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COMM 2713 NOV 02 Notes

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COMM 2713 NOV 02 Notes COMM 2713 - 001

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Notes that go over Groups, Power, and Control.
Communication Theory
Jill A Edy
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Date Created: 11/05/15
COMM 2713 NOV 02 2015 Prof Edy MON General Information Meet the professor Dr Kramer department chair and organizational communication teacher Topic Groups Power amp Control 0 Definitions Altering Behavior Getting someone to do what they otherwise wouldn t do 0 Can require a lot of resources and time Controlling the agenda You control what decisions are made 0 EX The Speaker of the House controls what issues come to be voted on 0 This isn t necessarily recognized as power Managing Perceptions Convincing people that they don t have a problem 0 Really important aspect of power Power is a Neutral Concept 0 Because it can be abused 0 Facilitates organization amp cooperation 0 Ex The Military there s clear command and control Power and Force are two different things Types of Power 0 Power requires an element of choice 0 Referent Power People would like to be like you 0 EX Sports heroes and likable bosses o Reward Power You can give people things that they want 0 Coercive Power I The opposite of Reward Power I The power to punish people 0 Information Power I You know stuff that others don t know 0 Legitimate Power I A person has power because you think they have power I You accept that they re in charge I This is the cheapest form of power because it s basically free to 1186 0 Control 0 Power is a resource control is using that resource to alter behaVior 0 Types of control I Simple Control I Technological Control 0 Technology shaping your life or the way that you live 0 Similar to agenda control I Bureaucratic Control I A long list of rules that we obey because they are the rules silly I Concertive Control 0 People who are equal in status enforcing the rules on each other


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