Explain the role of multicultural management in modern organizations. Offer one
example of how some organizations are adapting to the needs of their multicultural
employees and consumers.
When a major organization or corporation loses the personal data of its customers,
primarily through some form of computer hacking, what kind of pressure does that place
on the organization?
Give an example of botched multicultural management.
How does trafficking exploit individuals?
What are some of the sources for the ethical concerns that many individuals have
regarding major corporations and globalization?
What role do organizations such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank,
and the World Trade Organization play in shaping global conversations about the
What does it mean to say that questions about organizational communication are
situated and perishable? Provide an example of each.
A significant portion of Chapter 1 focuses on the new social contract. Define the new
social contract by explaining where it came from (i.e., What was the old social
contract?), how it changes modern organizations, and why individuals need to
understand it. Use examples throughout your essay to illustrate your points.
Part of understanding organizational communication means understanding the role that
new communication technologies play in our everyday lives. The text addresses social
networking sites such as Instagram, Snapshot, Vine, Twitter, and Facebook as forms of
new technology that are changing the ways in which we communicate. Explain what
new communication technologies include, and describe how social networking sites
operate as new communication technologies that help manage knowledge.