The ongoing process of creating, maintaining & changing purposive social collectivities.
Communication CONSTITUTES organizations
Organizations involve a continual process of organizing
What are different ways we interact with organizations?
Describe the purposes, goals & effects of communication:
Types of Functions: Production- used to accomplish tasks Maintenance- used to stabilize the system/status quo Innovation- facilitates change
If a company has a Direction-based structure, what is it?
What are three different structures of organizations?
Downward communication (with subordinates)
Upward communication (with superiors)
Horizontal communication (with peers)
What is Assimilation?
The communicative processes that influence individuals to join, identify with, become integrated into, and exit an organization. -Occurs over time -Common experience
What does an Employment interview Provide?
it provides information on norms, rules, and expectations.
What is Encounter Stage?
learning the norms of the organization.
What are Two Types of Information Seeking Strategies?
What is an Active Strategy?
Overt questioning, indirect questioning, third party, testing limits.
What are Passive Strategies?
Observing and Surveillance
What is the final stage of assimilation process?
What does this stage consist of?
-Employees begin to see themselves as members of the organization.
-Organizational identification -Stage of Assimilation where employee?s values overlap with organizational values -Includes the importance of the organization on the person?s self-concept. -Includes value, contribution, impact, performance
What is Supervisor-Subordinate Communication?
-Occurs when one person has the formal authority to regulate the organizational behavior of another.
-Plays a large role on Organizational Identification
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