Organizational Communication for Survival Making Work, Work

ISBN-10: 0205535054

ISBN-13: 9780205535057

Edition: 4th 2009

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Assuming a unique perspective for an organizational communication text, this ldquo;handbookrdquo; focuses students on how to communicate with managers and peers to survive, thrive and prosper in organizational environments.The nature of organizations; nonverbal communication; administration, supervision, and communication; barriers to effective communication, communication traits, perceptions of people in organizations, approaches to management, management styles and decision-making, power and status, organizational culture, supervisory and subordinate relationships; and disagreement, conflict and Groupthink.Organizational communication.
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Book details

List price: $91.60
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
The Nature of Organizations
Types of Organizations
Common Characteristics of All Organizations
Organizational Environments
Preliminary Principles for Peons
Viewing Organizations
References and Recommended Readings
Study Guide
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
References and Recommended Readings
Study Guide
Nonverbal Behavior and Communication
Significance of Nonverbal Communication in Organizations
Functions of Nonverbal Messages
Categories of Nonverbal Messages
Immediacy and Organizational Communication
References and Recommended Readings
Study Guide
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?
References and Recommended Readings
Study Guide
Barriers to Effective Communication
Climate Control
Status
Communication Overload
Defensiveness
References and Recommended Readings
Study Guide
Personality, Temperament, and Communication Traits
Personality and Temperament
Temperament/Personality and Communication
Communication Traits
Sociocommunicative Orientations and Styles
References and Recommended Readings
Study Guide
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
References and Recommended Readings
Study Guide
Perceptions of People in Organizations
Source Credibility
Interpersonal Attractiveness
Homophily
References and Recommended Readings
Study Guide
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
References and Recommended Readings
Study Guide
Power and Status
Nature of Status
Status Symbols
Communication and Status
Power
From the Peon's Perspective
References and Recommended Readings
Study Guide
Organizational Culture
Defining Culture
Culture and Communication
Cultural Terminology
Organizations and Cultures
Ethnocentrism
References and Recommended Readings
Study Guide
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
References and Recommended Readings
Study Guide
Disagreement, Conflict, and Groupthink
Disagreement and Conflict
Tolerance for Disagreement
Conflict Prevention
Conflict Management
Groupthink: Too Much Agreement for the Good of the Organization
References and Recommended Readings
Study Guide
Effective Supervisory and Subordinate Relationships
Why Some Do Not Survive: Ten Common Communication Mistakes
How to Survive: Common Communication Strategies for Survival
References and Recommended Readings
Study Guide
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
References and Recommended Readings
Study Guide
Index
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