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ERIC Number: ED127652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 9
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Communicative Process as a Behavioral System: Research Implications for Organizational Communication.
Goyer, Robert S.
The two words, "communication"--defined as the sharing of experience--and "process"--referred to as the movement of interrelated events or actions toward an identifiable goal--may be usefully viewed together as the goal-oriented combination of variables designed to produce at least a single communicative event. In an organizational setting, the assessment of this process, seen as a behavioral system, lends itself to the use of a systems approach. This approach facilitates the unification of divergent findings in almost any field of knowledge. Two of the many ways in which a systems approach might profitably be employed in organizational communication are in the assessment of communicative problems and in the area of systems management. (JM)
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Note: Paper prepared for the special edition of "Communication, Journal of the Communication Association of the Pacific" compiled for the C.A.P. Convention (Kobe, Japan, June 1976)