Watch 12 Angry Men. Before you do so:

  • Review the methods of influence presented in the text book and online lecture (Lesson 6) and look for specific examples of the influence techniques among the jurors. In addition, review the materials on conflict.
  • This is an individual assignment. Your assignment, due no later than Day 7, should be 500 words, single spaced. Respond to the following questions:
    1. Find examples for four (4) of the influence techniques.
    2. Several jurors attempt to influence the decision-making process. Using the influence material, explain why the architect (Juror 8) is so much more effective (more influential) than the others.
    3. At one point in the discussion, the foreman states, ‘All of this fighting (conflict) is getting us nowhere.’ Looking back over the entire film, what is your reaction to his statement? To what extent do you agree or disagree with him? Be sure to use examples to support your point of view.
    4. There are many lessons about communication in 12 Angry Men. Select a work group in which you are currently involved or have been involved. Name two lessons that the group “should” learn. That is, state the two lessons and explain how they would help the group perform more effectively.

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