Application of Managerial Communications
Using the research resources available to you through the Thomas Edison State University portal or your course site:
- Outline a strategic approach to the managerial communications process.
- Identify a managerial situation that exemplifies the use or misuse of these layers of communication.
Focus the subject of the report on managerial communication theory, and discuss the selected business situation with the goal of demonstrating success or failure on the part of management in regard to message content, meaning, and delivery. Properly develop and include a visual aid to assist with the explanation of findings. Ensure that this visual is anchored in the discussion; you might say, for example, “As seen in Figure 1, …” Visuals should have titles and captions that include an object’s label, purpose, and copyright information when necessary.
The written assignment essay should be between 1050 and 1400 words (4 to 6 pages) in length. The report should demonstrate mastery of the concepts in Module 1, be written in the third person, and be presented without editorializing. Prior to posting, ensure that your entry is an analysis and not simply a summary of findings.
The paper must be written in conformance with the citation formatting requirements of APA style, and all sources, whether directly quoted or paraphrased, must be cited in the text of your assignment as well as included on a References page. Applying APA style can be easily accomplished by using Word’s “References” tab or by following the formatting requirements of the APA (http://www.apastyle.org).
Note: This assignment is graded based on the activity specifications above using the Written Assignment Rubric. However, an essay that is poorly proofread or copy edited (and thus that does not clearly articulate the thoughts of its author) cannot receive a grade higher than satisfactory (C+). Please review both the assignment description and the rubric carefully for the required details.
Before Submitting Your Assignment
Before submitting any of the discussion postings or written assignments, check the following:
- Carefully proofread your document and make any revisions to grammar, content, and style. With the exception of correspondence, professional reporting is prepared objectively in the third person to limit any possible author bias. Eliminate any vague pronouns from the composition (i.e., pronouns that lack concrete antecedents. Check tense, since most reports are written in the literary present to provide a sense of timeliness for the reader. Past tense is best saved for historical reporting, and future tense is appropriate when a report’s subject centers on a prediction.
- Ensure that any ideas that are not your original work (ideas you have taken from the work of others) are correctly referenced using APA citation format for both in-text and bibliographic entries.
- Evaluate the document to affirm that the topic of the submission directly relates to the subject of the course (i.e., managerial communications). An essay must clearly demonstrate competency of a lesson learned by including appropriate theory, concepts, and vocabulary. The object of the report—that is, the scenario, situation, or event—must serve as an example that shows the mentor that a lesson can be applied to the workplace.
- Self-check your work by methodically relating the grading rubric to completed work.