Managing Business and Professional Communication eBook (3e) : 9780205977208

Managing Business and Professional Communication eBook (3e)

 
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3
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9780205977208
ISBN 10
 
0205977200
Published
 
29/01/2015
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Managing Business and Professional Communication provides students with strategies to manage effectively the communication challenges they will encounter. The text tailors communication concepts to the unique demands of the workplace environment. Managing Business and Professional Communication surpasses the coverage of traditional communication texts to address the most recent surveys of expected workplace competencies: exhibiting leadership; managing organizational culture, communication style differences, and conflict; dealing with difficult people; improving cultural diversity and intercultural communication; listening and interpersonal communication; groups and teams; written communication; technology, social media and networking; and interviewing, selling, and negotiating successfully. Managing Business and Professional Communication not only prepares students for relevant, informative, and persuasive public presentations in the workplace, but also prepares them to manage cultural diversity, sales, customer-service, audits, briefings/reports, team-building, and other communication proficiencies vital for success in today’s workplace.

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Table of contents
Preface
UNIT I Foundations of Business and Professional Communication

CHAPTER 1 Introducing Business and Professional Communication 1
Communication Gaps in the Workplace
What General Communication Competencies Are Needed in Organizations?
Communication Competencies Expected in Organizations
Definition and Model of Business and Professional Communication
Assumptions About Communication: A Word on Axioms
Business and Professional Communication in Four Contexts
In Perspective
Discussion Questions
Exercises
References

CHAPTER 2 Managing Leadership Communication in Organizational Cultures
Organizational Culture as a Context for Communication
Features of Organizational Culture
Leadership in Organizational Cultures: Structures and Styles
In Perspective
Discussion Questions
Exercises
References

UNIT II Interpersonal Communication in Business and Professional Communication

CHAPTER 3 Managing Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace
Interpersonal Communication Principles in the Workplace
Social Equity Theory
Managing Interpersonal Communication Skills
Managing Social Networking as Interpersonal Communication
In Perspective
Discussion Questions
Exercises
References

CHAPTER 4 Managing Listening Communication in the Workplace
The Significant of Listening in Organizations
Concepts That Explain Listening Deficits
Avoid Communication Omission
How to Improve Listening Skills
Active Listening
In Perspective
Discussion Questions
Exercises
References

CHAPTER 5 Managing Nonverbal Communication in the Workplace
Defining Nonverbal Communication
Importance of Nonverbal Communication in the Workplace
Functions and Rules of Nonverbal Communication
Elements of Nonverbal Communication
Using Nonverbal Communication in the Workplace
In Perspective
Discussion Questions
Exercises
References

CHAPTER 6 Managing Communication Conflict in the Workplace
Conflict in the Workplace
Communication Skills in Managing Conflict
Communication Skills in Managing Negotiation
In Perspective
Discussion Questions
Exercises
References

CHAPTER 7 Managing Intercultural Communication in the Workplace
Definition and Model of Intercultural Communication
Understanding Cultural Diversity
Importance of Managing Cultural Diversity
Intercultural Communication Strategies for Promoting Unity
In Perspective
Discussion Questions
Exercises
References

Unit III Small Groups and Teams in Business and Professional Communication

CHAPTER 8 Managing Group Communication and Workplace Teams
Defining Small-Group Communication
Group Outcomes
Communication Networks in Small Groups
Leadership in Teams and Small Groups
Conducting Results-Oriented Group Communication
Strategies for Conducting Large Group Meetings
Strategies for Team Building in the Workplace
Definition and Model of Teams

How to Facilitate High Functioning Workplace Teams
What Makes a Successful Team?
Outcomes of Successful Teams
In Perspective
Discussion Questions
Exercises
References

CHAPTER 9 Managing Interviews in the Workplace
Importance of Interviewing
Types of Interviews
Structuring Effective Interviews
Interview Questions
In Perspective
Discussion Questions
Exercises
References

UNIT IV Public Presentations in Business and Professional Communication

CHAPTER 10 Managing Public Presentations in the Workplace
Importance of Making Public Presentations
Building Credibility
Building Confidence
Consulting for Audience Analysis
In Perspective
Discussion Questions
Exercises
References

CHAPTER 11 Managing Presentational Skills in the Workplace
Elements of Language Style
Elements of Delivery
Methods of Delivery
Presentation Technology and Communication
Ethics and Presentations
In Perspective
Discussion Questions
Exercises
References

CHAPTER 12 Managing Informative Presentations in the Workplace
Developing Informative Presentations
Principles for Topic Selection
In Perspective
Discussion Questions
Exercises
References

CHAPTER 13 Managing Persuasive Presentations in the Workplace
Persuasion Changes or Reinforces Attitudes, Values, Beliefs, and Behaviors
Beginning Theories Underlying Persuasion
Developing Persuasive Presentations
In Perspective
Discussion Questions
Exercises
References

CHAPTER 14 Managing Customers and Client Communication and Sales
Definition and Model of Customer Service
Communicating to Enhance Customer Service
Changing the Organizational Culture to Enhance Customer Service
Managing Sales Presentations in the Workplace
Principles of Sales Communication
Strategies for Effective Sales Communication
In Perspective
Discussion Questions
Exercises
References

What Can You Do with a Communication Major ?

Appendix A: Communication Style in the Workplace
Appendix B: Changes in Organizational Cultures
Appendix C: Communication Networks in the Workplace
Appendix D: Written Communication in the Workplace: Reports, Proposals, Resumes, Letters, and Email Etiquette
Appendix E: Speech Evaluation Forms

Glossary
Index
Photo Credits
Access Code info.

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