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Theory and Philosophy of Communication Communicational Theory Lecture by: Dr. Natalie Nelson-Marsh THE ORGANIZATION Collaboration + collective action = organization The Cybernetic Tradition Structure – emerging patterns of interaction The Process of Organizing Interaction serves to achieve common meanings among group members and the meanings that the individuals assign to information provides the mechanism by which the organization comes to a common understanding The Sociocultural Tradition Shared meanings and interruptions constructed through network Organizational Culture Emphasizes the ways people construct an organizational theory Organizational Control Theory Power can never be avoided, it is always in the system Structuration Theory Is a process in which the unintended consequences of action create norms, rules, roles, and other social structures that constrain or effect future action The Critical Tradition Power relations and ideologies that arise from organizational interaction
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Unformatted text preview: Dennis Mumby’s Hermeneutic of Suspicion An attitude of questioning about and an examination of the deep structure of ideology, power, and control within the organization Deetz on Managerialism and Organizational Democracy Organizational democracy is an ideal organizational environment which should be part of daily operations in an organization Gender and Race in Organizational Communication Organizations are gendered sites that contain often overlooked hegemonic practices Reflections, applications, and implications 1.) Organizations are made through communication 2.) Organizational activities function to accomplish individual and joint goals 3.) In addition to achieving goals communication activities create patterns that affect organizational life 4.) Communication processes create an organizational character and culture 5.) The patterns of power and control that emerge in organizational communication open possibilities and create constraints...
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