Developing Communications Policy

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In this assignment, you will prepare a communications  policy for a company that you are familiar with or a fictitious company  you create. The communications policy will map the type of  communications messages (e.g., organizational or strategic changes,  procedural changes, information important to organizational subgroups,  confidential information, unwelcome information, etc.).

Using the module readings and the Argosy University  online library resources, research requirements of and methods of  creating communications policy documents.

Create a communications policy document that covers the following:

  • Identify the audience
  • Describe the media (including social media) to be used
  • List and explain the appropriate approvals required
  • Explain the tools and tactics to be used

In developing your plan, you should utilize at least  five peer-reviewed articles in addition to the readings from the  textbook and online resources.

Write a 6–7-page paper in Word format. Apply APA  standards to citation of sources. 

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria  Maximum Points

Developed  a comprehensive communications policy that covers all the different  types of communications messages (e.g., organizational or strategic  changes, procedural changes, information important to organizational  subgroups, confidential information, unwelcome information, etc.).  40    Described in detail the media (including social media) that should be used.  40

Explained the appropriate approvals that would be required.  40

Explained the tools and tactics to be used in the communications.  40

Wrote  in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical  scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and  displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.  40

Total:  200

References that can be used below

Profiles in Diversity Journal (2011).

2. Barrett, D. J. (forthcoming 2013–2014). Has new digital media reconfigured traditional intercultural variables. Research conducted for the Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization.

3. Hall, E. T. (1959). The Silent Language. Westport, CT; Greenwood Press.

4. Spencer-Oatey, H. (2000). Culturally Speaking: Managing Rapport through Talk across Cultures. London: Continuum.

5. Languages of the World (2013).

6. O’Hara-Devereaux, M., and Johansen, R. (1994). Globalwork: Bridging Distance, Culture, and Time. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

7. O’Hara-Devareaux, M., and Johansen, R. (1994).

8. For more on the variables, see the books by Edward T. Hall, a prolific researcher and writer on culture and the one to whom most recent writers on the subject refer. In addition, you will want to look at Hofstede’s Culture and Organizations and Inglehart and Welzel’s Modernization, Culture, Change, and Democracy, as well as their Value Map. If you desire a more complex but also useful, framework, you should look at the one provided by Walker, Walker, and Schmitz in their book Doing Business Internationally. Although some have criticized Hall and Hofstede for being dated and limited too much to geography, recent studies have shown that their concepts still have validity and that the communication patterns today “still resonate with the cultural dimensions proposed decades ago” See in particular Würtz, E. (2005). A cross-cultural analysis of websites from high-context cultures and low-context cultures. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 11, No. 1, article 13.

9. O’Hara-Devereaux and Johansen have pulled much of Edward T. Hall’s distinctions on space under context, so this discussion will follow that combination as well.

10. Condon, J. C. (1975). An Introduction to Intercultural Communication, New York: Macmillan.

11. Hall (1959).

12. O’Hara-Devereaux and Johansen (1994).

13. Hofstede, G. (1997). Culture and Organizations: Software of the Mind. New York: McGraw-Hill, p. 28.

14. Hofstede (1997), p. 26.

15. Den Hartog, D.N. (2004). Leading in a global context: Vision in complexity. In The Blackwell Handbook of Global Management: A Guide to Managing Complexity. Eds. H.W. Lang, et al. Also, see Den Hartog, et al. (1999). Culture specific and cross-culturally generalizable implicit leadership theories, Leadership Quarterly, 10 (2), 219–256.

16. Hofstede (1997).



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