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COM 480 Week 1 Individual Assignment Organizational Communication Analysis Part I Descriptive Framework Paper
COM 480 Week 2 Individual Assignment Organizational Communication Analysis Part II Interpersonal and Intercultural Paper
COM 480 Week 4 Individual Assignment Organizational Communication Analysis Part IV Public Relations, Public Affairs, and Media Paper
COM 480 Week 5 Individual Assignment Organizational Communication Analysis Part V Reflection and Evaluation Paper
COM 480 Week 5 Individual Assignment Organizational Communication Analysis Presentation

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COM 480 Week 1 Individual Assignment Organizational Communication Analysis Part I Descriptive Framework Paper

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The purpose of this assignment is for you to select and explore your chosen Virtual Organization. This is the first of the five-part Organizational Communication Analysis you will complete in this course.

Resource: The Virtual Organizations Portal

Click on the Virtual Organizations Portal web link under Course Outline on your student website. When the page opens, click on the Orientations link to read the User’s Guide. Then, explore the various businesses and organizations to become familiar with the city of Kelsey.

Choose one of the Virtual Organizations under the businesses, schools, health care, or city government tab.

Note. You must use your chosen Virtual Organization throughout all subsequent weekly assignments so be sure to choose one with ample information.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word descriptive framework of your chosen Virtual Organization. You may research existing organizations to supplement any gaps in information, but be sure to document all sources and use consistent information throughout all subsequent weekly assignments. Describe the following:

The people

Employees

Clients or stakeholders

General public

The tasks

Products or services

Relations of products, services, and organization to the community

The organizational communication variables such as the following:

The communication settings—board room, one-on-one meetings, and hallway chats, for example

The internal and external communication systems

The structural and functional characteristics that affect the degree of communication formality

The communication channels—face-to-face, telephone, personal documents, impersonal documents, computer mediated, and so forth

Any theoretical perspectives you observe, such as groupthink tendencies

Reference at least two academic sources. Consider using Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application by R. West & L. Turner, or any other texts you have used in your degree program, from the University Library eBook collection.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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COM 480 Week 2 Individual Assignment Organizational Communication Analysis Part II Interpersonal and Intercultural Paper

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Resource: The Virtual Organizations Portal

Choose one of the three critical events listed below that would affect communication within your selected Virtual Organization:

Leadership change such as a change in the chief executive officer or superintendent, political change, or major changes in management department heads

Reorganization such as a merger or takeover; change in community or industry image or stature; gaining or losing accreditation; political change; or major employment changes such as outsourcing, layoffs, expansion, and foreign labor

Crisis within an industry

Business: ethical violations, technological malfunction, major financial loss

Schools: change in stature, ethical violations, violence, major gang or drug incident

Health care: wrongful death, medication error, ethics violation

Government: mismanagement of funds, ethical violations, lack of response or preparedness, conflicting parties

Note. You must use your chosen critical event throughout all subsequent weekly assignments.

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper.

Address how your selected Virtual Organizational critical event affects the following:

Interpersonal communication ethics

Perceptions of power

Communication during conflict

Intercultural and diversity conflict

Communication climate

Identify what communications theories apply to this organization. You may choose from the following communications theories:

General Systems theory

Cognitive Dissonance Theory

Social Exchange Theory

Social Penetration Theory

Face-negotiation theory

Any other communication theory you studied in your BS/COM coursework. You may reference Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application by R. West & L.H. Turner in the University Library eBook collection.

Explain how the application of a theoretical perspective would help the organization respond to this critical event.

Describe how the implementation of effective communication strategies might help the organization overcome this negative situation and arrive at a positive outcome.

Include a minimum of four academic sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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COM 480 Week 4 Individual Assignment Organizational Communication Analysis Part IV Public Relations, Public Affairs, and Media Paper

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Resource: The Virtual Organizations Portal

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper on how your chosen organization could overcome its critical event in the face of the media.

Incorporate the following public relations and public affairs and media elements specific to your organization’s critical event:

Research actual critical events similar to that of your Virtual Organization. Based on how the media handled other critical events, how would you expect the media to handle yours? What could your organization do to preserve its public integrity under this circumstance?

What are the roles of public relations (PR) and public affairs (PA) in your critical event? At what point should the organization seek legal consultation when exploring PR and PA campaigns?

Explain the public's right to know versus personal privacy. What ethical questions emerge when considering organizational truth and public communication?

Strategize for positive communication outcomes in press releases and press conferences. What significant elements must you include and exclude?

Determine the possible impact of various media covering your organization’s critical event, such as public speeches, interviews, and electronic media. What are the risks, and how might your organization mitigate them? What are the most effective ways to use media in this critical event?

Include at least three academic sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

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COM 480 Week 5 Individual Assignment Organizational Communication Analysis Part V Reflection and Evaluation Paper

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Resource: The Virtual Organizations Portal

Write a 1,750- to 2,000-word reflection and evaluation of Parts I through IV of your organizational communication analysis. Answer the following questions:

What is the value of reflecting on and evaluating a communication process after a crisis or challenging event?

What should you have done differently with your organizational scenario that might have helped you formulate a better analysis or resolution?

What research methods should you use to collect data to evaluate the effectiveness of your organizational communication analysis?

To prevent future communication crises in your Virtual Organization, what tools could you use to continually assess the people, the tasks, and the systems?

What communication theories did you consider in your analysis? Evaluate how well you applied them.

From this course, which communication theories, research techniques, studies, or methods might you emulate in your professional life? Explain.

How did your communication analysis synthesize what you have learned in your BS/COM program? Provide specific examples.

Include at least six academic references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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COM 480 Week 5 Individual Assignment Organizational Communication Analysis Presentation

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Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes that summarizes all five parts of your Organizational Communication Analysis. Allot equal attention to each part of your presentation.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

Present your Organizational Communication Analysis Presentation.

For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft PowerPoint presentations with notes.

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