Communication and Collaboration

Communication and Collaboration Strategy 1

Communication and Collaboration Strategy
Joe Monahan
University of Phoenix
Gen 200
Linda Fisher-Lewis
October 25, 2010

Communication and Collaboration Strategy 2
Communicating and collaborating within a study group can present many opportunities to use each person for the betterment of the whole, especially when there are varying types of personalities and learning styles present.   Let us analyze a study group of three, all with different personality types and learning styles and try to conclude how the structure of the group would interact for or structure its self.   One person possess a Thinker personality (Bishop, 1993) and has a learning style of a Verbal-Linguistic (Gardner, 1983).   Another is an Organizer (Bishop, 1993) which has a Logical-Mathematical (Gardner, 1983) learning style.   To complete the group you have Adventurer (Bishop, 1993) with an Interpersonal learning style (Gardner, 1983).   In breaking down the three individual personality types and learning styles, let us evaluate the different strengths of each member and how the group needs to use one another to maximize its productivity.
The strengths of the Thinker include developing models and systems, exploring ideas and potentials, and a gift to convert material into logical charts.   Adding in the Verbal-Linguistic learning style this person has the ability to communicate verbally as well as in writing, along with an ability to use humor and convince someone to do something.   There are many uses for this person in a study group including developing and planning an approach to the project or task.   In a case where a speaker is needed or required this just may be the group’s best choice to handle that role. An Organizer brings reliability, neatness, and organization to the group and operates well in a social

Communication and Collaboration Strategy 3
structure while following through on tasks.   In this case the Organizer has a...