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    Organizational Behavior Communication Described

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    Question 1
    1) Describe the extent to which communication omission, distortion, and overload take place in your organization. Why does this happen?

    Question 2
    2) "It is said that the conceptual process of communication becomes a key element in our understanding of communications in organizations," from Ropes.

    "Here are four conclusions from research regarding the perceiver":
    1. Knowing oneself makes it easier to see others accurately.
    2. One's own characteristics affect the characteristics that one is like to see in others.
    3. The person who is self-accepting is more likely to be able to see favorable aspects of other people.
    4. Accuracy in perceiving others is not a single skill.
    What does each one of these statements mean to you as it relates to your ability to communicate effectively?

    Exercise - Communication
    Write a report on:
    "Horizontal or Vertical Communication"
    Use at least two resources to do research on the subject of horizontal or vertical communication. Pick the subject that interests you most. Determine a single application of the subject. Write a thesis statement (an argument) that you will research.

    For example, your thesis statement might be, "Managers communicate downward to subordinates more frequently than they communicate upward to superiors." The results of your research will either support or reject your thesis. Produce a title based on your research results. If you found two reliable Internet articles that stated that managers tend to communicate upward more often than they communicate downward in a particular organization, your thesis would be rejected and your title could read, "Managers at XYZ Company communicate upward with greater frequency than downward."

    Be sure to cite all references in APA style. If you need help with APA style please check the link in GLIFE on APA style or go to the Online Writing Lab at Perdue http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/ for examples.

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    Using 200 - 250+ words for each question, please answer the following questions.
    Question 1
    1) Describe the extent to which communication omission, distortion, and overload take place in your organization. Why does this happen?

    Within this organization, a mid-sized community hospital, communication omission and distortion have not been identified as problems. The primary communication problem is overload and it is largely driven by the types and levels of technology we are surrounded by on a daily basis. This is becoming more of an issue for many businesses due to the fact that communications now arrive simultaneously in so many different formats and devices such as email, pagers, cell phones, teleconferencing, instant messaging, voice mail, sticky notes, video conferencing and of course, face to face communications. While all these methods and devices are designed to create an increase in productivity and assist us in efficiently managing our workloads (and lives), there must be a point of diminished returns defined.

    Communication overload is effectively self defining... it is simply an overload in communications. This definition, however, does not fully evaluate the depth of the issue. Communication overload is frequently the result of communications that may be too complex and/or extensive. The sheer volume of communication/information and number of communication sources that are employed by any individual can also be the primary cause of communication overload. It is very much the same as when an individual is subjected to an environment of "hyper-elevated" sensitivity, or extreme overstimulation of the senses. The variable in this case being is that it is inseparably connected to the types of communication and the frequency/volume of communication from all sources.

    Communication Overload, Michelle Collins (2002), retrieved from http://www.canadaone.com/ezine/aug02/communication_overload.html on May 20, 2010

    Communication Overload, Sapan Shah, retrieved from http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/1-3-2005-63691.asp on May 20, 2010

    Question 2
    2) "It is said that the conceptual process of communication becomes a key element in our understanding of communications in organizations," from Ropes.
    "Here are four conclusions from research regarding the perceiver":
    1. Knowing oneself makes it easier to see others accurately.
    2. One's own characteristics affect the characteristics that one is like to see in others.
    3. The person who is self-accepting is more likely to be able to see favorable aspects of other people.
    4. Accuracy in perceiving others is not a single skill.
    What does each one of these statements mean to you as it relates to your ability to communicate effectively?

    1. Self awareness, knowing what makes us tick, is the ...

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