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Post your comments on readings and class discussion in the appropriate weekly forum. You can get a rough idea of how you are doing to fulfill requirement for the online course by clinking this link: hhttp://orgcom17.hciresearch.org/userpoints
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Start discussion of the readings for week 1 here. Make sure that you are actually responding to each other and not just creating independent thread-starting posts, which aren't related to what your classmates are saying. Here are some questions to help structure your discussion:

What are the criteria for a successful group? Use the examples of the Cornells & Army crew teams to be explicit about what constitutes a successful group. One way to answer this question is to think about what you would ask an observer to record or ask group members to report to identify the most successful groups in a large collection of them.

Considering the Army crew teams: 1. Why does the Varsity team lose to the JV team. 2. What should Coach P. have done differently earlier in the season to resolve this problem. Exactly when should he have intervened differently? 3. At the end of the case, what action should Coach P. take on Tuesday? What is your rationale for this recommendation? How should he implement this action? Be specific. Comparing the Cornell and Army cases.

1. You heard in class about results of a meta-analysis that shows that group cohesiveness, satisfaction and esprit de corp are generally associated with a groups's success in accomplishing tasks. It is clear that the Cornell's women's crew and the Army JV crew had better group cohesiveness and satisfaction than the Army Varsity crew. How does these differences in esprit de corp influence team performance? Or does the causation go from team performance to esprit de corp?

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reflections for any readings from weeks two should be posted here
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Forum for discussion on distributed work. A major question to consider is why it is still so hard for groups to work at a distance despite our living in an era of abundant and almost costless telecommunications -- mobile phones, email, chat, video calls.
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Discussion forum for role of communication media to support distributed work. A useful topic of discussion would be to consider the practical implications of Clark. & Brennan's theory of conversational grounding and Gergle, Kraut & Fussell's empirical studies of grounding in terms of the needed technology to improve communication in distributed work groups. A second relevant question is to consider whether the Chapanis paper on Interactive Human Communication, originally published in1975, is at all relevant to a contemporary discussion of the type of technology that could best support distributed work. Yet another question is to consider the relative usefulness of Clark. & Brennan's detailed analysis of human-to-human interaction compared to Chapanis's more holistic analysis..
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Forum for discussion of social identity and group conflict. Identity-based conflict is rampant. One discussion question is about its origins. A second is what one can do about it.
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Place your discussion of diversity and innovation here. The central question is how the design firm Ideo has organized itself to institutionalize innovation.
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Discuss of readings on conflict and negotiation. The central question to address is how to use the principles from negotiation to handle everyday conflicts in groups.
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Discussion of the attitudes & attitude change.
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Discussion of the attitudes & attitude change (continued)
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Discussion of readings on individual & organizational self-presetation
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Discussion of material on leadership
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Communication, familiarity and coordination
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Social networks/Communication boundaries
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Off-line and online social networks
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Forums for uploading homework assignments
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Use this forum to list 3-5 Wikipedia article you might want to work on and find a partner in the class to work with
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Upload your social network assignments & slides here
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Upload your Wikipedia final report & reflection here
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Copy and paste news articles you've uncovered that seem relevant to the class
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