COM 520 Small Group Communication

Spring, 2022


Instructor: Dr. Marcia D. Dixson
Office hours: T 4:00 - 5:30 pm by appointment
Office: KT 176
Phone: 481-6558 Email:


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Conflict Managment

Navigating Group Conflict

1. What kinds of conflict are most likely to occur in your research group?

2. What can you do to prevent conflict in your research group? Should you do so?

Design Teams Management of Conflict

3. On page 265, they discuss two activities groups need to do well in order to make effective decisions. How does this compare with the activities required by group s to make good decisions in functional theory?

4. What does this article tell us about creating productive conflict?