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Organizational Communication- Week 1 Notes

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Organizational Communication- Week 1 Notes COMM 6120-01

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These notes will cover the first chapter in the textbook Organizational Communicaiton during the first week of the semester.
Organizational Communication
Dr. Arthur Challis
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Date Created: 08/28/16
Organizational Communication Week 1 Notes Chapter 1- The Challenge of Organizational Communication Key concepts for this textbook:  Today’s world is complex and this textbook will introduce those complications and issues that we are confronted with  Evolution- This book will cover how organizational communication has evolved over the years and what is to come in the future 4 important aspects that dominate the world today: 1. Globalization 2. Terrorism 3. Climate change 4. Changing demographics Globalization:  Many political changes, endings of wars, and numerous new institutions have allowed us to evolve into a Global economy  A global economy allows for there to be jobs all over developing nations instead of only allowing them to be in a few Western Nations  Some see globalization as a positive development that offers exciting new opportunities  Many argue that globalization can lead to problems including the following: Domestic job loss, third world nation exploitation of workers, environmental issues. Terrorism  Terrorism has obviously been around for quite some time and us in the United States as well as Paris, Madrid, Bali, India, and others have been victims of it  September 11, 2001 changed the world and terrorism will be a factor in our lives for many years to come  Terrorism has become heightened because of the technological tools that are available for terrorists and because of the mass transportation and number of residents in rural areas.  Potential problems for organizational communication- complex political negotiations, homeland security,  Questions on how to develop: communication systems to enhance border security, first response organizations, and potential terrorist activity tracking Climate Change  Many agree that global warming which has caused recent changes in our climate, can be credited to organizations and the activities of individuals  Changes in the environment, plant life and animal life can be seen due to global warming and these changes will continue to grow and certain areas will continue to warm  Within organizational communication, things like factory production, certain forms of transportation and overall, industrial revolution have attributed to climate change  There have been debates within the US and other countries about balancing the economic opportunity and environmental health  Organizational communication can help open the discussion of companies and business becoming environmentally friendly Changing Demographics  Demographics are important in how we communicate with each other, who we are, how we become organized, and how we address critical social issues in our world  Changing demographics pose some challenges including: multicultural workplaces, treating individuals from different backgrounds with respect and creating opportunities, and workers who telecommute and have longer commutes Final thoughts  The world is becoming complex and the four areas that were just discussed need multiple approaches to understanding  It is important to complicate your thinking about communication and organization in ways that scholars would look at them and many others


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