Application of Managerial Communications
Book: Hynes, G. E. (2010). Managerial communication: Strategies and applications (5th ed.). New York, NY: McGrawHill Irwin.
Within the textbook, Hynes presents a strategic approach to the managerial communication process by dividing communication into three integrated yet distinct layers. Using Hynes’ discussion as a baseline, prepare a professional report that expands this fundamental theory into practice. Research creditable sources, and 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 apply the selected business situation demonstrating success or failure on the part of management relative to message content, meaning, and delivery. Properly develop and include a visual aid to assist with the explanation of findings. The inclusion of graphics in any form will enhance the submitted assignment.
The written assignment essay should be between 1050 and 1400 words in length. The report should demonstrate mastery of the concepts in module 1, be written in the third person, and be presented without “spin” or editorializing.
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.
Note: This assignment is graded based on the activity specifications above using the Written Assignment Rubric. However, an essay that is poorly proofread or copyedited (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 written assignment, check the following:
1. 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.
2. 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. Wikipedia in NOT an acceptable academic source. Do not use it as a citation.
3. 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?i.e., the scenario, situation, or event?must serve as an example that shows the mentor that a lesson can be applied to the workplace.
4. Self-check your work by methodically relating the grading rubric to completed work.