Organizational Communication for Survival

ISBN-10: 020506034X

ISBN-13: 9780205060344

Edition: 5th 2013

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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
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Book details

List price: $125.80
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.90" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.924

Preface
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
Status
Communication Overload
Defensiveness
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
Homophily
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
Power
From the Peon's Perspective
Organizational Culture
Defining Culture
Culture and Communication
Cultural Terminology
Organizations and Cultures
Ethnocentrism
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
Index
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