October 24, 2013
COM 105 Organizational Communications
Business as we know it today is fast paced and always evolving. Organizations operate in fashions that require great communication between the individuals that work within them. These individuals usually are of different diverse backgrounds which include race, gender, and cultures. Now more than ever businesses are becoming a melting pot of individuals with a multitude of differences. Managers and leaders within today’s organizations are being asked to stay ahead of the changes that these differences may bring. It is their job to make sure that their employees are treated with respect and as much fairness as they can possibly provide.
Today's managers face challenges like global competition, downsized and diverse workforces, technological changes, increased accountability, and intensified scrutiny. To accomplish their organizational goals and objectives effectively and efficiently in today's challenging environment, managers must rely on building appropriate leadership skills and learning key motivational techniques that lead to better relationships. These relationships are built on good communications that bind and join the organizations employees.
Organizations must have clear communications within the company in order to achieve both their long-term and short-term goals. “As organizations have restructured themselves to compete more effectively and efficiently, they have turned to teams as a better way to use employee talents” (Robbins, & Judge, 2009, p. 129). Teams are found to be more flexible and responsive to changing events than are traditional departments or other forms of groupings. Groups and teams are different than solely the skills, abilities, values, and motives of those who comprise them. They both have their own special characteristics.
“A working group is a collection of people who work in the same area or have...