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The Ramifications of Company Internal Surveillance Policies

Please assist with the following topic. Please answer each question in 5 well developed paragraphs (based on reference reading book Modaff, D.P. , Butler, J. A., & DeWine, S. (2008). Organizational Communication: Foundations, Challenges, and Misunderstandings, 3d ed.) :

Consider the following scenario: Your manager recently sent a memo outlining a new company surveillance policy. As a result of this policy, each computer on your company network will be monitored with a special type of software that will alert your manager when you are using your computer for leisure rather than work purposes. For example, your manager has told you that visiting social networking sites will now be forbidden, and that she will be alerted by the software whenever anyone uses this type of site. You are aware that you and your peers commonly use these types of social networking sites at work, and thus you are displeased by this memo. What do you think will be the result of this new surveillance policy upon your relationships within the organization? In which ways will this policy impact your and your coworkers' self-management? What are the ethical issues involved in this situation?

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The new surveillance policy may have a detrimental effect upon the relationships that I have within the organization, due to the fact that social networking sites provide a means by which coworkers and myself can communicate with one another, in a much more expeditious fashion than using e-mails. But in general, this new surveillance policy would not have any major effect upon my relationships within the organization, due to the fact that there are other means by ...