Organizational Communication for Survival: Making Work, Work (3rd Edition)

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Assuming a unique perspective for an organizational communication text, this “handbook” focuses students on how to communicate with managers and peers to survive, thrive and prosper in organizational environments. Taking a “subordinate” approach, this “survival guide for employees” centers on understanding how and why managers communicate the ways they do and how employees can adapt their own communication skills to be more effective in the organizational environment. In fifteen simple chapters, this text provides clear and concise guidelines, along with a foundation of theory and scholarship, to help students learn to become more effective communicators in today's workforce.

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

Taking a “subordinate” approach, this “survival guide for employees” centers on understanding how and why managers communicate the ways 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. In fifteen simple chapters, this text provides clear and concise guidelines, along with a foundation of theory and scholarship, to help students learn to become more effective communicators in today's workforce.

What's New to This Edition

  • Includes only the most critical aspects of communication, making the book more manageable for students by avoiding irrelevant aspects of organizations or management procedures.
  • Features a new chapter on communication traits (Chapter 7), helping students gain a better understanding of their role in organizations and why individuals communicate the way they do.
  • An expanded explanation of organizational orientations includes the latest research on this key area.
  • Important new references to social scientific research on communication in organizations have been added in text and bibliographical materials.
  • Text is now accompanied by an extensive instructor's manual.

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