Identify what communications theories apply to this organization.

Choose one of the three critical events listed below that would affect communication within your selected Virtual Organization:

Leadership change such as a change in the chief executive officer or superintendent, political change, or major changes in management department heads

Reorganization such as a merger or takeover; change in community or industry image or stature; gaining or losing accreditation; political change; or major employment changes such as outsourcing, layoffs, expansion, and foreign labor

Crisis within an industry

Business: ethical violations, technological malfunction, major financial loss

Schools: change in stature, ethical violations, violence, major gang or drug incident

Health care: wrongful death, medication error, ethics violation

Government: mismanagement of funds, ethical violations, lack of response or preparedness, conflicting parties

Note. You must use your chosen critical event throughout all subsequent weekly assignments.

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper.

Address how your selected Virtual Organizational critical event affects the following:

Interpersonal communication ethics

Perceptions of power

Communication during conflict

Intercultural and diversity conflict

Communication climate

Identify what communications theories apply to this organization. You may choose from the following communications theories:

General Systems theory

Cognitive Dissonance Theory

Social Exchange Theory

Social Penetration Theory

Face-negotiation theory

Any other communication theory you studied in your BS/COM coursework. You may reference Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application by R. West & L.H. Turner in the University Library eBook collection.

Explain how the application of a theoretical perspective would help the organization respond to this critical event.

Describe how the implementation of effective communication strategies might help the organization overcome this negative situation and arrive at a positive outcome.

Include a minimum of four academic sources.

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