First, read the assignment instructions in our Unit Information Guide for Assignments threeandfour.
The interview assignment (recording) and the report are closely linked. You need to interview someone who works in an organisation of more than four people, about communication in their organisation. You need tochoose three topicsfrom the list below and find out what communication strategies and issues your participant knows of surrounding these topics, from their business perspective.
· Business writing
· Social media / web-based communication strategies
· Intercultural communication
· Groups and teams
· Meetings & discussions (online and in-person)
· Trust development
· Conflict resolution
Your full recorded interview becomes the basis of your report. Drawing on materials from Topics 7 to 12 identify and evaluate the interpersonal communication strategies and issues in your participant’s organisation from the employee’s point of view.
Relate these issues to theory and use academic research to support your findings. Present your findings in your report.
You must haveat least eightacademic, peer-reviewed references in your report.
Obviously, you will be focusing on three topics from the list above. Make sure you have read all pertinent unit resources for your chosen topics:
· the online study guide
· the set textbook sections
· the set readings
· the recorded lecturettes
Do some extra research and find academic resources such as pertinent journal articles, books, and other peer-reviewed material to support your analysis in your report. The textbook counts as an academic, peer-reviewed resource.
Your report should be structured as per the advice in Topic six "essays and reports", and the advice given in our textbook (from page XXXXXXXXXXNote that the examples in the textbook are, actually, exemplars from High Distinction COM00207 student work for this selfsame assignment - so they are very pertinent to you.
Stay in touch with your tutor/lecturer during the coming period. Remember - the main reason people fail this subject is not because they fail per se, but because they don't complete the assignments. So, stay in touch, and stay motivated.