Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Department of Communication
COM 323 – Business and Professional Communication – Summer Session I 2003
Instructor: Irwin Mallin
Paper on Group/Team Communication
Due at the start of class on Tuesday, June 17
In the body of your paper, evaluate your group or team in terms of whichever three of Hackman’s six requisites you think are most relevant to the group or team. For each of the three requisites you choose, evaluate how closely your group or team followed Hackman’s advice.* For each requisite, if you think it was followed closely, do you think that was to the group/team’s benefit? Why or why not? For each of the three requisites you choose, if you think it was not followed relatively closely, do you think that was to the group/team’s detriment? Why or why not?
The conclusion of your paper should make an overall assessment as to whether Hackman’s framework would be appropriate in this case, providing the reasons for your assessment.
*Framed positively (as a requisite), not framed negatively (as
Rambling will not lead to good papers either. The detail you provide should be what is necessary to provide evidence to back up your claims and no more.
The best papers will also be grammatically correct, and free of spelling and punctuation errors.
The essay should be between three and five pages in length. It should be typed (double spaced, margins of 1" all around, font no larger than 12). It should also be stapled.
Hints for success for this paper:
•Make sure you do everything called for in these directions.
•Don't wait until the last minute to do this! Take your time, and use the services of the Writing Center in Kettler 234 if you need to.
•You are invited to show me a draft or discuss potential paper topics in office hours or by appointment.
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