Discuss the Communication and WorkPlace Relationships
Discuss the Communication and WorkPlace Relationships.You will write a research paper on communication skills. The general nature of the paper is flexible, but it should relate to one or more of the topics that we discuss during the course.
Topics may include, but are not limited to*, the following:
1. Effective Public Speaking
2. Communication and Diversity in the Workplace
3. Listening Skills
4. Communication and Work Relationships
5. Verbal and Nonverbal Skills
6. Communication in Organizations
7. Negotiation and Conflict Management
8. Communication Skills and Leadership
9. Group Communication
10. Communication and Interviewing Skills
When planning and writing your paper, remember to develop a strong, clear thesis statement, and then support it with research throughout the paper. The paper should utilize but at the same time go beyond what we covered throughout the session about communication skills in the workplace. In this paper, your purpose is not merely to summarize literature. Rather, you need to gather factual information, data and/or cases that you can find about the topic, and then support your thesis statement with your references. This does not mean that you are required to gather new data. You may cite published books, peer-reviewed journal articles, research reports, government reports, reports from international organizations, cases or case study summaries, etc. that can help illustrate your points.
You may not cite the course textbook (O’Hair, Friedrich, & Dixon, 2016) in your research paper. I discourage citing information from any website in your paper, but if you choose to do so you may only cite directly from one website, and the website must end in .gov or .org. It’s fine for you to cite a research report or government publication that you found online, but you may not cite a non-peer-reviewed article, blog, or other publication that lacks rigor or research. The goal is for you to find, read, and cite peer-reviewed research, and to avoid citing sources that are not academic, factual, or research-based.