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FC: The B-Team CAS 100B Scrapbook Spring 2011
1: The B - Team by: Mike Topolski Kyle Rothermel Jimmy Connelly Josh Jacoboski Jay Shearin Paul Daley
3: Integrative Approach | The integrative approach is a conflict management style that assumes solutions can be created to satisfy every party to the conflict. Throughout the course of the semester, we ran into many issues where we had to be resolved by this approach. There were many times when we had different ideas that had to be combined so that everyone was happy. The cartoon displays the officer trying to come to a fair conclusion with the man of the the issue at hand. (Chapter 11)
4: Problem Solving
5: Problem solving is defined as a comprehensive, multistage procedure for moving from an unsatisfactory state to a desired goal and developing a plan for reaching the goal. Our cartoon shows two men talking about problem solving. Sometimes in problem solving you have to think outside of the box to make an efficient and agreeable decision by the group. Problem solving was used in every activity completed in this class. (Chapter 9)
6: Computer Mediated Communication
7: Computer mediated communication (C.M.C.) is the use of computers to interact with others. This cartoon depicts two people using two types of computers, personal computers and cell phones, to communicate. Our group used computer mediated communication a lot throughout the semester. The use of computers helped our group to communicate easily and more often. (Chapter 2)
8: Nonverbal Behavior | OUCH!
9: Nonverbal behavior is sending messages other than words to which listeners react. In our cartoon, nails are being scratched against a chalkboard to prove a point about something. Our group had many cues of nonverbal communication. One example could be shaking our heads at ideas we didn't like during discussions. (Chapter 1)
11: Decision Making | Decision making is defined as choosing among a set of alternatives. The cartoon displays a woman having trouble making a decision about which door to enter. In our group decision making occurred with every activity we completed together. Often, we came to a group consensus with our decisions. (Chapter 9)
13: Small Group: A small group is a group of at least three but few enough members for each to perceive all others as individuals, share some identity or common purpose, and share standards for governing their activities as members. B-Team was a small group of six members. Here you see these men discussing what they think the most important survival tools are, while lost at sea. Each gave his opinion and they agreed upon the proper order. (Ch. 1)
14: Gatekeeper | "Easy there Cowboy!"
15: The Gatekeeper is the member of a small group who controls who speaks during a discussion. You can see Josh acting as a gatekeeper in this discussion by allowing Jay to speak. Although left out at the beginning, our group was able to use the gatekeeper role effectively. It allowed all members to contribute equally. (Chapter 5)
16: Pointing | It's All about having fun!
17: Storming Storming is the second phase of Tuckman's model in which people work to resolve differences and different ideas. This photograph shows our group in the storming while doing the "Lost at Sea" training seminar activity. We were debating which order to put the items in to survive at sea. This activity required a lot of group brainstorming and discussion. (Ch 6)
18: Livin life to the fullest! | Performing
19: Performing is the fourth phase in Tuckman's model in which tasks are executed after planning. This picture shows us performing under Tuckman's model. We completed and won the spaghetti tower contest by working together as a group. Good communication is essential to performing successfully. (Chapter 6)
20: Physical Appearance Physical appearance is a method of nonverbal communication that immediately allows listeners to make assumption about a speaker. The class was judging Mike's physical appearance on an ordinary day and came to many different conclusions. This is a very important type of communication, especially for first impressions. Parts of appearance include clothing, hairstyle, and accessories. (Chapter 2)
21: Fashion Show!
23: A recorder is a member of the group that writes down and keeps track of the groups ideas. This photo shows Jay and Josh recording ideas for our training seminar speech. We had many ideas on how to present the material and different class activities we could include. Without a recorder our ideas could have been lost or repeated making it harder to stay organized as a group. (Chapter 5)5)
25: Time Oriented Listener! | A time oriented listener is a person sensitive to time that sometimes moves the group prematurely to a closure. This image shows Mike being a time oriented person. As you can see, he is looking at his watch and trying to gather the group during our movie symposium presentation. Time oriented listeners, like Mike, helped keep our group on task. (Chapter 2)
26: Tension Relieving | Tension relieving is making strangers feel at ease, reducing status differences, encouraging informality, and joking and otherwise relieving tension. Jimmy is acting like a goofball by making a funny face. This helped to relieve tension within the group. It also helped bring our group together and develop friendships. (Chapter 5)
27: HA HA HA HA =P
29: Brainstorming Brainstorming is a technique for stimulating creative thinking by temporarily suspending evaluation of alternatives. Here we are thinking of activities to use in to our training seminar. We made sure not to judge while brainstorming. This helped us come up with creative ideas. (Ch. 10)
30: Conflict is an expressed struggle between two interdependent parties who perceive incompatible goals. Here we can see a disagreement between Jimmy and Mike. The other group members had to help them get past their conflict. Resolving conflicts made our group stronger (Chapter 11)
32: Extemporaneous Extemporaneous speaking is planning out topics to speak about without fully scripting the speech. Here, Jay is speaking to his peers persuasively and informatively. He needs to get his message across in about 7 minutes. He is trying to motivate the class into action, without asking them for money.(Appendix B)
34: Social Loafer A social loafer is a person who makes minimal contribution to the group and assumes the other members will pick up the slack. This is a picture of Paul being a social loafer. The rest of the group is collaborating together, while Paul is on his phone and not paying attention. It is important to confront a social loafer and attempt to get them focused and involved. (Chapter 1) | SLACKER
36: Emergent Leader | In this photograph, Mike is acting as an emergent leader. A emergent leader is a person who emerges of an initially leaderless group in which all members start out as equals. Mike emerged during the Movie Symposium due to his great understanding of the movie prior to the group watching it. Without a leader, we would have had a harder time understanding and writing a good speech.(Chapter 7)
37: THE MAN | BOSS
38: Autocratic Leader
39: Autocratic Leadership Style Autocratic leadership is a leadership style in which the leader tries to dominate and control the group. This picture shows Jay using an autocratic leadership style. He is not concerned about the group's opinions or ideas. He is telling them what to do without asking for their input. (Chapter 7)
40: Boys will be boys
41: Consensus Decision A Consensus decision is a choice that all group members agree is the best one that they all can except. This photo shows our group after coming to a consensus decision. Coming to a consensus decision was always great because it made everyone happy. Consensus decisions are the most satisfying outcomes in group decision making. (Chapter 9)
42: This one of our favorites because it is a picture of us being friends. We developed relationships that will last a lifetime.
43: This a picture of Paul and Jimmy enjoying the sunset. This is one of our favorites because of the symbolism of the sunset and it being their last night together as members of the B-Team. | This is another favorite because it shows us enjoying some clean good ole' fashioned fun. We had a lot of great times together.