In this Main Topic - 1.What is an organization? Is a result...

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1. What is an organization? Is a result of the process of organizing; dynamic system in which individuals engages in collective efforts for goal accomplishments. 2. What is your definition of communication? A process as an attempt to have you understand a situation as I understand it, hoping for a shared reality by characterized by openness, but I can also deliberately attempt to have you understand a situation very differently from what I know the facts to be. 3.What is meant by the term “constructing shared realities? What is meant by the term constructing shared realities is the human communication process. It attempts to construct shared realities through social interaction. Attempts to have others understand our world as we do or as we intend for it to be understood and our efforts to comprehend the world of those around us. 4. What is the significance of the author’s Self Assessment chart (p. 20) in helping us to understand the role of communication in the organization? The significance of what I believe the author’s Self Assessment chart is helping us understand what our strengths and weaknesses in your organizational communication. Which will help you better understand other individuals in what their strengths and weaknesses are. 5. What do you think of the premise: "communication is the key to sound decision making within organizations"? I believe that statement is very true. Communication is the creation and exchange of messages, which shapes and creates the organization. When you have good communication within your employees your decision making, planning, controlling, and coordinating will become much easier. Also, your environmental uncertainty will reduce dramatically. By having a good relationship with your employees and allowing them to communicate with another and higher ranking employees, you will be able to come to a more sound decision with almost no uncertainty. 6. What is your definition of the term Organizational Communication? My definition is pretty close to the books definition it is the process through which organizations are created and in turn create and shape events. The process can be understood as a combination of process, people, messages, meaning, and purpose. In this Main Topic,2 1. What is the significance of the author’s discussion of the three Approaches to Organizational Communication?
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The significance of the author’s discussion of the three Approaches to Organizational Communication is that they are ways to understand the processes of organizational communication and are used as frameworks to help analyze specific organizational situations, experiences, and problems. Because the functional approach asks how and why communication works, whereas the Meaning-Centered approach asks what communication is. Then the Emerging Perspectives focus attention on power and control and on the marginalization of voices other than those of the dominant control structure.
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course HRM 400 taught by Professor Mrs.redman during the Spring '11 term at University of Maryland Baltimore.

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