New Directions in Group Communication takes as its mission the setting of the agenda for the study of group communication in the future. It does so by presenting work that scholars have not previously explored in the current small group communication literature. Part I focuses on new theoretical and conceptual directions, both presenting new views and extending current positions. PartÂ II examines new research methodologies, while Part III looks at antecedent factors affecting group communication.Â PartsÂ IV andÂ VÂ of the text provide insight into both group communication process and practices. PartÂ VI covers different group communication contexts, including communication patterns in top management teams.