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Value of strategic ambiguity in organisational communication

Value of strategic ambiguity in organisational communication

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Published by Bournemouth University in Bournemouth .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementC.L. Shiel and O.D. Jones.
SeriesWorking papers in management series
ContributionsJones, O.D., Bournemouth University. The Business School.
The Physical Object
Pagination17p. ;
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20686617M

  A clear organization is a healthy organization. Actually, a clear organization is a fit organization because clarity informs decisions and decisions enable : Jeff Boss. As a specialization in our field, organizational communication can arguably be traced back to Alexander R. Heron’s book, Sharing Information With Employees that looked at manager-employee communication (Redding & Tompkins; Meyers & Sadaghiani). Putnam and Cheney stated that the specialization of “organizational communication grew out.

There are three things you can do today that will put you in a better position to manage strategic ambiguity: Take pragmatic action by getting back to basics to deliver value, placing intelligent. Argues against overemphasizing clarity in the research and teaching of organizational communication because clarity and openness are neither the norm nor sensible standards to gauge communication competence or organizational effectiveness. Defines strategic ambiguity and explores its use in organizations to accomplish goals. Presents suggestions for by:

The Strategic Use of Ambiguity Frank Riedely1 and Linda Sassz2 1Bielefeld University and Princeton University 2Bielefeld University and Universit e Paris 1 Panth eon{Sorbonne First Version: August 2, , This Version: Novem Abstract Ambiguity can be used as a strategic .   Since strategically ambiguous communications leverage the vagueness inherent in language, an explicit consideration of the ethics of strategic ambiguity is warranted. Ethics While strategic ambiguity can create beneficial outcomes for both senders and receivers in organizations, the deniability of ambiguous communications allows senders to avoid responsibility for their communications.


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Cited hundreds of times in the fields of Communication and Organizational Studies, this essay identified four functions of strategic ambiguity — specifically, its capacity to promote unified diversity, to preserve privileged positions, to foster deniability, and to facilitate organizational change.

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Eisenberg describes strategic ambiguity as a managerial approach where people in organizations deliberately use communication strategies that are not consistent over time or omit important.

Strategic ambiguity, as organizational communication expert Eric Eisenberg defines it, enables a company to express itself—its mission and goals—in a way that allows “the freedom to alter operations which have become maladaptive over time.”.

Explaining the strategic focus of the business and how it creates value for the customer and stakeholders helps employees understand how their work links directly to the success of the organization.

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Strategic ambiguity can also enhance a communicator's credibility with other organizational communicators. In the absence of a clear disconfirming message, a receiver will "attach a meaning that is congruent with his attitudes, thus assimilating the message" (Goss & Williams,p.

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It details the historical development of communications theories and comes from an internationally recognized leader in the theory and applications of organization by:   In short ambiguity seems to be a valuable strategic choice among communication professionals to adjust to organizational, societal and professional challenges.

The fact that ambiguity allows malleability, flexibility and, to some extent, deniability, offers great opportunities to address variations of issues and situations. Communication Monographs, 51, See an example of how strategic ambiguity and stakeholder theory, which we discussed in class this week, were used to study crisis communication: Ulmer, R.R., & Sellnow, T.L.

(). Consistent questions of ambiguity in organizational crisis communication: Jack in the Box as a case study. Eisenberg states that clarity in communication has the potential to put premature closure on situations in a way that may limit future options Thus, he argues for the use of strategic ambiguity during the early stages Journal of Communication Management Vol.

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Types of organizational communication can include superior to subordinate, co-worker to co-worker, and frontline to customer/client/guest, to name a few.