make decisions, as well as how they act and react to those decisions.
Lecture 1: Introduction to Decision Support Systems
Common DSS Characteristics
Common characteristics: most DSS applications have certain attributes. There are many definitions of a DSS, but all have three themes: (1) applied...
co-ordinated activity systems; mediate between the wider society and the individual; systematically arranged; relating people, things, knowledge, and technologies intended to achieve specific goals;
May be categorized by: size, industry, geographic location and ownership
Characteristics: have a clear purpose/goal/objective;...
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How do geographers describe where things are?
Why is each point on earth unique?
Why are different places similar?
geography: based on 2 Greek word, geo means “Earth” and graphy means “to write”
human geographers focus on 2 simple questions:
Where are people and activities found...
Conceptually, the network of formalcommunication may be adequate to meet the needs of exchanging information within an organization. But in real life, this is seldom true. Often, the employees feel inadequately informed in a formalsystem. They suspect that the management buses formal channels to conceal rather...
Main tenets: Language has a structure (in which each elements interact), it is a system of signs (noise is language only when it express or communicates ideas. Sign- car->signifier- /ka:r/ physical dimension of language, signified- car as a thing, The signified is what...
Unit 107: Promote Effective Communication with Individuals with Sensory Loss
1. Understand the Importance of Effective two-way Communication:-
1.1 Identify the features of two-way communication:-
Two way communication is when a communication takes place between two parties (sender and receiver)...
* The communication process
* Communication: the transfer and understanding of a message between two people
* Poor communication is probably the most frequently cited source of interpersonal conflict
* Lower level employees report feeling the worst communication
* Communication is the...
context for the new scientific paradigm. Capra’s focus is on the processes and patterns of organisation of living systems: on the hidden connections between phenomena that his extension of the systems approach to the social domain explicitly includes the material world because ”…the key challenges of the new...
CHAPTER 9 - COMMUNICATION
After reading this chapter, students should be able to:
1. Define communication and list its four functions.
2. Describe the communication process.
3. Contrast the three common types of small-group networks.
4. Identify factors affecting the use of...
The language glossary - Clarifying concepts
By Debbie Harris, Contributor
Language and Community.
Language is the verbal form of human expression and a language is any distinct system of verbal expression, distinguished from other such systems by its peculiarities of structure and vocabulary for...
SL concentrates on the diversity of language in society according to various factors such as geographical distribution, age group, ethnic group, socioeconomic class, gender, etc.
A broad definition of SL is “the study of language in relation to society”. SL is relatively young discipline...
TYPES OF GROUPS
Formalformal group is formed by an organization to do its work.
command group is a relatively permanent, formal group with functional reporting relationships and is usually included in the organization chart.
task group is a relatively temporary, formal group established to do...
management and it refers to the process of motivation, communication and leadership.
It deals with the relationship of managers and non-managers.
Comes from the Latin word "movere" which means "to move".
Three Common Characteristic of Motivation
Is concerned with what activates human...
How does technical writing relate to my job?
How is technical writing different from other communication?
What are the characteristics of technical writing?
What is Technical Writing?
Applied communication designed to accomplish specific tasks or to help solve problems, such as:
computer systems are becoming commonplace; indeed, they are almost ubiquitous. We find them central to the functioning of most business, governmental, military, environmental, and health-care organizations. They are also a part of many educational and training programs. But these computer systems, while...
marks; 2 questions worth 10 marks each
Semester 2 2013
Section 1: what you need to know (w2: listening and non-verbal
Barriers to communication
Semantics and perception
Misinterpretation of meaning or selective attention
Poor channel selection
* Must be in writing and kept up to date
* Must be easy to understand and widely disseminated
* Describe characteristics of data as viewed by the company
* Sources of business rules:
* Company managers
* Policy Makers
children and young people, and language is no exemption. These electronic gadgets has become an increasingly famous means of communication. However, there are distress that this trend is having a harmful effect on the writing skills of students. Communication technology is composed of...
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