What can you do to improve communication in the work place?

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Prepare: To prepare for this discussion post, do the following:

  • Review your notes on Chapter 5: Developing Confidence: Coping with Insecurities about Interpersonal Communication.
  • Read Chapter 6: Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace.
  • Read the writing prompt below in its entirety. Notice that there are three tasks to complete:
    • Based on what you’ve learned from Bevan and Sole, identify one or two forms of communication apprehension you have experienced on the job.
    • Explain at least two strategies discussed in Bevan and Sole to overcome the communication apprehension.
    • Discuss the role of communication in a professional setting.

Reflect: Take time to reflect on a specific experience you had in the workplace where you faced the challenge of communication apprehension. Think about how to overcome this challenge. What changes can you make to improve how you communicate at work? Consider communication as both the problem and solution.

Write: Based on course materials and your own reflections, address the following:

  • Describe a time you found yourself in a situation where you faced a specific form of communication apprehension in the workplace. Be sure to explain the apprehension itself and how you experienced it. If your work experience is limited, consider a time when you were working with others in a different context, such as school or a club.
  • Based on advice from Bevan and Sole (2014), explain some specific strategies you can use to overcome the communication apprehension(s) you listed and make yourself a more competent communicator.
  • Read and formally cite Bevan and Sole to discuss the role of communication in being a professional.

Thoroughly address all three elements of this prompt by writing at least two to three sentences on each element. Use the course readings at least once to help you make your points. Consider copying and pasting these tasks into a word file and addressing each of them separately.

Your initial response should be 200 to 300 words in length


Prepare: To prepare for this discussion post, you must do the following:

  • Watch the video Connected, but alone.
  • Read Chapter 7 in the course text. Focus especially on section 7.4.
  • Based on what you’ve learned in these readings and videos, consider the importance self-disclosure in connecting with others and psychological health.
  • Read the writing prompt below in its entirety. Notice that there are three tasks to complete:
    • Define self-disclosure and explain its importance.
    • Think about how computer mediated communication has influenced patterns of self-disclosure and connecting with others.
    • Make connections between the themes of computer-mediated communication (CMC), isolation, and psychological health.
  • Review the grading rubric.

Reflect: Take time to reflect on the role of self-disclosure in the formation and sustenance of relationships. Consider when it is appropriate and how this can change over time or in various contexts.

Write: Based on what you have learned in Chapter 7 of Bevan and Sole (2014) and the video by Sherry Turkle (2012), address the following:

  • What is self-disclosure and how does it allow us to form bonds with others and become more self-aware?
  • How has computer-mediated communication (and social media specifically) influenced patterns of self-disclosure and connecting with others?
  • Why is self-disclosure and “connecting” with others important in psychological health?

Thoroughly address all three elements of this prompt by writing at least two to three sentences on each element. Use the course readings at least once to help you make your points. Consider copying and pasting these tasks into a word file and addressing each of them separately.

Your initial response should be 200 to 300 words in length

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School: University of Virginia

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Running Head: ROLE OF SELF-DISCLOSURE IN SUSTAINING RELATIONSHIPS

Role of Self-Disclosure in Sustaining Relationships
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ROLE OF SELF-DISCLOSURE IN SUSTAINING RELATIONSHIPS

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Role of Self-Disclosure in Sustaining Relationships
Effective communication in the workplace is a crucial aspect of success for every leader,
organization, employee and supervisor. Essentially, good communication skills are a prerequisite
for most fields’ advancement particularly to exercise influence within and beyond the work
group. Self-disclosure in communication improvement goes without saying. The process of selfdisclosure refers to the purposeful revelation of an individual to other people (Bevan J, 2014).
Self-disclosure helps in the formation of bonds with one another through companionship
whereby a person is in control of unhealthy mechanical attachments. On a different note,
isolation sets up an individual to extreme problems that require addressing and creating
awareness with oneself and technological relationships. Nevertheless, technological grip goes
against the natural human interactions which explain the need for enlightenment and illustration
of the negative influences involved in the journey of self-discovery. ...

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