Organizational Communication Balancing Creativity and Constraint

ISBN-10: 031257486X

ISBN-13: 9780312574864

Edition: 6th 2009

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Respected scholars Eric Eisenberg, H.L. Goodall Jr., and Angela Trethewey combine decades of teaching and scholarly experience to offer students a concise and readable introduction to organizational communication theories and their practical applications. Using the metaphor of creativity (getting what you want) and constraint (following established rules) this popular textbook offers students more opportunities than ever before to practice what they learn through a variety of features within the textbook itself and on its companion Web site.
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Book details

List price: $99.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 11/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Jeffry R. Halverson is an Islamic studies scholar and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University.H. L. Goodall Jr. is Professor of Communication at the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University.Steven R. Corman is Director of the Consortium for Strategic Communication and a Professor of Communication at the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University.

Communication and the Changing World of Work
Perspective
The Changing World Of Work
The Inevitability of Change
New Developments in the World of Work
Beyond Space: The Global Economy
Questionable Labor Practices
Multicultural Management
Communication Technology
Beyond Time: Competition and the Urgent Organization
Beyond Loyalty: The New Social Contract
Shifting Power Bases
New Values and Priorities
The Meaning of Work
Who Can Afford to Prioritize?
Defining Organizational Communication
Approaches To Organizational Communication
Communication as Information Transfer
Communication as Transactional Process
Communication as Strategic Control
Communication as a Balance of Creativity and Constraint
Organizations as Dialogues
Dialogue and the Situated Individual
Definitions of Dialogue
Dialogue as Mindful Communication
Dialogue as Equitable Transaction
Dialogue as Empathic Conversation
Dialogue as Real Meeting
Intergrity and Ethics in Organizational Communication
Thinking Together: Mindful and Ethical Dialogue
Four Perspectives on Organizations and Communication
Why Theory?
Theories Are Partial
Theories Are Partisan
Theories Are Problematic
Classical Management Approaches
From Empire to Hierarchy
From Resistance to Domination
The Industrial Revolution
Scientific Management
Fayol���s Classical Managemen
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