Communication in Organizations
Textbook: Bolman, L.G., & Deal, T. E., (1991), Reframing Organizations, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Assignment of two-part questions:
Please answer the questions below. You should spend no more than 30 minutes on each and write from 1 to 2 pages on each. Ask me if you have questions. You can use your book or notes if you so desire.
- Briefly describe buffering. Then elaborate on the implications of buffering for effectively managing an organizational system. (1-2 pages)
- Briefly describe power. Then elaborate on power in an organization and how you would use it to lead and improve an organization. (1-2 pages)
- Briefly describe information. Then elaborate on the information in an organization and how you would manage it to lead and improve an organization. (1-2 pages)
Part II. (Question about one of the four frames):
- Please define (Very Briefly) the Human Resource Frame and its assumptions. Say what it is, what some of the assumptions are, and some of the critical issues. Tell me what you know about the Human Resource Frame and how you would use it to manage organizational improvement & change. (1-2 pages)