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Kim Mehan Com 439 Reading Reflection #3 September 13, 2011 Introduction When starting a career, individuals are concerned to what degree they can express their ideas. When I started my internship in the summer, my manager told me if I had any problems/questions/concerns to not hesitate to bring it up. Since I was new and didn’t know exactly my position in the company, I was nervous and more reserved with my work. I did what I was told even when I came up with different ideas or a different way to do it. This week’s reading related to my work experience and how one idea is just as valuable as someone’s of a higher position. To reflect on relevance In Chapter 10 from Management of the Absurd , Richard Farson writes about how communication problems are balance-of-power problems in many situations. For example, in boss-employee relationships, subordinates are asked to communicate honestly with their superiors. However, in some situations, when a subordinate truly expresses how he/she feels about the matter, it might cause more harm than good in the work environment. This stuck out to
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