Group Influence

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·  How were the people arranged in the physical environment (layout of room and seating arrangement)? Sitting around tables

·  What is the composition of the group, in terms of number of people 50,  ages 21-65, sex, male and female ethnicity, Open etc.?  

·  What are the group purpose, mission, and goals? To improve patients care

·  What is the duration of the group (short, long-term)? Explain. So everyone can respond in a timely manner

·  Did the group structure its discussion around an agenda, program, rules of order, etc.?

·  Describe the structure of the group. How is the group organized?

·  Who are the primary facilitators of the group? Certified Nurse Assistants

·  What subject or issues did the group members examine during the meeting? Proper care

·  What types of information did members exchange in their group? Different ways to make patients feel comfortable

·  What were the group's norms, roles, status hierarchy, or communication patterns?

·  What communication patterns illustrated if the group was unified or fragmented? Explain.

·  Did the members share a sense of identity with one another (characteristics of the group-similarities, interests, philosophy, etc.)? yes

·  Was there any indication that members might be vulnerable to Groupthink? No Why or why not?  All staff want to make sure the patients are happy  your opinion, how did the collective group behaviors influence individual attitudes and the group's effectiveness? Provide your overall analysis.

Part II

Write a 1,200- to 1,500-word paper incorporating your analysis with evidence to substantiate your conclusion. Explain how your observations relate to research studies on norm formation, group norms, conformity, and/or social influence. Integrate your findings with literature from the textbook, peer-reviewed journal articles, and additional scholarly sources

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