Applied Organizational Communication provides a current, in-depth analysis of the theories and practices critical to understanding organizational communication concepts in a global environment. Building on the successful foundation of the previous editions, this fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the most current organizational communication theory and research, and includes new information on the use of technology, incorporated throughout.
Additional features of this text include:
Extensive real-life examples that establish links between organizational communication and perceptions, theory, networks, and symbolic behaviour.
Theory-based consulting approaches that enhance abilities to link issues with actions.
Grounding in transactional communication and advanced systems approaches.
Macro and micro analyses of key topics and issues.
As an accessible and practical examination of organizational communication, this text is intended for use in organizational communication, leadership, organizational development, and organizational intervention courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level.
Thomas E. Harris is Professor Emeritus in Communication Studies at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. In addition, he has assisted major regional medical care facilities and state, regional, and local agencies. He has designed and facilitated more than 500 training and development courses specifically tailored to individual organizations. He is a regular presenter at regional, national, and international meetings and writes an occasional newspaper column on key organizational issues.
Mark D. Nelson serves as Dean of the College of Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama. He provides consulting services for numerous organizations and governmental agencies throughout the Southeast and his research interests include leadership, interpersonal communication competence, communication education, and diversity.