Communication As The Communication Within An Organization Essay

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We often think of organization communication as the communication within an organization, including but not limited to, sending emails, writing memos, talking on the phone, having meetings, teleconferences, video conferences, speeches, presentations (Koschmann, 2012). 75% of our day is spent in: Speech, Writing, Reading, Listening, Nonverbal communication and Memory. Verbal Communication is 7% words, 38% tone and 55% all other. When you see those statistics we find that organizations literally are communication (Koschmann, 2012).

Typically, when we think of communication within an organization, it’s as if the organization was a container and communication flows through that container (Koschmann, 2012). The contents hold the shape of the container while they are inside, hence how communicating is shaped by the structure of the organization (Koschmann, 2012). This could relate to the physical shape of the organization like the cubicles leading to the end of the hallway or more a symbolic form like where you are in the organization hierarchy and how this influences the way you communicate with others within the organization (Koschmann, 2012). In this example communication is something that exists independently from the organization (Koschmann, 2012). Making it “organizational” taking place within separate structures called organizations (Koschmann, 2012). It’s an information view of communication because communication is all about transmitting information…

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