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Ch2studyguide - COMM 2600 Instructor Sanae Chapter 2 Study Guide Section number 3 Key Terms Open system components The process within an

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COMM 2600 Instructor: Sanae Chapter 2 Study Guide Section number: 3 Key Terms: - Open system components: The process within an organization where information from the surrounding environment is taken into account. The information is applied to the organization in order to stay updated and consistent which results in satisfying the surrounding environments needs. - Communication networks: The different types of relationships that link members of an organization together. This includes relationships such as bosses and workers as well as two workers and their communication pattern. - Identification: Process in which identities in an organization help shape other member’s identities to create a common ground which in turn affect the organization - Socialization: The learning of an organization’s behaviors, norms, and values through working with the group over an amount of time Guiding Questions: - If you were to describe the similarities and differences of the functional approach, the meaning-centered approach and the emerging perspectives to a friend of yours what would you say? o The functional approach focuses on messages and how they work within the organization. It also concentrates on the distortion of messages. On the other hand, the meaning centered approach focuses more on the interactions of the organization’s members and decision-making. Lastly, emerging perspective focuses mainly on power and domination. While the three functions focus on different aspects of organizational communication, they are similar in the sense that they all analyze the ways the different factors affect organizations. - What does distortion mean in organizational communication? Describe an incident in which message distortion occurred in an organization you belong to. o The compilations of different factors, which affect an original message contribute to distortion in organizational communication. Factors such as noise, misunderstanding of a message, and changes in information all affect the final message. A simple example of message distortion in my sorority was when I heard the wrong time of an event I was supposed to volunteer at. Due to the noise in the room I heard the wrong time and therefore the message was not clearly transmitted to me and I arrived late to the event. - What is culture? Is there a danger in oversimplifying organizational culture as a single set of commonly held values, beliefs, rules, and practice? Why or why not? o Culture is formed when members work together in order to organize and
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make decisions regarding the organization. There is a danger in oversimplifying organizational culture as a single set of commonly held values, beliefs, rules, and practice because all members have different beliefs. -
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This test prep was uploaded on 03/17/2009 for the course COMM 2600 taught by Professor Sanea during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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