Thursday, October 11, 2007

OrGcOmM Ch.2&3 ReSpOnSe


What I found interesting in chapter two was the different models of communication. The different models are the Information-transfer, Transcational, Strategic-control, Communication as balance and constraint. Information-transfer has to do with the exchange of informaiton and the transmission of meaning, which acts like a "pipeline."(ch.2) The transcational model is something where the sender and receiver are simultaneous, allowing feedback. In Strategic-control this acts like a tool to control the enviornment, which identifies the communicators goals. All in all the different models of communication work together in preparation for a better understanding of communication and its complexities.


This chapter has to do with how management and employees work together to either avoid misunderstandings and/or to better undstand eachother in the work place. This chapter is based on the assumption of sometimes preconcieved notion of who someone is and how you think they will react based on the knowledge you already have. So we build narratives as stated in some of the pp.sildes for the chapter, they used the example of music. I also thought it was very interesting was the section where in the narrative it said humans fuction like machines and that managers think and workers work. I would like to think of myself as a little of both, I'm a thinker and a worker.

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