What are the advantages of small groups?

People are very committed and motivated. It's easier to build trust and unity. Team members naturally train and guide each other. Each group communication is aimed at achieving a common goal.

Therefore, group members communicate to achieve their individual and shared goals. However, every group discussion or communication has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, the benefits of small group communication are superior performance, greater member satisfaction, greater civic participation, more learning, more creativity, better cultural understanding, etc. Conversely, the disadvantages of small group communication are more time, energy and resources, conflicts, social laziness, blaming for shared mistakes, sleeping members and scheduling problems.

Lesson plans in modern teaching can often include a hermetic schedule. In the world of 30 children's classrooms and constant testing, if a child needs a little extra attention on a particular topic, this can often go unnoticed. This is not the fault of teachers, but simply a reality of the current education system. However, in small groups, tutors and teachers are much more likely to be able to deviate from a less rigid plan and allow children to develop at their own pace.

Large meetings simply don't encourage the same level of participation, collaboration, and interaction as smaller, more focused meeting groups. When it comes to collaboration and participation, small groups win over larger groups almost every time. An advantage of small group learning is that time can be more flexibly allocated to where it is needed. However, reducing the disadvantages of small group communication will surely increase group productivity.

Based on the study, the author has outlined a list of the advantages and disadvantages of small group communication.

Colleen Sluder
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