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Organizational Communication

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Although there are varying definitions of organizational communication, on a basic level, it can be described as the study and analysis of the communication processes that occur in organizational and work settings. In other words, this area of study uses communication to describe and explain organizations. Organizations themselves can take many forms but are essentially bodies of people organized around a specific purpose. Organizational communication is a subdivision of the field of communication and is one of the core areas of communication inquiry. Organizational communication is a prominent field of communication research, fueled by both quantitative and qualitative methods; common methods of studying organizational communication phenomena include experimental observation, surveys, network mapping, behavior modeling, interviewing, discourse analysis, and more.

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