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Organisational Communication Presentation

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Outline of sections covered
Introduction to The Internship
Review of theories
Comparative analysis
The Internship
Billy and Nick - two middle aged men who just became unemployed and are not technologically up to date in the work place

They start an internship at Google (with fake qualifications) and adventure ensues
-Leadership Theories
Style approach
Transformational approach
-Group approaches
Group norms
Task-Force Groups
- Presenting skills and abilities
- Organizational Communication
Leadership Theories: Transformational Approach
This approach is established through:
- process of giving employees the maximum amount of power to do a job as they see fit; includes both responsibility and accountability for work performed
Dispersed leadership
– leadership responsibilities broadly distributed throughout the organization
- the process of leading others to lead themselves

Group Approaches: Group Norms
Unspoken and unwritten behavior rules, established over time and often established in the way of doing things
Leadership Theories: Style Approach
style of leader or manager who makes decisions with little influence from others

style of leader or manager who behaves as a non-leader; individuals and groups are expected to make their own decisions based on a “hands off” approach from the leader

Country-club management:
style of leader or manager who emphasizes interpersonal relationships at the expense of goal achievement (wants to be liked by the followers)
The Internship in relation to organizational communication
Group Approaches: Task-Force Groups
Groups of individuals with diverse specialties and group memberships who are charged with accomplishing a specifically designed task or project
Comparative Analysis
: Chetty observes the team interactions instead of being influenced purely by points or words

: Chetty expects each team to come up with their own solutions or decisions for a project

Country-Club management
: Billy and Nick focus on building a relationship as a group and working together
: each group was to come up with an app but Billy and Nick decided to take the group out around town and shortly before the project was due, they came up with an idea for an app

for the intern program there are mentors for each group and within each group there is a leader(s)

Billy and Nick gave constant pep talks to their team
Comparative Analysis
Comparative Analysis
Billy and Nick: Encouraging team work
Yo-Yo: Pinching his eyebrow
Stuart: Addicted to his phone

Organizational Culture
Organizational culture depends on the values, norms, and assumptions that are shared by members of that organization .

Org. culture at Google: focuses on accomplishing tasks together by working as a team (supporting and pushing each other). Each person has a different specialization, which increases efficiency as a team.
Organizational Communication
Organizational Communication :
A process through which organizations are created and in turn create and shape events.
Organizational Communication as Process
Organizational Communication as People
Organizational Communication as Messages
Organizational Communication as Meaning
Organizational Communication as Purpose
Representing skills and abilities
chapter 4 page 120 (Ethical Dilemmas in ORG COMM
Mentioning skills and abilities that the interviewee does not possess. In order to get hired.
This is unethical because the interviewee is sending false information for their own benefit (getting hired)
Potential Problems Caused
sending false information can lead to mistrust between employees and employers.
the skill presented in the interview might be actually needed in the workplace.
might cost the organization money and time.
The interview scene
This concept can be seen the movie "The Internship"
Two main characters presented skills that they do not posses.
Nick told the interviewer that he's currently studying physics and Billy said that he's studying sales, both in Phoenix University.
Organizational Communication as Process
Organizational Communication as People
Organizational Communication as Messages
Organizational Communication as Meaning
Organizational Communication as Purpose
best understood as an ongoing process without distinct beginnings and ends.
contributes to creating relationships and assists both individuals and organizations in achieving diverse purposes.
The creation and exchange of messages.
Creates and shapes organizational events.
intentional and unintentional messages explaining the workings of the organization
Comparative analysis of The Internship, with relations to theories learned in class
Organizational Communication (COM1054)

Justin Ang Li-Win - 14065171
Tan Chia Seng - 10040103
Raisa Gabrielli – 12072674
Cheong Chun Hui – 15023559
Bahram Mortazavirad – 11053576

It is important for a company to have cooperate culture
DIFFERENT leadership styles; Give DIFFERENT effect.
Needs to having an effective communication among peers/employer
Questions & Answers
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