CMN 101 Lecture 6 organizational comm introduction

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Introduction to Organizational Communication Chapter 10
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Why Study Organizations? Rapidly changing environment Globalism Terrorism Environmentalism Demographics
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What is an Organization? “Organon” (Greek) means “tool” Working Definition: “An identifiable social entity pursuing multiple objectives through the informed patterned activities and relations among members and objects within ever- changing environmental conditions. 3 Characteristics of an Organization: 1. Organizations are structured 2. Members of an organization are connected to one another via networks 3. Organizations are embedded in multiple contexts (Dynamic)
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1.) Organizations are Structured Structures provide information on roles, procedures and expectations of members Hierarchy Element of predictability
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2.) Interconnectedness of Members Formal and informal networks Virtual networks are increasing
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3.) Multiple Contexts Constant state of flux Open, porous boundaries are necessary within environment
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