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CH 1: COMMUNICATION AND THE CHANGING WORLD OF WORK The Changing World of Work The history of human civilization is essentially a history of organizing. Identity and sense of self are laregely functions of our communication and interaction with others As we develop our sense of self, our experiences and inclinations also help to create our unique worldviews or perceptual sets Any collaboration with a group of people requires organizing In modern societies, that challenege is worsened by the idea that “everything is negotiable” and open to interpretation Organizational communication is the action required to direct a group toward a set of common goals The Inevitablity of Change The definition of effective communication is constantly changing because organizations and the world of work are constantly changing In order to adapt and respond to change, organizational communication must be flexible and dynamic. For this reason, organizational communication is said to be situated and perishable. It is important to be able to ask informed questions about organizations while understanding that the answers will change over time New Developments in the World of Work Attitudes about work are highly influenced by events such as: the terrorist attacks on NY, Madrid, Longon – the financial misconduct of companies such as Enron and WorldCom – the competence of government during the war in Iraq These attitudes have been most recently been shaped by the stock market decline in 2008,
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course COM 339 taught by Professor Shulman during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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ch 1 book notes - CH 1: COMMUNICATION AND THE CHANGING...

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