BUS 305 Week 1

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BUS 305 Week 1

  1. 1. BUS 305 Week 1
  2. 2. Agenda • Overview of course and syllabus • Role of communication in business • Communication in organizations • Communicating in teams • Collaborative writing • Networking
  3. 3. Syllabus • Course content and outcomes • Deliverables • Success in BUS 305
  4. 4. Role of Communications in Business • Brainstorm: • How is business success driven by communication? • How is success in accounting, finance, marketing, CIS, or management driven by communication?
  5. 5. Effective v Efficient • What is the difference? • How do you define each? • Why are both important? • Why are both critical to communication
  6. 6. 3 Levels of Communication in Organizations • Management • Teams • Individual/interpersonal
  7. 7. Managerial Communication • Planning • Organizing • Monitoring • Leading
  8. 8. Team Communication • Ineffective teams communicate by __________ • Effective teams communicate by __________
  9. 9. Optimizing Team Communication • Listening • Appropriate socialization and maturity • Leadership not control • Trust • Meet effectively (agendas, outcomes, accountability)
  10. 10. Collaborative Writing • Understand the writing task • Select an effective team • Create a detailed sketch/outline • Develop style guide/rules • Assign tasks skillfully (writing, editing, production) • Establish deadlines and hold each other accountable
  11. 11. Networking • Develop this skill now! • Learn to be fearless • Communication skills critical • Occurs in person and online • Activity: Meet 5 people • Send me an email introduction

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