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Communication Skills: Philosophical Discontinuity

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A difficult challenge related to communication and decision-making, as well as to power, authority, influence, motivation, learning, and groups is called PHILOSOPHICAL DISCONTINUITY, which happens when key players in a business have fundamental philosophical differences that can undermine the success of the business.

Please read the following article, which includes several short case stories:

On the Same Page - Business Management - Business Enterprise Partnerships, by Mark H. Fowler (2002, December), California CPA: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0ICC/is_6_71/ai_96057500

Then in 3 pages double spaced, answer the question below.

1. How can effective communication and decision-making help people in a business deal with philosophical discontinuity?
Be sure to talk about the ways in which the readings below (use minimum of 2 of the readings below) relate to the article above and at least one of the cases within it. Please be as specific as you can.

The first two readings focus on communication, first as conversation, then as internal organizational communications:

Blair, G. M. (nd). Conversation as communication. http://www.see.ed.ac.uk/~gerard/Management/art7.html
McNamara, C. (nd). Basics in internal organizational communications.
http://www.managementhelp.org/mrktng/org_cmm.htm

The next two required readings are about decision making and problem solving:

Allen, G. (1998). Decision making and problem solving. Supervision.
http://ollie.dcccd.edu/mgmt1374/book_contents/2planning/prob_solvg/prob_solv.ht
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Chapman, A. (nd). Problem-solving & decision-making. BusinessBalls.com.
http://www.businessballs.com/problemsolving.htm

Thank you.

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Let's look at some potential ways that effective communication and problem solving can deal with the symptoms of philosophical discontinuity, which you can draw on for your final copy.

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How can effective communication and decision-making help people in a business deal with philosophical discontinuity?

A difficult challenge related to communication and decision-making, as well as to power, authority, influence, motivation, learning, and groups has been coined PHILOSOPHICAL DISCONTINUITY, which happens when key players in a business have fundamental philosophical differences that can undermine the success of the business.

Specifically, companies that are struggling philosophically often experience symptoms associated with a phenomenon coined a philosophical discontinuity, such as:

* Projects don't get done, promises aren't kept and issues aren't resolved. When people feel forced into something, they often won't give their best effort or worse. What's worse, there may be times when they find ways to undermine the efforts of others and ensure that projects fail.

* No new products or services are forthcoming. When people are unclear about corporate direction, creativity diminishes.

* Employee turnover is high. Employees sense the underlying struggles at the managerial level and are confused about goals and priorities. The work environment is usually under-productive, stressful and employees are seeking new horizons. ...

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