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    Organizational Communication for Survival

    ISBN-10: 020506034X
    ISBN-13: 9780205060344
    Edition: 5th 2013
    Description: A "handbook" for communicating in the work environmentAssuming a unique perspective for an organizational communication text, this book focuses students on how to communicate with managers and peers to survive, thrive and prosper in organizational  More...
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    Edition: 5th
    Copyright Year: 2013
    Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
    Publication Date: 6/26/2012
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 224
    Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.880

    A "handbook" for communicating in the work environmentAssuming a unique perspective for an organizational communication text, this book focuses students on how to communicate with managers and peers to survive, thrive and prosper in organizational environments.This "survival guide for employees" centers on understanding how and why managers communicate the way they do and how employees can adapt their own communication skills to be more effective in the organizational environment. Students who master the study guide objectives in this book will be better prepared to function in real organizational situations. This text provides clear and concise guidelines, along with a foundation of theory and scholarship, to help students become more effective communicators in today's workforce.Learning GoalsUpon completingthis book, readers will be able to:Communicate effectively with managers and peersUnderstand how and why managers communicate the way they doDifferentiate between good and poor communication skills

    The Nature of Organizations
    Types of Organizations
    Common Characteristics of All Organizations
    Organizational Environments
    Preliminary Principles for Peons
    Viewing Organizations
    The Nature of Communication in Organizations
    Myths and Misconceptions about Communication in Organizations
    Organizational Communication Defined
    Components of Communication
    Functions of Communication in Organizations
    Organizational Communication Networks
    Formal Communication Flow and Impact
    Nonverbal Behavior and Communication
    Significance of Nonverbal Communication in Organizations
    Functions of Nonverbal Messages
    Categories of Nonverbal Messages
    Immediacy and Organizational Communication
    Administration, Supervision, and Communication
    Supervisors' Duties: Subordinates� Views
    Why Aren't Managers Doing Their Jobs?
    To Supervise or to Administer? That Is the Question
    What Kind of Manager Do You Have?
    Barriers to Effective Communication
    Climate Control
    Communication Overload
    Personality, Temperament, and Communication Traits
    Personality and Temperament
    Temperament/Personality and Communication
    Communication Traits
    Sociocommunicative Orientations and Styles
    Organizational Orientations and Communication Traits
    Organizational Orientations
    Personality Types
    Organizational Orientations and Temperament
    Organizational Orientations, Temperament, and Communication Traits
    Organizational Orientations, Temperament, and Organizational Outcomes
    Perceptions of People in Organizations
    Source Credibility
    Interpersonal Attractiveness
    Approaches to Management
    Early Orientations
    Leadership Approaches
    The Ideal Leader?
    Management Communication Styles and Decision Making
    Decision Making and Communication
    Why Managers Select One MCS over Another
    Identifying the MCS
    Power and Status
    Nature of Status
    Status Symbols
    Communication and Status
    From the Peon's Perspective
    Organizational Culture
    Defining Culture
    Culture and Communication
    Cultural Terminology
    Organizations and Cultures
    Communication and Change
    Why People Resist Change in Organizations
    Informal Communication Network Roles
    Innovativeness: The Willingness to Adopt
    Introducing Change
    Six Conditions Necessary for Successful Change
    Disagreement, Conflict, and Groupthink
    Disagreement and Conflict
    Tolerance for Disagreement
    Conflict Prevention
    Conflict Management
    Groupthink: Too Much Agreement for the Good of the Organization
    Effective Supervisory and Subordinate Relationships
    Why Some Do Not Survive: 10 Common Communication Mistakes
    How to Survive: Common Communication Strategies for Survival
    Discrimination and Pseudodiscrimination
    The Need for Discrimination
    The Evils of Discrimination
    Making Evaluations Work (For You)
    Staying Out of Trouble: The Peon Perspective
    Dealing with Pseudodiscrimination and Diversity
    When All Else Fails … Get Out
    Reasons for Leaving
    On-the-job Legal Issues
    Filing a Complaint
    Job Hunting
    The Process of Separation
    The Exit Interview
    The Transition to a New Job

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