COM5469

Managerial Communication

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The course explores the relationship between management and communications, providing the students with the tools to improve their organizational communication skills.  Topics include effective application of managerial and communication skills, motivational theories, and the importance of communication skills in a global environment.

 

CAVEAT: No graduate credit will be awarded if COM3469 has been successfully completed.

 

UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:

  • Identifying and examining the communication traits of a successful manager.
  • Recommending ways to build stronger relationships between management and employees.
  • Proposing how communication personalities might positively and negatively affect an organization.
  • Recommending methods of adapting one’s leadership style to the organizational environment.
  • Examining how to adapt one’s communication style to relationships at the workplace.
  • Comparing and contrasting managerial theories to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Devising strategies to motivate and to influence employees.
  • Exploring how attitudes can positively or negatively influence one’s work.
  • Comparing and contrasting transformational and charismatic leadership.
  • Assessing if a job provides sufficient motivation for a particular communication style.
  • Analyzing the bases of power within the organization and devising strategies to increase that power.
  • Predicting how an employee’s talents might be improved by high expectations from his manager.
  • Assessing the sources of conflict and proposing communication strategies to solve conflict in an organization.
  • Assessing a manager’s style by comparing it to communication and management.

Exploring how ethics affects communication in the workplace.

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