Mediated communication and social media (e.g., email, blogs, Facebook, Skype, and Twitter) have played a major role in changing the way that organizations engage in communication with their customers and with employees internally. Communicating through electronic media is referred to as mediated communication. There are pros and cons to using mediated communication in the work environment. How do you believe mediated communication has improved organizational communication? How has it hurt organizational communication? Provide examples to illustrate your point.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 7:55 am ad1c9bdddf
Mediated communication has changed the work environment. This method of communication has enabled co-workers to quickly dispatch memos, include a wide variety of receivers in the conversation, send attachments, and interact at a faster pace than ever before. Associates can meet each other virtually through Facetime or Skype, without ever leaving the office. This increases communication, and can reduce travel time and costs. Twitter and Facebook help establish a corporate ...
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Organizational Communication: Conflict Styles and Tactics
Look at specific conflicts and examine the conflict styles and tactics involved. How do groups and individuals react in conflicts? Do they engage in conflicts productively? Analyze how conflict is handled and resolved in Lowe's Home improvement stores. Record any examples that support your observations. Analyze the communication practices observed.
Consider the following in your analysis:
- Identified the conflict styles and tactics involved in specific conflicts.
- Analyzed how groups and individuals react during conflict.
- Analyzed whether people engage in productive conflicts in the school or organization.
- Analyzed how conflict is handled and resolved in the school or organization.