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Organizational Communication : Balancing Creativity and Constraint

Organizational Communication : Balancing Creativity and Constraint - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0312442392

Cover of Organizational Communication : Balancing Creativity and Constraint 5TH 07 (ISBN 978-0312442392)
ISBN13: 978-0312442392
ISBN10: 0312442394
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 07
Publisher: Bedford Books
Published: 2007
International: No

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Organizational Communication : Balancing Creativity and Constraint - 5TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312442392

Eric Eisenberg, Harold Goodall and Angela Trethewey

ISBN13: 978-0312442392
ISBN10: 0312442394
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 07
Publisher: Bedford Books

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

Organizational Communication: Balancing Creativity and Constraint draws on contemporary research to provide a lively discussion of today's organizational issues (including such topics as identity, employee health, gender and cultural difference, and the work/life balance) while helping students to see how these theories and concepts are relevant in everyday life.

Table of Contents

PART I. APPROACHING ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
Chapter 1. Communication and the Changing World of Work

Perspective
The Changing World of Work

Chapter 2. Defining Organizational Communication

Approaches to Organizational Communication
Organizations as Dialogues
Definitions of Dialogue

PART II. THEORIES OF ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
Chapter 3. Three Early Perspectives on Organizations and Communication

Why Theory?
Organizational Communication Theories as Historical Narratives. The Three P's
Classical Management Approaches
The Human Relations Approach
The Human Resources Approach

Chapter 4. The Systems Perspective on Organizations and Communication

The Systems Perspective
What is a System?
The Appeal of Systems Theory for Organizational Communication

Chapter 5. Cultural Studies of Organizations and Communication

The Cultural Approach
Historical and Cultural Background
Three Views of Organizational Culture
Recent Trends in Organizational Culture Research
A Communication Perspective on Organizational Culture

Chapter 6. Critical Approaches to Organizations and Communication

Critical Theory
Power and Ideology
Discourse and Discipline
Recent Trends in Critical Organizational Communication Scholarship. Organizing Healthy Organizations

PART III. CONTEXTS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
Chapter 7. Identity and Difference in Organizational Life

The History of Identity in Organizational Communication
Organizing Difference in Organizations
Beyond Gender. Intersecting Identities in Organizations

Chapter 8. Teams and Networks. Collaboration in the Workplace

Paradoxes of Participation
Democracy in the Workplace
Communicating in Teams
Communicating in Networks
Creativity and Constraint in Teams and Networks

Chapter 9. Communicating Leadership

Laying the Foundation. Useful Insights from Prior Theoretical Frames
Leadership Reconsidered. Effective Leadership Habits
Leading the Organization. Communicating with Employees
The Hidden Side of Leadership. Bullying and Harrasment

Chapter 10. Organizational Alignment. Managing the Total Enterprise

Positioning the Organization
Strategic alignment
Human Resources
Organizational Learning
Effects of Communication Technology

PART IV. APPLICATIONS
Chapter 11. Working with Integrity. Organizational Communication as Disciplined Practice

Conscious Communication and Mindful Communication Practices
Conscious Integrity
New Logics of Organizing
Mindfulness, Integrity, and the Experience of Work
Cultivating Interpersonal Integrity, and Relational Mindfulness
Thinking Together. Mindful Dialogue
Applying What You've Learned

APPENDIX. A FIELD GUIDE TO STUDYING ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION

Finding an Organization to Study
Framing Your Study
Ten Assumptions about Doing Field Research
How to Study Naturalistic Communication in an Organization. A Basic Process Outline with Commentary
Typical Organization of a Paper Based on Field Study Methods