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
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
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.