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COM 400.21 6/28/16 Professor Smith Group presentations Chapter 12: Organizational Communication What is organizational communication Organization: a recurrent pattern of interactions among people engaged in a common enterprise Basic terms: “people working together” Three views of ethical issues View 1: Impact of organizations on the community or society View 2: Impact of organizations on its members View 3: The impact of members on the organization itself KNOW THESE Critical Theory Critical Theory is one of the ethical views that is most appropriately applied to organizational communication o looks at the difference between groups and classes, access to resources, etc. o really important in concepts like socialism, the critique of capitalism “The purpose of critical theory is to provide a critique of the hidden assumptions that lead to people’s accepting as common sense the normality of their own subjugation “ – Habermas Impact on Community and Society
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