COMM 2P65- Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 22 pages long!)

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COMM 2P65
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
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Organization Scope
Do we spend as much time in organizations as with family, friends and lovers?
Vital to Understand Organizations
Life chances depend on organizations
Organizations socialize, constrain, and empower people
Approaches to Organizations
Many ways to study organizations
Psychological
Historical
Behavioral
Management/economic
What distinguishes a cultural approach?
Cultural Focus
Relations among people
In-depth understanding of the patterns of norms, meaning and practice that link
manifestations together
Example: If someone hits into you, you apologize and they apologize (cultural norm)
The common, taken for granted forms of communication and action that make
interaction possible
Cultural Expectations
Special Case of Creative Industries
Creative industries have a particular need to move beyond expectation and routine
Problem solving in creative industries strive to innovate which calls for adeptness in
working with others 90
Holistic Approach
Wide angle research
Holistic View
Most organizational approaches take a management perspective or focus on efficiencies
and productivity
Managers Dreams
Harmonious patterns of meaning
Conflicting patterns of meaning
Ambiguous patterns of meaning
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Holistic View
Cultural approach looks at the relations, and communications among everyone
Example: Limits of Management Directives
Office cubicles
Holistic Approach Interested in what is Ignored as Trivial
How are things done around here?
Culture: Difficult to measure and see but exceptionally powerful
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Vital to understand organizations: life chances depend on organizations, organizations socialize, constrain, and empower people. Special case of creative industries: creative industries have a particular need to move beyond expectation and routine, problem solving in creative industries strive to innovate which calls for adeptness in working with others 90. Holistic view: most organizational approaches take a management perspective or focus on efficiencies and productivity. Managers dreams: harmonious patterns of meaning, conflicting patterns of meaning, ambiguous patterns of meaning. Holistic view: cultural approach looks at the relations, and communications among everyone. Example: limits of management directives: office cubicles. Culture: difficult to measure and see but exceptionally powerful. Core characteristics of organizational culture (finished midterm) Phenomena that you see, hear, and feel when you encounter a new group. Windows to make the space feel open. Open space allows for more flow of conversation.

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