ENGL230 Course Discussions Week 1


ENGL230 Course Discussions Week 1
In your opinion, does the success-or failure-of an organization depend on how effectively…

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ENGL230 Course Discussions Week 1

ENGL230 Course Discussions Week 1

All Students Posts – 55 Pages 

Communication – 29 Pages 

In your opinion, does the success-or failure-of an organization depend on how effectively its members communicate, or not? How do organizations establish goals? How can communication help an organization achieve its goals? What implications do the information age and globalization have for organizational communication? What barriers might exist in a company with offices all over the world? What barriers might exist in an organization that relies heavily on electronic forms of communication versus face-to-face communication?

I believe it does, Twenty years ago I started working for a company that had been in business for just under five years.  The one thing that really stood out for me was the way information was shared and how open it was compare to other companies that I had worked for in the past.  The CEO of this consulting company shared anything related to the company with every employee and the CEO wanted everyone to provide feedback and suggestions as it pertained to the company’s direction.    This company made it through some very difficult financial times because of the open nature that the CEO had.  But with the recession of 2008, the company almost closed the door,  they lost all but two employees whom were still out on assignment at that time.  Today the company is still around, but the business model is very different and I do not know if it still has a open concept when sharing information…

Language Culture – 26 Pages 

What does the term “language culture” include, and how might you analyze your language culture? Who could help you? Which research or library sources could be informative? Every human being has a unique, personalized “language culture.” Your own language culture is built from all your life experiences, locations lived, groups spent time around, occupations, majors, hobbies, and more.

(1) Can you explain your own language culture? (2) How can any language culture–your own or someone else’s–be analyzed and understood?  How you are perceived by your audience is a big part of communication. Have any of you ever had any misunderstandings that stemmed from cultural differences?

To be completely honest with you I feel that my specific language culture has almost been washed away by the media.  I really hate to say that because it’s seems like such a typical answer!  Thinking about it though and really analyzing it really just solidifies it for me though.  Of course granted everyone associates with different people and everyone experiences various anomalies in life, however, are the language cultures we have merely a result of outside influences on us.  This was what I was thinking before looking further into this topic and the more I read from various websites the more I started understanding that this really is what language culture is all about!  It’s the outside influences that people experience that changes there perception I think this is so extremely interesting because it’s so different for different sets of people!  What’s even more exciting about this is that having this knowledge that people are so much different in this manner means that when you end up presenting things to people with different language cultures it really needs to be tailored in a manner that everyone will effectively understand what your trying to relay to them…