This is because such an environment fosters trust, values and ethics. Contrary to this, an environment that is characterized by prejudices and presumptions about others disintegrates this trust and often results to reduced productivity among the members. Cooperation and trust are two aspects that often determine the overall performance of a group. Where there is trust, team players become
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