Classnotes Day 11

Classnotes Day 11 - COM 200 Communication Theory Prof Steven Lemley Spring 2008 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY Overview o Classical Management Theory

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COM 200 Communication Theory Prof. Steven Lemley Spring 2008 3/10/08 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY Overview o Classical Management Theory Productivity Efficiency Precision o Mechanistic Scalar Chain Division of work Authority and responsibility Discipline Subordination o ** This Style is outdated Human Relations Approach o Gives people a voice Cultural o Shared meanings constitute organizations Critical View o Management Controls o Power o Stakeholders Living Systems The Power of Karl Weick’s Information Systems Approach o Patterned after Darwinian views of evolution o Organizations are not Static Not lines of authority Not “things” Not hierarchy Not containers o Communication Process Accomplish things through communication Organizations are continuously constituted by communication “The process of organizing” chronic use of the military metaphor leads people repeatedly to overlook a different kind of organization, one that values improvisation
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course COM 200 taught by Professor Barrientos during the Spring '08 term at Pepperdine.

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Classnotes Day 11 - COM 200 Communication Theory Prof Steven Lemley Spring 2008 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY Overview o Classical Management Theory

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