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Organizational Communication Value

Modaff, D.P. , Butler, J. A., & DeWine, S. (2008). Organizational Communication: Foundations, Challenges, and Misunderstandings, 3d ed.) :

Explain how organizations within the same industry may have different values. For example, why was a company such as Enron riddled with corruption while other energy companies never developed these types of problems? In your post, as needed make reference to your reading assignments as well a any supportive resources you find through independent research,

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1. On Organizational values - what makes it up? What are the factors that influence it?
2. Examples of organizational values - here explain how values differ from company to company and discuss how problematic values can lead to problems.

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On Organizational Values

Organizational values are those established practices and views that influence the ethical and moral actions of an individual. In the case of an organization, its values are established over time and shared by the people that consider themselves to be members of it. The values of an organization are related to its culture and culture dictates the practices, standards and actions an organization takes as a social agency/entity. It begins with the seed founders of an organization - their work ethic, their vision and mission for the organization, their ethical standards (right and wrong) influences the seed values an organization has and over time, this becomes more entrenched as an organization takes on responsibilities as well as varied functions in society. Modaff, et. al. (2008) introduce us to a host of organizational theories including attribution and communication accommodation theory. Consider that the 'seed' group of an organization have themselves a way of doing and looking at things. This is their 'ethical base'. When new hires and members join, they 'adapt' into this way of doing things - to fit in. Foucault calls this 'technologies of the self' (1975)as such, the relative ethical and moral values of the 'seed organization' begins to manifest ...

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