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Chapter 21 Comm Theory Notes

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Chapter 21 Comm Theory Notes Comm 2100-001

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Intro to Communications
Margaret Quinlan Carbone
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Hali Liggins on Wednesday March 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Comm 2100-001 at University of North Carolina - Charlotte taught by Margaret Quinlan Carbone in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 33 views. For similar materials see Intro to Communications in Communication at University of North Carolina - Charlotte.


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Date Created: 03/02/16
Teacher:  Margaret Carbone         Class: COMM 2100 Date: 3/01/16        Chapter 21: Critical Theory of communication in organizations by Stanley Deetz  This theory is a naïve notion that communication is merely the transmission of  information perpetuates managerialism, discursive closure, and the corporate colonization of everyday life. Language is the principal medium which social reality is produced and  reproduced. Managers can further a company’s health and democratic values but  coordinating stakeholder’s participation in corporate decisions (critical and  phenomenological traditions) Communication question?  How does communication and power create organizations? Metaphors for studying organizational communication  The machine metaphor highlights standardization, specialization, and predictability  The systems metaphor highlights interconnection and interdependence  The culture metaphor highlights meaning and values  These and other metaphors have guided much organizational communication research What does it mean to have a voice versus a “say”?  Critical communication seeks to unmask unjust and unwise communication practices  within organizations Corporate colonization­ encroachment of modern corporations into every area outside the  workplace  Multination corporations are a dominant force in society  Fallout of corporate control is a sharp decrease in human quality Managerialism­ systematic logic, set of routine practices, and ideology that values control  over all other concerns  Stockholders want profit   Workers want freedom  Management craves control


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