Carolina Shephard |
Communication Theory Paper |
Communication theory can be defined as the theory of the communication of information from point A to point B. Communication is studied by scholars, and is broken up into semiotics, media effects, and message production. The aspects of communications that have the greatest affect in everyday life are interpersonal, and intrapersonal. Communication is an important part and concern in many organizations. With many organizations having such a diverse workforce communicating has an impact on how well employees, patient and family members interact together. Many communication issues arise due to the ...view middle of the document...
The receiving party must not only be able to comprehend the message but also be persuaded enough to understand what it is being asked by them.
The United States Army has announced a new form of communication tool they will be using to get in contact with new recruits. The communication tool is a popular web service called Facebook, which serves to attract new members to the Army. The Army’s use of social media networks such as Facebook have shown the innovative ways that businesses can interact with the public. The social media networks allow anyone to reach a wide range of people from different parts of the world. The internet especially has made big contributions to the area of communication theory because of its use of email and other social networking tools. When considering team and group organizations in the Army, it is important for the soldiers and the commanding officers to be on the same page when it comes to communication. The Army also has the added pressure of exchanging sensitive information that they do not want the enemy to get a hold of, which means their communication tools must not only deliver a message but also be hidden from unwanted parties. Secret code is a type of communication tool that is unique to the Army because it is necessary to be both communicated to one party while also being hidden from another. Some businesses do this as well with their competitors but not nearly as much as the Army.