Group Communication Evaluation:
Response to selection criteria
Submission: Electronically via L@G. You must also complete the online Academic
Length: 600 words (+/- 10%)
Format: Arial, 12 point font, 1.5 line spacing, 2.54cm margins, Include a title
page that has your enrolled name, your preferred name, your student
number, your tutorial day & time.
Marking: Marked out of 20. Detailed marking criteria are available on L@G.
Standard late penalties apply (refer to Course Profile for details).
This assignment is designed for you to reflect on your own communication skills, as well
as provide a portfolio of evidence for you when applying for real jobs. Often in applying
for jobs, you will be asked to write a written statement in response to a series of selection
criteria. More often than not, one of the selection criterion relates to some form of
communication. As a result, successful completion of this assessment item will provide
you with feedback on some prepared statements that you will be able to use again when
you submit an application for a job.
For this assignment, you will respond to a selection criteria for a job application, on the
topic of effective group communication. Similar to a response to a selection criteria for a
job application, you must demonstrate your group and interpersonal communication skills
through the provision of examples of your behaviours – these examples of behaviours
must be drawn from your contribution to your group assignment (presentation) for this
In preparing your response to the selection criteria, first review the marking criteria for this
assignment (available on L@G). The first six criteria for marking will form the basis of six
paragraphs that you will write (each of approximately 100 words).
Structure of the assignment
Follow this structure for the layout of your response to the selection criteria:
1. Conflict resolution – ability to monitor and resolve group conflict
2. Equity – ensuring equitable treatment of all group members
3. Leveraging group member skills – recognising and capitalising on skills of group
4. Time management – effective time management of group activities
5. Values – recognising and respecting diversity of values and experience of group
6. Working cooperatively – understanding the complexity of working effectively in
Respond to each of the six selection criterion in approximately 100 words (no more than
600 words in total for this assessment item). Use relevant examples drawn from your
group work experience for the group presentation assessment item in 3231THS.
Hints and tips
You cannot make up things that did not happen or that you did not do during your group
work for 3231THS in T2, 2018. In marking this assessment item, your tutor will also refer
to your engagement and behaviours with your group during the workshops. If you clearly
did not attend or participate, there is no point in making the claim that you did. You would
do better to admit your own shortcomings and discuss how you have learnt from that for
Thus, if you are having difficulties working with your group members, you are best off
drawing that to the attention of your tutor early on, citing the ways in which you are
attempting to handle the situation (with evidence, e.g. group emails where all group
members are cc’d into the email). This is always the case in any group work that you
engage in at university, but will be of even more benefit to you in this particular
assessment item, as it will provide additional evidence of your group communication
In the group formation stages, the most trying is the conflict stage. This is the stage when the group can easily disintegrate. Effective communication is important in managing the group through the conflict phase. I used this technique in our group when group members could not agree on who to take which tasks and who should be the leader of the group. We called a face to face meeting to resolve the issue and each member was require to give their views before we discussed the final conclusion. We effectively shared the group duties without further conflict.
Equity entails ensuring that all group members share the same duties and they feel a part of the group. The issue of equity arises when some members of the group feel they are overburdened or they are not given a fair treatment. This issue did not arise in our group because we had shared all the duties equally and group members were given enough time to expresses any arising issue. Equity was one of the values of the group that we cultivated from the start to ensure that the group succeeded. Each group member was given equal duties: I was the analyzer tasked with collecting materials for the presentation, Sue was the director, Miran was the supporter, and Sunny was the creator…………..
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