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This book focuses on the types of risky interactions that threaten identities, relationships, and sometimes careers, including voicing dissent, repairing broken relationships, managing privacy, responding to harassment, offering criticism, and communicating emotion. Each chapter is grounded in real-life organizational scenarios, includes recent research, applies a standard theoretical framework, and illustrates a full range of communicative tactics and discourse practices. Throughout the book, authors Vincent R. Waldron and Jeffrey W. Kassing provide examples to spur thinking, raise questions, and help readers understand how organizations benefit when employees communicate in ways that manage risk.

Monitoring Organizational Romance
Monitoring organizational romance

Over a year ago, I was promoted, much to the dismay of my store manager, Dave. Dave and I never truly saw eye to eye. Ever since the man came to our store, he's never liked me. He doesn't smile, laugh, or even appreciate me. I m a damn good employee, and he never recognizes me. Basically, I was promoted, and my manager Dave wasn't happy. He constantly spent time with a coworker named Anna. I began watching their friendship develop. They went from laughing to flirting to escapades in the backroom. Everyone began to notice their behaviors, but I was the gossiper in the store. I spread the news of the relationship so fast. I felt like the National ...

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