Concept of Small Group Communication

Small group means two or more freely interacting people having common identity or characteristics. Members of small group are inter-dependent to achieve any specific objective. The number of members of small group may vary from five to nine(no hard & fast rule regarding numbers). The members of such group may show their own individual interests, the interests of their company or the interests of any industry.

  • According to Oxford Dictionary,"A group refers to an assembly of people or objects gathered together."

  • Robbins said, "A group is two or more individuals, interacting and interdependent, who come together to achieve particular objectives."

Members have common voice which helps the members to have unity and mutual understanding. Therefore rewards and punishment are shared equally by the members. Small group concept is considered as an informal communication system.