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MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS
 
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COMM 400 Week 1 Communications Journal Entry 1 – Organizational Communication Information Flow
Write a 700- to 1,050-word journal entry in the narrative style. Refer to this week’s readings to inform your responses.
Describe the flow of information in your company. In your journal, discuss the following:

  • The intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural levels of communication within your company

  • How information travels up, down, and across your organization and how it relates to the basic communications model

  • The functions of the Y hierarchy of managerial communications. Does it apply to your organization’s communication hierarchy?

  • A comparison of at least three managerial communication approaches you have observed in your organization

  • At least three potential barriers to effective communications that exist in your company


Format your journal entry consistent with APA guidelines.
 
 
COMM 400 Week 2 Communications Journal Entry 2 – Nonverbal Communications in the Workplace
Write a 700- to 1,050-word journal entry in narrative style describing the role of nonverbal communications in your workplace. Refer to this week’s readings to inform your responses.
Describe three situations involving nonverbal communication that you observed or experienced between a manager and subordinate. Detail the following for each situation:

  • The setting, such as a conversation, presentation, or meeting. Describe the relationship between the participants, such as the boss and subordinate, peers, speaker, and audience.

  • The nonverbal communications you observed and whether they were congruent with the verbal conversation. Where incongruence occurred, how might the participants have provided effective feedback to prevent the situation from recurring?

  • The function or functions of the non-verbal communication such as complementing, accenting, contradicting, repeating, regulating, or substituting. How did your non-verbal communication examples fulfill these functions?

  • How unconventional language or word choice might have hindered the situations observed. Consider “shoptalk” and denotative versus connotative meanings.

  • At least one listening technique the manager used. Was this an appropriate technique for this situation? Why or why not? What other effective listening techniques would you recommend for the manager in this situation?


Format your journal entry consistent with APA guidelines.
 
 
COMM 400 Week 2 Learning Team Charter
HI Team! 
I would like to give you some requirements on how to complete a winning team charter. I will use these criteria to grade your charters, so please read carefully and reply to this thread with questions or comments about learning team requirements.
Please note (I am using red to emphasize the seriousness of this issue):   I consider participation in learning teams a very serious matter. There is nothing that bothers me more than a learning team member that does not pull his or her weight. I understand that life throws us curve balls when we least expect them, so sometimes deadlines cannot be met. It is up to the team to decide how to handle this, and how you will handle it should be put in the charter, in detail.  The team project in this class is a big one and should not be left up to one or two people and have the whole team earn the credit. I will work with you to make sure this does not happen, but I need everyone's input to make sure this does not happen. 
Please be mindful that the team charter is a contract between the 4-5 members of the Learning Team. Basic contract law requires all parties to the contract agree on its contents to make it valid.  The same is true for the Learning Team Charter. Most often teams write their content as individuals and simply "cut and paste" the contents together. That is not what I consider a contract.  When I read the charter, I my perception should be that everyone has read and agrees on the terms.
Please add anything that you all feel is relevant.  After the final draft is completed, please have everyone on the team "sign off" on the final contract. All font styles and fonts should be the same and please check spelling and grammar. Here are some tips for you based on the new Learning Team Charter (posted in the materials tab under "Learning Team Toolkit"):
Team Ground Rules and Guidelines
What are the general expectations for all members of the team?
List the expectations you all have of each other regarding teamwork. There should be no "I" sentences.
Expectations for Time Management and Involvement
(Participation, communication with the team, accessibility, etc.)
Agree upon time frames, checking into the team forum, what you will do if someone cannot complete their task in the timeframe listed. How will a leader be chosen? 
Ensuring Fair and Even Contribution and Collaboration
 What strategy will you use to ensure that all team members are contributing and collaborating appropriately? Describe the communication strategy you will use if a team member is not contributing and collaborating effectively. How will the team manage conflicts between team members?
This is a little different from the section above. How will a non-producing member be handled? How will disagreements be handled? You should have a summary of a process on which all of you agree.
 Special Considerations
What do you, as a team, agree will make this team experience different from past team experiences?
Again, make this a collaborative statement. Thank you for completing the Charter as a team.
 
 
COMM 400 Week 3 Pulling the Weight at Work – Group Training Presentation
Watch the video clip “Pulling the Weight at Work.”

  • Go to www.mhhe.com/pearson4e.

  • Click on Student Edition, located under Online Learning Center.

  • Click on Video Series on the left-hand side.


Write, individually, a 1-page reaction to the small-group dynamics demonstrated in the video. From a communication perspective, what went wrong? How could the members have handled the situation differently? Post your reaction in your Learning Team forum. Review and comment on the reactions of each team member. Identify common observations.
Analyze, as a team, the small-group dynamics demonstrated in the video by considering the following:

  • The scope and functions of the small group within the organization, such as idea generation, event planning, process or creation, evaluation, and quality control

  • The effectiveness of each member’s communication styles. What are the opportunities for improvement?

  • The type of leadership within the small group, such as fixed, rotational, or ad hoc

  • How the group leader and members communicate during group meetings

  • Communication obstacles, such as groupthink tendencies, credibility issues, and insufficient listening


Refer to this week’s readings to inform your analysis.
Create a group training presentation based on the communication deficiencies displayed in the video. Your training plan may be in the format of your choice.

  • You may choose a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes, or an equivalent multimedia program or technology application, such as video, audio, or web conferencing software.


Include the following in your group training presentation:

  • The communication skills the group must implement to become more effective

  • The roles each member must adopt to become more effective

  • The leadership skills the manager must demonstrate to become more effective

  • Appropriate managerial actions to mitigate communication obstacles

  • Conflict management strategies to encourage positive outcomes


Include a reference slide.
Format your training presentation consistent with APA guidelines.
Present your Group Training Presentation.

  • For Local Campus students, these are 10- to 15-minute oral presentations accompanied by a multimedia presentation.

  • For Online and Directed Study students, these are multimedia presentations with notes.


 
 
COMM 400 Week 4 Communications Journal Entry 3 – Medium Versus Message
Research the latest trends of electronic media in the workplace.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word journal entry in narrative style. Refer to this week’s readings to inform your analysis.
Select and summarize three specific software products or computer-mediated communication trends. Compare their advantages and disadvantages.
Analyze areas for opportunity in your workplace concerning the implementation of specific web conferencing software by answering the following questions:

  • How would implementing new forms of computer-mediated technology affect your organization’s communication?

  • As a manager, how might you make computer-mediated communication most effective? Consider any necessary training and costs, the challenge of keeping your staff on task during virtual meetings or webinars, the use of proper etiquette, the effect of computer-mediated communication on team dynamics, and so on.

  • What is the importance of managers selecting the appropriate channel for message distribution in the Information Age?


Format your journal entry consistent with APA guidelines.
 
 
 
COMM 400 Week 4 Communication Channel and Context Matrices
Research current articles about how to effectively use communication technology to complete this assignment. Refer to this week’s readings to inform your responses.
Complete Parts I and II of the University of Phoenix Material: Communication Channel and Context Matrices.
Format references consistent with APA guidelines.
 
 
COMM 400 Week 4 TEAM DISCUSSION ON NEW ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY FOR COMMUNICATION
Hi Team:
 
This is a team discussion. Please answer the question and reply to at least one of your teammates to earn credit:
 
What type of interference with message transmission, receipt, and understanding might occur when using the following types of communication technologies: cellular phones, Internet calls such as Skype, web conferencing such as Adobe® Acrobat® Connect™, and social media such as Facebook?
 
 
COMM 400 Week 5 Communications Journal Entry 4 – Communications Climate and Culture
Write a 700- to 1,050-word journal entry in narrative style about the communications climate and culture in your organization from a managerial perspective. Refer to your textbooks to inform your responses.
Answer the following questions in the context of your professional setting.

  • Analyze the need for diversity awareness in communications. Describe the level of diversity awareness in your organization’s climate.

  • Describe the demographic makeup of your organization. How does the diversity or lack of diversity affect organizational communication? Consider possible issues concerning prejudgment and stereotyping of disabilities, gender, sexual preference, race, age, political or religious views, and ethnicity.

  • Explore the manager’s role in creating a climate of ethical communication. What managerial strategies would best create an interculturally sensitive work environment? What is the importance of managerial awareness of ethical dimensions in the workplace?


Format your journal entry consistent with APA guidelines.
 
 
COMM 400 Week 5 EEOC Seminar
The purpose of this seminar is to outline the managerial skills necessary for communicating in a multicultural organization.
Visit the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) website. Find a real case involving job discrimination.
Design a seminar to train the new managers who are replacing those who demonstrated discrimination. This seminar should define the new managers’ roles of establishing an organizational climate in which all employees feel valued and can contribute to the success of the company. Your training plan may be in the format of your choice. You may choose to create a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes, or an equivalent multimedia program or technology application such as video, audio, or web conferencing software.
Research the changing demographics of the U.S. workforce to support your seminar.
Include the following in your seminar:

  • Discuss projected demographics for this company in terms of age, ethnicity, gender, lifestyle, and language. How might these factors influence communication inside and outside the company?

  • Provide examples of cultural issues that may arise in this company. Consider, for example, employees whose cultural holidays do not align with those of the corporate calendar. Provide other examples and propose strategies for management to maintain cultural neutrality.

  • Address the role of the manager as a communicator in a rapidly diversifying work environment. Analyze the specific diversity issues involved in the EEOC case. Outline managerial communication strategies to address prejudgment, discrimination, and stereotyping.

  • Convey the managerial responsibilities to the new recruits regarding organizational values. Focusing on communication issues, supply suggestions for how, as managers, they may establish an interculturally sensitive organizational climate.

  • Explain what is expected at this company in terms of an ethical communications climate. Clarify the manager’s role in establishing and maintaining an ethical communications climate.


Format your training plan consistent with APA guidelines. Include a reference page.
Present your EEOC Seminar.

  • For Local Campus students, these are 10- to 15-minute oral presentations accompanied by a multimedia presentation.

  • For Online and Directed Study students, these are multimedia presentations with notes.


 
 
 
 
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