The Tubbs Model On Group Interaction

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In the last seven week, we discussed the Tubbs model on group interaction and discovered many strategies Tubbs mentioned, in his book “A system Approach to Small Group Interactions,” to successfully and efficiently work in a team to achieve the desired goal. As nurses, we work with hundreds of people daily from managers, fellow nurses and physicians, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, patients; families, dietary, and many more members of the multidisciplinary team to deliver a high quality of care to our patients. Therefore, it is critical to be able to master the art of group interaction. In this paper, I will discuss the main take away points for me that I was able to apply to my everyday interaction with people at work, as well as some examples of what I need to practice and work on in the future to achieve the optimum results of group interaction.
Relevant Background Factors
The first two chapters discussed the relevant background factors and the internal influences such as the art of communication involving verbal and nonverbal, defensive and supportive, emotional intelligence, and team dynamics (Tubbs, 2012). Although these concepts apply to all aspects of communication, the Tubbs model focuses more on using the communication skills to the small group context. Looking at the different types of communication and the emotional intelligence part was very eye-opening. Communication is the essence of leadership, and there is a secure connection between one’s
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