Explain the organizational and societal functions of PR: What of the following is organizational and which one is functional?
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Theoretically, there are two ways to describe an organization; one is in terms of its organization functions (i.e., organizational) and the other is a societal theoretical approach to Organizations (i.e., societal functions). As with every theory, there is always a gray area where both seem to fit into both categories, as some authors slot them in different positions or have them listed in both categories.
Organization Approach: Public Relations
Public relations specialists handle organizational functions such as media, community, consumer, ...
This solution explains the organizational and societal functions of Public Relations (PR) and categorizes the following list in terms of having either organizational or societal functions: communications management, media relations, social responsibility, community relations, employee relations, and publicity.