Group Communication

A group can be defined as little as three people to as large as twenty.  Members of a group share a commonality, have a social structure, and categorize themselves as members of the group in a certain way.   Because of this, group members verbally and nonverbally transfer information in certain ways.  Groups tend to seek to accomplish a task or make decisions. Groups exist in the home, workplace, and school.  Group communication is therefore the interaction between members of a group and how their status, goal, and behavior affects the group. (Hartley, 1997) 

In this clip, the Blue Man Group is a group of three men who have defined themselves as members of the group by distinguishing themselves as blue and wearing all black.  The Blue Men communicate nonverbally in this piece and all have a common goal to attain, making music.