Organizational Communication for Survival: Making Work, Work Book Review

Topics: Communication, Nonverbal communication, Organization / Pages: 8 (1810 words) / Published: May 13th, 2013
Jane Le
Professor Mahjail
MGMT 360
22 April 2013
Book Review Assignment

Communication is a tool that we use in our daily lives. Having good communication skills helps people achieve what they want or need in their lives. Too often people take good communication skills for granted. We communicate at home, in the public world, at school, and at work, especially when we conduct business transactions with others. Most people spend most of their day at work and good organizational communication skills are needed the most during this time. An organization is defined as, “a group of people working together to achieve common goal(s).” Organizational communication is the interactions and messages that occur between members of the organization. In most cases, the organization is work and the members of the organization are the employees and the management. Organizational communication is important because communication is an important function of work. Good communication can lead to a better work environment, respectable working relationships and more. Good communication in an organization can help add to the work culture and “help individuals and groups coordinate activities to achieve goals, make decisions, solve problems, share knowledge and manage change processes.” In the book, Organizational Communication for Survival: Making work, work, by Virginia Peck Richmond and James C. McCrosky, Richmond and McCrosky explains to readers what organizational communication is, how to communicate in an organizational environment with managers and peers while thriving and surviving in different organizational climates and culture.

In order to communicate effectively in an organization, one must understand what an organization is, what organizational communication is, and how to communicate within the different networks. An organization can be a group, club, team, or in most cases a place of employment— where most work. An organization can be for profit or



Cited: [ 1 ]. Richmond, V. P., and J. C. McCroskey. Organizational communication for survival, making work, work. 4th edition. Allyn & Bacon, 2009. Print. 1 [ 2 ] [ 3 ]. Richmond, V. P., and J. C. McCroskey. Organizational communication for survival, making work, work. 4th edition. Allyn & Bacon, 2009. Print. 20 [ 4 ] [ 5 ]. Richmond, V. P., and J. C. McCroskey. Organizational communication for survival, making work, work. 4th edition. Allyn & Bacon, 2009. Print. 9 [ 6 ] [ 7 ]. Richmond, V. P., and J. C. McCroskey. Organizational communication for survival, making work, work. 4th edition. Allyn & Bacon, 2009. Print. 9 [ 8 ] [ 9 ]. Richmond, V. P., and J. C. McCroskey. Organizational communication for survival, making work, work. 4th edition. Allyn & Bacon, 2009. Print. 92 [ 10 ]

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