ERIC Number: ED230992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Necessary Functions and Competencies for Organizational Communication Specialists.
Fish, Sandra L.
Sixty-five organizations responded to a survey designed to gather data for use in curriculum development in organizational communication. A five-item questionnaire was used to elicit information concerning (1) competencies needed for specialists in an organizational communication center or department; (2) educational background desirable for such specialists; and (3) different functions performed by communication specialists. Results showed that the competencies of writing, media production, interpersonal effectiveness, listening, and diagnosis were considered extremely important for communication specialists. Education considered important for the specialist included a heavy emphasis on writing of all types, media production, and some business education courses. Four types of functions emerged for the communication specialist: running training and development programs, providing communication services, establishing communication projects, and offering development opportunities for department members. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association (Ocean City, MD, April 27-30, 1983).