This course examines various theoretical frameworks necessary for effective organizational communication. It analyzes the application of communication strategies within organizations in terms of their effectiveness. It provides the infrastructure necessary for the creation and maintenance of successful communication strategies in organizations.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
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Topics and Objectives
Organizational Communication in Context
- Summarize the nature of organizational communication.
- Explain the perspectives associated with organizational communication.
- Analyze theoretical frameworks pertaining to communication within organizations.
- Assess the role of personality and organizational orientation in effective communication.
Organizational Communication: Individuals, Groups, and Leaders
- Assess the role of individuals in organizations.
- Assess the impact of managers and leaders upon communication.
- Analyze the impacts of organizational culture.
- Evaluate the impact of organizational communication in change and conflict.
Strategic Organizational Communication in Context
- Identify the nature of strategic organizational communication.
- Summarize means of strategic organizational communication.
- Explain approaches to traditional strategies for organizing.
The Role of Organizational Themes
- Analyze relational themes of organizing for communication.
- Critique cultural themes of organizing for communication.
- Assess network themes of organizing for communication.
Issues and Solutions in Organizational Communication
- Identify alternative strategies of organizing for communication.
- Summarize the interaction of power, politics, and organizational communication.
- Explain the interaction of decision making, conflict, and organizational communication.
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