21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook (21st by William F. Eadie

By William F. Eadie

Through a hundred entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE twenty first Century Reference sequence volumes on verbal exchange will spotlight an important subject matters, matters, questions, and debates any pupil acquiring a level within the box of conversation should have mastered for effectiveness within the twenty first Century. the aim is to supply undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference resource that might serve their examine wishes with extra distinctive info than encyclopedia entries yet no longer as a lot jargon, element or density as a magazine article or a learn guide bankruptcy.

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The future of the communication discipline lies not only in celebrating our past but also in honoring our obligation and commitment to the human condition. In this sense, we embrace the idea of communication both as an intrinsic part of the human condition and as an ideal for making a difference in the lives of those who surround us, locally and globally. References and Further Readings Abramson, M. , Breul, J. , & Kamensky, J. M. (2006). Six trends transforming government. Washington, DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government.

Regardless of physical or virtual means, increasing community involvement and participation spawns positive civic and social effects often referred to as resilience. “Resilience is a community-building idea promulgated by Grotberg (2002). Resilient communities are those that enjoy strong relationships within and outside the family, understand the need for vibrant community services (such as education, health, social welfare), and are energetic in developing a community climate that is compassionate, empathic, respectful, and communicative.

There is often an assumption that more communication is better. That is, we should always communicate to fix our problems. Communication scholars have frequently agreed that less talk is sometimes better. One of the hallmarks of conflict management techniques is avoidance in certain situations—cooling-off periods. In other instances of strategic interaction management, less talk and more action is a superior alternative. Walk the walk should not be discounted. Issues of access and responsible communication will continue to capture our attention.

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