Above all, this conversation seeks to strengthen engagement of possibilities for robust democratic practices in the work of today's globalizing market economy and to challenge communication scholars to see economic and labor phenomena as more than can be perceived through the lens of unbridled discursive and symbolic constructionism. Next, personal branding is examined with a critical eye to both its effects on individuals and the power relations it instantiates on the basis of social categories such as gender, age, race, and class. Although this essay ranges across questions of ontological status, epistemological choices, disciplinary mythos, and theoretical preferences, it is ultimately practical with a call for organizational communication scholars and activists to engage the misguided pursuits, injustices, and hopes surrounding contemporary corporate-consumer capitalism. This study explores how members of the Nebraska Cooperative Council and its constituent producer-owned cooperatives understand and enact democratic ideologies, drawing particular attention to how emergent contradictions and tensions are experienced and managed. The brief essay considers how we approach and position ethics writ large in our work and then offers the following dialectics for consideration: openness versus protection, privilege versus equality, distance versus empathy, listening versus advising, and representation versus intervention.
They begin by isolating the central intellectual and practical currents, and then they identify defining and constituting concepts in organizational communication. We should be reflecting upon such questions as: what kind of theory is needed? This essay begins by examining parallel developments in contemporary communication and employment climates and exploring how personal branding arises as perhaps an extreme form of a market-appropriate response. Study used quantitative strategy and cross-sectional survey method to collect the data from 250 employees with education level of intermediate to masters. The concept of adaptability was applied and tested for relevance and effectiveness within the research field, with positive results. Yet, class has often been an afterthought to other discussions of identity such as gender and race Cheney, 2007; Zanoni, 2011. The dialectic of independence and solidarity became a revealing prism through which to make sense of how members enact cooperative life. .
Illuminating the ideological contradiction between American dream promises of class mobility and enterprise initiatives, I argue that the hegemonic allure of entrepreneurial discourse stems in large part from the re production of class hierarchies around notions of exceptional capitalist ownership, action and innovation and opportunity recognition. This chapter argues for a broadening of organizational communication scholarship through the consideration of meanings of work including meaningful work. The increase in participation levels lies on the communication strategy that includes the participation of competent keynote speakers so as to attract more participants. Written from a post-modern perspective, this article makes use of the concepts of obligation, subject position, line of action, discursive form, sentient agent, exchange, mediating technology, intentionality, improvisational performance, and communicative routines to produce an overarching theory of communication and its processes. These studies have fostered diverse approaches to linking management and communication. Because personal branding offers such a startlingly overt invitation to self-commodification, the phenomenon invites a careful and searching analysis. In this sense, public scholarship is increasingly a process which interrupts-both in terms of creating public space for debating issues which count and also in terms of the time it takes to do so Cheney, 2007.
There is little doubt that good communication is vital for organizational effectiveness, as it has been recognized as one of the key managerial competencies Cheney, 2007. Effective communication skill to contact with different stakeholders employees, suppliers, government agencies, competitors has been identified as a main requirement for an employee to take leadership role in an organization Herminia, Ely, and Kolb, 2013; Cheney, 2007. By integrating the emergent theory and literature, short-term action strategies as well as long-term action and recommendations based on the notions of adaptability and proactivity were formulated. This was further extended through long- term recommendations, which focused on core areas of the emergent propositions, and emphasized proactivity through self-initiated and continuous changing. Ashforth and Kreiner, 1999; Collinson, 1988; Willis, 1977 , where class involves 'the ranking of groups according to various criteria, with ascending positions afforded more value, respect, status, and privilege than lower positions' Allen, 2004: 97. Here we treat both synchronic and diachronic perspectives on the meaning of work and bring into view matters of difference, such as race, nationality, gender, and class, particularly to the extent that the extant literature treats these dimensions.
According to Robbins and Judge 2007 and Tsai 2006 , oral e. Over the last 10 years, interest in the nuances of communication as related to management has intensified. Along the way, we consider the concept of meaningful work within a constellation of terms that includes job enrichment, work-life balance, career path, leisure, life satisfaction, and so forth. A core category of selective perception emerged that explained and captured the core phenomenon of sustained barriers to decision-making and selective bias towards information due to the interpretative nature of the socially constructed environment. Finally, we briefly consider extensions as relevant to domains of communication studies beyond the accustomed domain of organizational communication.
This commentary offers reflections on the preceding articles and frames ethics of community engagment by organizational communication scholars in terms of broader issues about the enterprises of applied research. Communication, for instance, is frequently seen as one of the many things present in organizations along with structures, decision making, workforce direction, leadership, marketing, and so forth - communication as a management tool. In addition, it is an integral part of managerial decision-making. It is also often perceived as a ubiquitous mechanism by which each of these activities occurs - communication as a primary means of management operation. Numerous articles published between 2004 and 2013 were examined, and we found an increasing usefulness for managerial communication research on the main topic of management. Most of the research questions described in our literature not only fall short of theoretical sophistication, but they typically incorporate various philosophical and ideological premises; these premises usually not stated explicitly decisively influence both the nature of the research questions themselves but also, of course, our methodologies, our categories, our study designs, and our conclusions.
Its potential for social change gets articulated by the mobilization of offline and online resources in processes of local-global organizing for social change. This thesis concludes with a discussion on the implications for practice, research, and suggestions for future research. The authors write this essay using three voices: each of theirs plus a joint expression of interests. Communication theorizing about gendered organizing and the history of American agrarianism is used to explore intersections between the social construction of masculinity s , the agrarian frontier myth, and tensions embedded in the discourse of cooperative organizing. Finally, the article concludes by reflecting on the broader ethical implications of personal branding as a communication strategy. It is enacted by two or more sentient agents performing an exchange often utilizing a mediating technology under the intentionality of an improvisational performance of a pre-existing communicative routine. By ensuring the participation of competent keynote speakers, the event manages to add value to its services, based on the organizational communication theory that mainly succeeds in private organizations Cheney, 2007.
We advance communication-based understandings of the meanings and practices of professionalism as a complement to the predominantly sociological conceptions of the rise and place of the professional in modern industrialized societies. Third, we consider contemporary discourses in and around workplaces concerning meaningful work—especially in advanced industrial societies. Both theorists emphasize tacit knowledge, social routines, context, social practices, materiality, frames, agency, and view communication as constitutive of social life and of organizing. Organizational communication researchers, while paying thoughtful attention to recent assertions about the almost total absence of significant theory, should profit by the kinds of searching inquiry being undertaken in other areas of communication and of the social sciences in general. Using core grounded theory concepts, a methodological framework of data collection and analysis was developed that focused on data centrality and discovering a data-emergent theory grounded within the research field. The authors highlight the central concerns and major challenges addressed by organizational communication researchers. Taking cues from scholarship that has unpacked the gendered and raced dimensions of entrepreneurial discourse, this article examines the classed dimensions of such discourse.