1.One problem in interpersonal communication is that people sometimes lie to others to avoid confrontation and/or punishment of one sort or another. One school of thought says that social lying in not only inevitable, it can produce positive effects. Another school says that lies are wrong and will eventually have negative consequences, especially in the workplace. Then there is a third school that claims to distinguish between so-called “white lies” and “mortal lies”. Based on your experience in the workplace, create a cogent statement about your beliefs about lying in interpersonal relationships.
In what ways are business and academic writing different? If you were preparing a research report for a business unit in an organization, which style would be most effective? Why?
One point made in Module 3 is that organizational cultures do not change very much because they are self-reinforcing. If you became the CEO of an organization, how would you go about creating a new and improved culture through the use of organizational communication. In short, what communication processes or tactics would you use to improve the culture and what measurement tools would you use to ensure that you succeeded?
Proponents of career aids such as future invention and personality inventories claim that they help a person refine a person’s approach to a finding an appropriate career. Opponents of these instruments say they are pseudo-science and in the end, a waste of time. Take either side in the debate and write a convincing argument to support your position.