Many topics in the course thus far have highlighted the obligations of senders and receivers as well as the problems that can occur from blunders. For this essay, you will consider how technology has impacted your own communication skills as a sender and receiver. Examine your ongoing role as a sender and receiver. Consider your obligatory and selected communications on any given day.
In your essay, respond to the points below.
- Do you believe technology has improved your communication/public speaking skills? Why, or why not?
- How has technology made it more difficult to be a listener? Why, or why not?
- What is an example of a time when technology either made communications more or less effective in your life?
- What advice can you give to someone struggling to overcome communication obstacles resulting from technology?
Your essay should be a minimum of two pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. Be sure to include an introduction. You are required to use a minimum of two outside sources, one of which must be from the CSU Online Library. All sources used, even those from the required readings, must be cited and referenced according to APA style
Locate an article in the CSU Online Library that focuses on managing conflict in an organization through communication. The article must be clearly related to the course content and have the potential to contribute significant analysis and substantial engagement with the course topic.
For this assignment, you will need to accurately identify the article’s premise, significant points in support of the premise, and the significance of those points to the course and/or the field. You need to present an insightful and thorough analysis of the article with strong arguments and evidence. Your interpretation will need to be both reasonable and compelling. You will need to apply course concepts in your analysis.
As you write the review, be certain to analyze the type of conflict discussed in the article. Use the classifications discussed in the Unit III Lesson (Rahim’s functional outcomes and Rahim’s dysfunctional outcomes) in your analysis. Be certain to suggest communication techniques to manage functional conflict or, alternately, communication techniques to resolve dysfunctional conflict.
Along with the article being reviewed, you will need to reference at least two peer-reviewed sources. Use the standard five-paragraph format (introduction/body/conclusion). APA format should be used. The critical review should be a minimum of two pages in length. Content, organization, and grammar/mechanics will be evaluated.