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TAO GUO MHR 318 6:00-7:50PM(MW) CH9-Reflection: Communication is the activity of conveying meaningful information. Communication requires a sender, a message, and an intended recipient, although the receiver need not be present or aware of the sender's intent to communicate at the time of communication; thus communication can occur across vast distances in time and space. Communication requires that the communicating parties share an area of communicative commonality. The communication process is complete once the receiver has understood the sender. There are two main types of communication channels are nonverbal and verbal. Nonverbal communication involves exchanging information or transmitting data without the use of words. There are many examples of non-verbal communication everywhere in the world. Verbal communication has become quite complex, with unique languages each having millions of words. Unlike non-verbal communication, in order for verbal communication to be meaningful, there
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Unformatted text preview: must generally be a readily accepted understanding of the meaning of a series of sounds. Communication is fundamental to any form of organizing, but it is preeminent in virtual organizations. Without communication, the boundary-spanning among virtual entities would not be possible. Electronic communication enables parties to link across distance, time, culture, departments, and organizations. During the encounter, attention to verbal and non-verbal communication, understanding different participants backgrounds and communication styles can all help teams capture the productivity improvements associated with effective team operations. Ultimately, the increased productivity that results from developing a range of communications protocols for different situations, circumstances and audiences is likely to be well worth the effort....
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