Wk 1 Discussion Questions
Activity 1 In this week’s video Professor Koschmann moves beyond conventional views of organizational communication. Reflect for a moment on the video ideas. What does Professor Koschmann mean by the "flat earth" approach? Why do you believe this approach inadequate? Post your responses to at least 2 of your colleagues' posts. Activity 2 Think about a recent communication you have experienced with a manger or co-worker in your organization. Thoroughly describe the experience using the Components of Communication found on pages 10 and 11 of your text. What meaning was negotiated during your interaction? Respond to at least 2 of your colleagues. Activity 3 This questions in this activity relate to Chapter 2 in your textbook. First, develop and share your thoughts about the definition of language. What is language? What are some of the ways language can be an obstacle to communication? Select one of your obstacles and share your personal example/experience. What emphasis strategies could have been employed to address any of the obstacles you identified? Be sure to develop your ideas fully and then respond to at least 2 your colleagues.