Organizational Communication

ISBN-10: 0136438008
ISBN-13: 9780136438007
Edition: 3rd 1994 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $182.60
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/6/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 386
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

A comprehensive survey of organizational communicating, with theory and application.

Preface
The Study of Organizational Communication
Organizational Communication: Underlying Concepts
Alternative Views
Impact of World Views on Definitions and Analyses
Implications for Organizational Behavior
Summary
References
The Nature of Organizational Communication: Why People Study Organizational Communication
Definition of Communication
Information as Message--Displays
The Fallacy of Meaning Transfer
A Communication Unit
A Functional Definition of Organizational Communication
An Interpretive Definition of Organizational Communication
A Subjectivist's Reminder
Direction of Text
Summary
References
Organization Theories
Classical Structural Theory
Social Organization
Formal Organization
Characteristics of a Weberian Bureaucracy
Positional Communication and Informal Contacts
Taylor's Scientific Management
Summary
A Subjectivist's Reminder
References
Transitional Theories
Behavioral Theories
Systems Theories
Summary
A Subjectivist's Reminder
References
Contemporary Theories: Toward Subjectivism
Weick's Theory of Organizing
A Cultural Theory of Organization
Organizational Culture as Sense Making
Summary
References
Organizational Communication Issues
Organizational Communication and Motivation: X-Efficiency and Communication
A Concept of Motivation
Differences between Supervisors and Employees on What Motivates Workers
Theories of Motivation
Deficiency Theories of Motivation
Expectations Theory and Motivation
Perceptions Theory of Motivation
A Subjectivist's Reminder
Summary
Work Perceptions Profile
References
Organizational Communication Climate
Communication Climate
Importance of Climate
How Organizational Communication Climate Develops
Analyzing Communication Climate
Communication Climate Inventory (CCI)
Organizational Communication Satisfaction
Summary
A Subjectivist's Reminder
References
The Flow of Information in Organizations
The Nature of Flow
Simultaneous Message Dissemination
Serial Message Dissemination
Patterns of Information Flow
The Directions of Information Flow
Downward Communication
Upward Communication
Horizontal Communication
Cross-Channel Communication
Informal, Personal, or Grapevine Communication
Relationships
Interpersonal Relationships
Positional Relationships
Serial Relationships
Some Current Issues
Summary
A Subjectivist's Reminder
References
Information Technology In Organizations
The Problem
Forecast
Summary
References
Power and Empowerment in the Organization
Power Concepts and Organization
Organizational Communication Dynamics
Communication and the Empowerment Process
Communication and Exercising Power
Summary
A Subjectivist's Reminder
References
Communication, Leadership and Operating Skills
The Meaning and Goals of Leadership
Assumptions About People That Underlie Styles of Leadership
Models of Leadership Styles
Communicative Behaviors and Leadership Styles
Operating Styles
Summary
A Subjectivist's Reminder
References
Teams and Groups
Revolution in Progress
The Work or the Group
Group Formation and Development
Group Dynamics
Problem-Solving Processes
Summary
References
Stress, Conflict, and Organizational Communication
Stress: A Definition
Strategies
Strengthen Hope
Connectedness
Mindfulness
Hardiness
Forgiveness
Conflict
Conflict and Intergroup Process
Summary
A Subjectivist's Reminder
References
Change in Individuals and Organizational Systems
Individual Analysis and Change
Definition of Analysis
The Process of Analysis
Approaches to Documenting Human Resource Concerns
Five Approaches to Individual Change
Behavioral Theory
Achievement Theory
Positional Theory
Experiential Theory
Training Design Model
How to Conduct a Training Session
Evaluation of Training
Summary
References
Systems Analysis and Change
Interpretive Methods of Analysis
Functional Methods of Analysis
Strategies and Intervention for Improving Systems Effectiveness
Conditions, Possibilities, Steps, and Costs
Summary
References
Careers and Ethical Issues
Where Do You Use Organizational Communication Theory and Methods?
Where Communication Majors Find Employment!
General Management Careers
Ethical Issues in Organizations
Ethical Guidelines
Summary
References
Appendix
Organizational Communication Profile
Index

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