critical theory of comm in org.'s lecture

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Critical Theory of Communication in Organizations 23:34 Critical theory - How communication produces inequity How it is used to take advantage of people in the organization Nobody in middle management has gotten a raise since the 1970’s when you calculate  for inflation whereas CEOs have gotten 300% raises Top 1% of wage earners earn 27% of the money Dietz – how were these inequities created and how was communication the medium for  that? Chart in Book First (Left Column) – Common Sense Information is telling workers how things are Dietz – information is a strategy  Passing of information can enable you to get people to do what you want Creation of reality Second column (Communication Model)  No objective reality, reality is a social construct Give consent to be taken advantage of Workers consented to tighter, meaner regulations In our faulty attempts to achieve something for ourselves, we conform ourselves to  making the mangers’ will a reality Participation – active participation in corporate decision making Partial owners in the country Dietz’ goal for corporate cultures More democracy; workers have more say Control and Colonize When water comes out brown, we buy purifiers instead of holding the water company  responsible; so by serving our own ends in getting cleaner water, we are also serving 
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course COMM 245 taught by Professor Young during the Fall '08 term at University of Delaware.

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