The final research project requires you to choose a specific topic
relevant to organizational communication processes, research that topic
incorporating sources (literature review), analyze the issue in a real world
organization, and present your findings. The final paper should be 8-10 pages
(excluding title and reference pages), double spaced, and formatted in APA.
Identify an organizational communication concept that is particularly
interesting to you and that you would like to learn more about. Potential topics
include: international and intercultural communication, communication competence
in the workplace, diversity and communication, leadership communication,
communication and decision making, communication in groups/teams, and
communication technology in organizations.
Identify an organization with
which you are familiar and apply your research on the communication concept you
selected to the organization. What did you learn about the concept by applying
it to your selected organization? What did you learn about the organization by
applying the organizational communication concept? Propose a specific program,
training or course of action that you believe could potentially improve
communication in the organization. Be sure your recommendations are supported by
analysis of your research. Use at least six resources, three of them from
Ashford’s online library databases.