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Communication Process Paper The importance in being able to effectively communicate with others is essential in the world that we live in. Although everyone participates in some process of communication, not everyone knows how to communicate well. Communication is a process involving the encoding and decoding of messages being sent and received by a source and receiver, respectively. Messages are sent through various channels, such as face-to-face interaction, electronic mail, or telephone. Depending upon the channel used to communicate a message, it may allow for the communication to be transactional or unilateral. All of this occurs within a certain context, and it may also include noise factors, such as cultural differences or physical distractions, that may disrupt the effectiveness of the message being communicated. The more knowledgeable one is of the multiple factors involved in the communication process, the better the chances of effective and efficient communication. In Organizational Behavior, John Schermerhorn et al believes that "it is useful to think of communication as a process of sending and receiving messages with attached meanings" (190). At (My job), where I work, vast amounts of messages are sent and received daily, and depending on its availability, certain channels will be utilized. Due to the high volume of different messages, there is always the chance that some messages will be successful while others are not. An example of an unsuccessful message, where the source of the message was unable to effectively communicate the tasks that were to be completed, involved a voicemail that (My boss), my boss, had left for her assistants. In this certain situation, (My boss) had called and left a message listing about 30 tasks that needed to be completed and she did so by leaving a message on the voicemail. We, my co-workers and I, were required to transcribe her encoded...
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added: 12/08/2011
Abstract Communication is the process in which data is sent from a source to an intended audience with a meaning perceived by the receiver. Communication is vital if a company wants to survive. Without communication there will be no work getting accomplished and chaos will reign in the workplace. Communication at work, at home and in the community is essential for leading a full and satisfying life. People with good communication skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening have the basic foundation for being effective communicators. With good communication skills, workers can learn more about each other and build solid long lasting relationships. Good communication can also bring people from different cultures and races together rather than being divided. The differences in employee's language, culture and race affect all working relationships. Communication is the key; to create a better relationship the overall communication needs to be better. For many workplaces, the first step in communication is that managers should be trained and encouraged to communicate with respect to their employees, treat their employees fairly and to show more understanding with employees with different cultures that are in the workplace. Communication is the process of sharing information and the process of generating and transmitting meanings. There are several pieces that make up the communication process, the source: (encoder) sends the message; the message itself: (product) what is being sent; it may use all senses, the channel: how the message is being sent either auditory, visual, hands on and the receiver: (decoder) who translates the message and makes a decision and the feedback: when the message is received and understood. Sometime during the communication process there is what is called noise and one should try and reduce the amount of noise, which may distort the message and the desired result will not be achieved. There are...
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Everyone in an organization must recognize the importance of communication and the role it plays among the workers. As we have discussed in the last paper, communication process is the sending and receiving of messages and the source sending (encodes) the intended meaning message through a channel which the receiver (decodes) the message perceived meaning and then possibly the receiver communicating through feedback to the sender returning another message. By having the feedback process we can help the communication process improve. It is very important to have an effective and efficient communication. Effective meaning that the intended message equals the perceived message and efficient by keeping the cost down for the user. There are some communication barriers, that can cause noise which is disturbances of communication and must be understood. By learning about the different types of communication barriers an organization can make their communication process operate better. There are all kinds of information that is exchanged in every company. This process is the organization communication. There are channels of communication that flows in every organization. Sometimes type and size of an organization can have an affect on what type of communication channel is mostly used. The channels that will be discussed in this paper are the Informal and Formal channels of communication. Formal channels follow the chain of command established by an organization's hierarchy of authority. Formal channels are recognized as authoritative. It is typical of communication of policies, procedures, and other official announcements to adhere to them. On the other hand much "networking" takes place through the use of informal channels that do not adhere to the organizations hierarchy of authority they coexist with the formal channels but frequently diverse from them by skipping levels in hierarchy or cutting across vertical chain of command. (Schermerhorn, Hunt, Osborn, 1998). As important...
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added: 12/07/2011
Our learning team has been together for over seven classes and has been able to adapt each of our strengths to the completion of all learning team assignments. Since we have been together for so long, the roles and responsibilities have been informally assumed rather than formally assigned. For example, Mr. Velez and Ms. Riley have an outstanding working knowledge of PowerPoint and our team has harnessed that strength to prepare all of our presentations. Even though Mr. Velez and Ms. Riley receive the input from each of the team members, they take it upon themselves to create the layout and insert each of our parts into the presentation. Mrs. Wist and Ms. Fehr provide most of the team research for papers and presentations because of their aptitude with Internet and database searches. Mr. Pappas provides the group with direction for most of the presentations because of his oral presentation skills. Our decision-making strategy varies depending on the task that needs to be accomplished. For example, when determining a place to meet for Learning Team we use the consensus method, "which is a group decision that has the expressed support of most members." (Websters Dictionary). The reason is we are able to quickly arrive at a decision with minimal effort and disagreement. However, when we have a difficult or complex decision to make, such as how to proceed with a particular paper topic we usually employ a combination of brainstorming and value-based thinking. The reason we combine these two types is because we spend the first part of the process, brainstorming "which is generating ideas through freewheeling and without criticism" (Organizational Behavior Book), gathering the ideas from all team members. After all ideas have been collected we use value-based thinking to weigh each of the generated ideas and create a framework to...
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added: 02/18/2012
Employment discrimination is a violation that is more common in the workplace than many other types of issues. Because of the seriousness of this type of violation there have been many steps taken to insure that the individuals who are the recipients of this kind of action can seek legal restitution. First, it is important that the guidelines are clear and that employees understand what types of protection the law provides against discrimination. Second, it is important for employees to know how they go about filing charges if there has been a discrimination law violation. There are several laws that govern the guidelines against discrimination in the workplace. The following are some of these: 1. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. 2. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), protects men and women who do basically the same type of job and work in the same company from sex-based wage discrimination. 3. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), protects employees who are 40 years of age or older. 4. Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector as well as in state and local government offices. 5. Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination of qualified individuals with disabilities in the federal government. 6. The Civil Rights Act of 1991 provides monetary damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination as well as other discrimination issues (http://www.eeoc.gov). If an individual believes that he or she has been discriminated against on the basis Race, color, religion, sex, or national origin when applying for a job or in an existing job, they are encouraged to...
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"All nations should help support the development of a global university designed to engage students in the process of solving the world's most persistent social problems. "In a modern society, there are many complex questions, this passage's suggestion is a good advice, but it is not practical. First, depending the student to solve the world's most persistence social problems is impractical. The student's purpose in a university is to learn some basic knowledge and have some preparation for their future work, and the university's duty is to teach them such knowledge and the basic living ability. we can not say the student do not want to have such research, but they are just lack of such ability. Nevertheless maybe there are some very excellent students or the graduate students can do such research, but it is incommensurate with the spend for building a large global university. Second, the idea that just one large global university can solve all persistent social problem is ridiculous. It is not a easy work to build a university, they need a large square of field, build many teaching buildings and the student's dormitories. And they also need recruit many famous teachers and attract students to study in their school. All these will cost a lot of money, any beneficial research will happen in several years later. It is better to spend this money to establish many social problem research centers in many existed different universities, We can invite many famous scholars from different countries as long as give the best research condition. The result will be better than establish another university, we can save a lot of money too. Third, the government's role is important in solving any persistence social problem. In many countries, we need the government's corporation to treat the social problem. such...
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added: 03/16/2011
Inthe present age the various societies of world despite the manifold advancement in science and technology are being persistently plagued by the serious social problems. The idea of setting up a global university can be a very helpful in solving the serious social problems like Illiteracy ,Poverty and aparthied,sexual abuse,drug addiction.Cooperation amongst various countries is defenitely required to solve these problems.Recent mutual agreement amongst the countries of the world against the terrorism has defenitely improved the condition and reduced the incidence of terrorist attacks.Such mutual cooperation can also be brought about in solving the issues like child labour. But the major drawback in such a setup can be the it can be a good stage for solving the problem common to the countries but certain problems are there which other societies are not even aware of like dowry system in southwestern asia to which most of the western countries are ignorant .Then why would they like to bear the expenditure for solving these problems which are exclusive to particular nations.So estabilishing such a university calls for rasing above the personal greeds of nations and looking at the problems as challenges against humanity. The nature of problems for each nation depends on the cultural history of the society and thus needs to be dealt in the similar context.This university can be an ideal place for cross cultural communication and thus creating awareness and respect for other cultures and hence looking at the positive aspects of other cultures and utilizing their methodology for tackling the problems.With the fast modernisation of the societies and the western culture rapidly replacing the traditional cultural values of developing countries like India.The socialists can be aware of the reprecurssions of the exceesive modernisation in advance and can get ready to deal with the future situation and avaoiding to be taken...
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added: 11/19/2011
All nations should help support the development of a global university designed to engage students in the process of solving the world's most persistent social problems The term 'global' signifies something substantial for the entire world. The need of a global body is uttermost important to solve social problems. The social problems need not be global for their general world significance, but for the threat they pose. The point of view of the speaker can be agreed with since the persistent social problems have to be solved. We have many social problems such as poverty, population growth, racial discrimination, child labour, prostitution, AIDS, illiteracy etc. These problems have to be controlled. One way of solving these problems as the speaker says is by the development of a global university which can mould the student's mind to help for a general cause. For the global university to prosper, not only the developed nations but also the underdeveloped and developing nations should participate. Proper selection of the students is the most important criteria, since these students symbolize their respective nations. There should be no prejudices among the mind of students. Students should come to this global university with an open heart and desire to learn. Unless the desire is not present, this cannot help the cause. The students from developing nations shouldn't dominate or bully their counterparts from developing nations. There shouldn't be a sense of superiority among the students. There should a proper dialogue among the students so that they come to know the various existing problems. These dialogues may help the students unite towards solving persistent social problems. Population control is one of the most important social problems. Population growth undoubtedly has a definite on social relations and society's historical development. Unfortunately, this issue has been examined insufficiently. When scrutinizing population growth today or...
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(NAME's) Recommendation TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: (NAME) is an exceptional young lady. Since the beginning of her tenure here at (college)I have noticed many characteristically pungent qualities within (NAME). I was quite impressed by her diligence and willingness to learn to adapt to new situations. I understand that she is applying to the (organization) at (college). I would strongly like to recommend her to be accepted. As (office) of the (organization) (college) chapter, I am allotted the opportunity to encounter many students who truly possess the drive and strong points that will make them successful. (NAME) strong points include her communication skills, leadership skills, and her vision. (NAME) written communication skills are in the top 10% of her peer group. Her spoken communication skills are in the top 1% of her peer group. I find her able to convince the listener of her point of view. When addressing a gathering of peers at a recent (organization) meeting, she was able to simplify her expression to ensure that she is unequivocal. Leadership should not be measured by how many offices you hold, yet by the character you exhibit when pushed to the limit and others are depending on you. Although she has not held many positions on campus, her leadership abilities are unambiguously noticeable in the way she carries herself. Of all the parts of this recommendation letter, I think this one is the most outstanding when it comes to (NAME). She is clearly a woman with a vision. There have been occasions when she has made startling observations and predictions about many of the occurrences that may take place in her life. Only time will tell whether she is correct in her life determining assumptions, but the ability to do so is astounding. Moreover, her ability to correlate huge quantities...
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I recently received an email stating something to the effect of "setting personal goals is the first step to becoming a self-disciplined person". This was not news to me. Having heard various motivational speakers over the years, I'm familiar with the suggestion that people need goals to achieve what they want out of life. After thinking about this for some time, I've concluded that I have three main personal goals. By improving my time management, writing, and communication skills, I can boost my performance at work and school. In addition, I expect these skills will improve my relationships with family and friends. The most critical goal will be improving my time management skills. Now that I've added school to an already busy schedule, I'm feeling somewhat overwhelmed. Hence I've taken some steps to free up time in my schedule. I've begun by eliminating unproductive activities such as watching the news. I get very consumed watching the news channels, especially with the war going on. Yet I don't feel any more informed after watching three hours of "breaking news" than I do spending five minutes glancing over a newspaper. Other "time-wasters", however, aren't as obvious as that. For instance, procrastination has been a subtle liability of mine for some time now, and it's been a tough habit to break. Some of the course readings have helped me pinpoint why I procrastinate, Sometimes I put things off because I think I have plenty of time and I'll eventually get around to doing them. At other times I delay working on something because I'm overwhelmed and simply avoid it until I'm up against the deadline. Knowing why I procrastinate is helping me learn ways not to do so. Also, I'm discovering I have a tendency to work on things during times of day when I'm least...
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added: 10/26/2011
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