witty guide to a thrifty life 🙂 hope you enjoy watching it 😀
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when i introduce myself, it’s already a part of me that i would also say where i study and what i study. then people would ask what is organizational communication. errr. if i state goldhaber’s defintion i don’t think they would understand it at all so i usually opt to answer ‘as the name implies how people communicate in organizations’ (duh??). butthen, my answer would be too simple that they would ask so what would you do in the future… and the list will go on since orcom people are gifted enough to do everything communication related 😛
then we had a group exercise yesterday. after discussing new social media stats, our professor asked us to make a plan re: dishwashing soap launching a new product and he answered ‘so what?’regarding the stats. being the bongga students that we are, we made different marketing plans and what have you. some were effectively able to answer the so what part but others they did great with the plans.
in retrospect, orcom students face a tough question about who we really are and what are we really meant to do. we are not that sure how we should appropriately act since there are myriads of possibilities and responsibilities that we ought to do. we could be in marketing or advertising, corpcomm or wherever but they are all just part of being an orcom student–PART. we must be true to our selves to communicate the information to the org whether that would be from external to internal, bottom-up, top to bottom or what have you. our main responsibility is to be an interpreter ensuring that people in orgs understand all information fully and make use of it for their advantage.
it’s a hard task. but orcom is here to do it.
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we used this concept for our PR strategy before.
(n) development, evolution (a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)) “the development of his ideas took many years”; “the evolution of Greek civilization”; “the slow development of her skill as a writer”
(n) revolution (a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving) “the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution”
based on what you will see in the video communication evolved from one point to another, but based on what we are experiencing, there’s a revolution and it’s taking the world by storm (sorry for the cliche).
so what is it really..
evolution or revolution?
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our OC152 class(communication trends and styles) is about REVOLUTIONS…
- from how we communicate
- to how we do business
- and now, to our business structure itself
communication is really evolving and it’s taking us with it 😛
we were recently asked to read THE WIKI WORKPLACE: Unleashing the Power of Us. it’s the the same as our previous readings–how new social media tools can help the workplace and all with the addition of more concrete examples. i especially like the part about the Geek Squad. It’s hard to describe them since i find them larger than life (lol). They have their own culture, their brand, then, i think, they enjoy what they do and it seems like they’re in paradise for the geeks(i’m so happy for them that i’m not making sense already). I also like the part regarding the google employees. They are very efficient with what they do and even regarded as the best computer programmers plus they are in a company that let’s them be free to make pet projects.
so here’s my verdict on the wiki workplace…
what works for me:
bottom-up approach. putting power to those who really holds the information, it is a nice concept but companies often forget about it. they usually give it to those who have proper education and experience to boot but what about those who really interact with the customers like the frontliners?? they are often the ones who holds valuable information that most of the time are wasted since people of higher status put themselves on a pedestal and waste money doing aimless research even though the answer is actually within their reach.
collaborative tools. most companies waste money buying softwares that they think would make their employees communicate easier. though the thought is endearing, most of the time, employees already an answer to those kinds of problem. humans are adaptive, they will continually look for ways to make their lives more comfortable. rather than imposing new softwares that would just make your employees illiterate and confused why not observe them and look for ways that would improve what they are already using.
self-organizing. we are all afraid of information overload that’s why most of the time companies just post the necessary information somewhere even though most of the time they are incomplete. humans develop organization if they think the information/things are of value. just like using the internet with the vast information it hold s people in organization will find ways to arrange the information they will input if they are given a channel to put them on–more information, more knowledge and more power to you employees who will be posting and taking them when needed.
what doesn’t work for me:
loosening organizational hierarchy. with this concept, i think i’m contradicting myself since i mentioned at the beginning that i like companies that foster freedom and creativity. i find it hard to picture a company with no hierarchy–no more aspiration to have a higher position, to person to reprimand that what you are doing is wrong and everyone is equal. i believe that humans strive to have power (sounds evil??) and if you take the hierarchy and put everyone at the same field of equal position and level it disastruous. <– i know i sound like an old fart, i’m still not comfortable with this thought.
Revolutions don’t happen overnight, it waits for an opportunity where you think that it will all fall apart and poof it happens and there’s no way you can stop it. the three concepts that i found interesting were just innovations or even instincts to make organizations better, the real revolution lies on whether companies would really loosen their hierarchies. Whether it happens or not, one things for sure, communication is revolutionizing with the onset of the internet and we have to adapt to it.
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Categories : reflections