Organizational Communication for Survival (5e) : 9780205060344

Organizational Communication for Survival (5e)

 
Edition
 
5
ISBN
 
9780205060344
ISBN 10
 
020506034X
Published
 
01/07/2012
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
224
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$171.99
 
 
 
Description

A “handbook” for communicating in the work environment

 

Assuming a unique perspective for an organizational communication text, this book focuses students on how to communicate with managers and peers to survive, thrive and prosper in organizational environments.

 

This “survival guide for employees” centers on understanding how and why managers communicate the way they do and how employees can adapt their own communication skills to be more effective in the organizational environment. Students who master the study guide objectives in this book will be better prepared to function in real organizational situations. This text provides clear and concise guidelines, along with a foundation of theory and scholarship, to help students become more effective communicators in today's workforce.

 

Learning Goals
Upon completingthis book, readers will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively with managers and peers
  • Understand how and why managers communicate the way they do
  • Differentiate between good and poor communication skills
New to this edition
  • Research has been updated throughout the book to reflect changes in the current study of organizational communication since the last edition.
  • New research is included on the barriers to communication in organizations.
  • The discussion in chapter 6 on personality traits includes new information about negative traits of members of an organization.
  • An expanded discussion of Theory X and Theory Y appears in Chapter 9.
  • New material on organizational culture has been added.
  • New information on organizational change has been incorporated into chapter 12.
  • Extensive discussions are included on management styles and leadership approaches.
  • New coverage on the “Peter Principle” provides insight on working in a hierarchal organization.
  • MySearchLab with eText can be packaged with this text.
    • MySearchLab provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
    • eText – Just like the printed text, you can highlight and add notes to the eText or download it to your iPad.
    • Assessment – Chapter quizzes and flashcards offer immediate feedback and report directly to the gradebook.
    • Writing and Research – A wide range of writing, grammar and research tools and access to a variety of academic journals, census data, Associated Press newsfeeds, and discipline-specific readings help you hone your writing and research skills.
Features & benefits
  • Communication and management perspectives are combined to provide a well-rounded view of organizational communication.
  • The book examines how to and how not to communicate with management throughout each chapter, providing students with skills they can use regardless of their career choices.
  • The outcome of effective communication is explored, illustrating its importance in any organizational environment.
  • Good and poor communication skills are described and students are shown how to differentiate between the two.
  • The importance of nonverbal behaviors is covered.
  • The book explores the types of positive perceptions that employees should strive to establish with their supervisors.
  • MySearchLab with eText can be packaged with this text.
    • MySearchLab provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
    • eText – Just like the printed text, you can highlight and add notes to the eText or download it to your iPad.
    • Assessment – Chapter quizzes and flashcards offer immediate feedback and report directly to the gradebook.
    • Writing and Research – A wide range of writing, grammar and research tools and access to a variety of academic journals, census data, Associated Press newsfeeds, and discipline-specific readings help you hone your writing and research skills.