Communication Design, Transactional Model, And The Balance Of Creativity And Constraint

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Introduction Organizational communication is defined by Eisenberg, Goodall and Trethewey (2014) as “the interaction required to direct a group toward a shared goal” (p. 4). Communication is one of the most vital pieces of success for people and organizations. Communication is how information is shared amongst individuals, allows people to interact with one another, and can lead to a better understanding of organizing (Eisenberg et al., 2014). In the following sections I will discuss the four communication models; transfer model, transactional model, strategic model, and the balance of creativity and constraint. I will then describe the model(s) application in college athletics, specifically coaching and my communication style. Lastly, I will compare the connection of the model(s) within my organization, Norwich University.
Communication Models When information is passed from one person to another, with little interruption or variables, this is described as the information transfer model. A simple and easy method of communication, the information transfer model can quickly relay a large amount of information to a vast amount of people. Eisenberg et al. (2014) use an example of giving instructions to children caring for a pet, where the information transfer model will be successful because a child isn’t going to question or object to the methods behind it. In this particular case, relaying straightforward information leads to success because it is based on doing what…

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