Organizational Communication

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  1. Respond to ONE of the following statements:

    • Men are stronger leaders than women during organizational crises.

    • Women are more nurturing managers than men.

    • Management must exercise rigid control of employees for organizations to succeed.

    • Our social class determines our future.


      Include the following in your discussion:

    • Reveal your viewpoint on the statement.

    • Use concepts related to an organizational perspective or theory discussed in the unit reading to support your viewpoint.

    • How do notions of power contribute to this statement?

    • How much genuine participation occurs in decision making if this statement is upheld by leaders in an organization?


      Your response should be at least 200 words in length. Support your ideas with content from the textbook or other credible source. Use APA style citations to show paraphrased or quoted content that corresponds to an APA style reference
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  2. Analyze an organization in which you are an active member (work, school, church, civic group, online community, etc.). Review pages 46-48 of your textbook for more information on communication practices reflecting organizational culture. Be creative and use a metaphor to compare the organization???s culture. For example, an organization???s culture could be compared to sharks or whales. The sharks are very competitive, and the whales are very cooperative. You can apply this metaphor or create your own for your organization. In your discussion include the following elements:

    • Use a metaphor to compare the organization???s culture.

    • Explain how the organizational culture influences decision making.

    • What unwritten rituals, social practices, specialized vocabulary/jargon, values, or routine practices are exhibited by members or leaders?

    • Are any competing viewpoints from subcultures within the organization of the elements described above? If so, explain.

    • How are new members socialized into the system? What happens if someone violates an unwritten expectation for behavior?


      Your response should be at least 200 words in length. Support your ideas with content from the textbook or other credible source. Use APA style citations to show paraphrased or quoted content that corresponds to an APA style reference.

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  3. Creating shared meaning with the receiver of a message is what organizational communication is all about. Choose and respond to ONE of the following statements below. Explain whether you agree or disagree. Describe how a different perspective from someone could cause issues and what could be done to create shared meaning. Support your answer with real or hypothetical examples and support material from a credible source, such as the course textbook.

    • Oral skills are more important than written communication skills for most jobs.

    • People who are the most intelligent make the best grades and are the most successful.

    • The successful organizational member must be competitive and persuasive.

    • The successful organizational member is more analytical than others and believes technical skills are more important than communication abilities.

    • It does not matter how I use nonverbal communication techniques, for everyone knows that what I say is more important than how I say it.

      You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. Feel free to use another credible source to support your ideas. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced in APA style; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA style.

      Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

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Shockley-Zalabak, P. S. (2015). Fundamentals of organizational communication: Knowledge, sensitivity, skills, values (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

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