CommmFINAL - Communication Studies 201 Exam III Review Fall...

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Communication Studies 201 Exam III Review, Fall 2010 For each of the following terms, you should be able to identify and/or generate an example. Remember that an example needs to be concrete to illustrate the concept completely. 30 multiple-choice; 18 review terms 12 projects 45 points Short Answer/ Essay (same as review sheet) Characteristics of Organization Ceremonies and Rituals ( part of culture) passing on of a torch, radiation Values (part of culture) what we think is something of value Symbols (part of culture) things that represent something else Specialized Language ( part of culture) things that are unique to that organization ”the money wall” Co-orientation connection that exists between your behavior and other people’s expectations (i.e. following direction and retain them, amount of openness; member of organization share with each other) Workplace Sedimentation is laid down into the organization by the workers talk and everyday relational practices; the repetitive structuration of talk/repetitive patters of communication and relationships gradually drop to the bottom like sediment in river and so effect the future course that the river takes as it were. (i.e. “structures” that matter in an organization are not physical buildings or formal hierarchical organizations “reports to” charts but derive from the sediment way in which the people have repeatedly reinforced their relational and conversational interaction Characteristics of group/rolls Environment affective or ineffective places (i.e. starbuck/panera having to deal with food and drink issues, noises, social setting difficult to weed out those distractions. . or Library/group meeting rooms; social setting, too sterol, too task oriented, no social interaction. .social interaction makes you stronger as a group… figure out which place will be most effective) Task Roles (instrumental rolls) being a leader or organizer (i.e. making sure that deadlines are met, can be more then one person) Relational Roles (social rolls) relationships within the group remain intact (i.e. person who is harmonizer, genially interacted with relationships within the group, peace maker) Dysfunctional Roles anything that keeps you from moving forward with the group project whatever that project may be Slacker don’t show up, turn things in late, are there but have no input Oppositional person want to do something different, have different opinion, or tell you your wrong Tangent person lets see how far away I can get people away from the topic that
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we are trying to talk about Joker have a joke for everything that is said Control freak I can do the group project better then all of you Small Group Process Forming/Orientation 1.the group begins to come into existence and seeks guidance and direction from a leader concerning the nature of its task and procedures. 2. The group members get to know one another-assuming, of course, they do not already-and come to grips with the problems they have
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT 201 taught by Professor Violanti during the Spring '11 term at University of Tennessee.

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CommmFINAL - Communication Studies 201 Exam III Review Fall...

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