Business Communication Management Term Paper by Nicky

A look at the importance of business communication.
# 150726 | 1,677 words | 15 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Mar 31, 2012 in Business (Administration) , Communication (General)

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This paper explains the important functions that business communications facilitate and explores many of the modern-day challenges that business communicators must now address. First, the paper defines the five major functions of business communications. Then it considers some challenges of business communications in today's business environment. This includes the changing global economy and therefore developing intercultural communication. Next, the paper explores how the multigenerational workplace impacts communications, which includes a discussion about social media. The paper concludes by summarizing the importance of effective business communication for the well-being of a company, its employees and other stake-holders.


The Functions of Business Communication
New Business Communication Challenges and Needs

From the Paper:

"Information overload is a phenomenon negatively impacting workers and the organization as explained by Wilson (2001). On a personal level, there is often a perception that the information associated with work tasks is greater than can be managed effectively, and a perception that such overload creates a degree of stress for which the coping strategies are ineffective. At the organizational level, situations arise in which the extent of perceived individual information overload is sufficiently widespread within the organization as to reduce the overall effectiveness of management operations. Information overload is happening because of many factors. Technology has certainly increased the volume of information that is produced and distributed. Globalization, has increased the volume of communication between different parts of a business; de-regulation has increased competition and, consequently, the work-loads of employees; out-sourcing has increased the number of organizations with which a company needs to communicate; and downsizing has increased pressure on the remaining staff to pick up the slack (Information overload) . A Reuter's survey identifies the following detriments of information overload..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • A critical component of your communication strategy.
  • Corporate social responsibility: It's no longer an option (2008, July).
  • DuPraw, M.D. and Axner, M. Working on common cross-cultural communication challenges. PBS.
  • Ethics in business communication.
  • Goman. C.K. Communicating across cultures.

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