Communication Activities in the 21st Century Business Environment
business practices, curriculum design, pedagogy
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly
Effective undergraduate instruction requires accurate knowledge of professional communication practices and employer expectations, but ongoing contradictions between academic and professional expectations reflect historical, rhetorical, and pedagogical causes for inaccurate presumptions. Taking a customer service perspective, one business faculty revised its undergraduate goals in terms of empirically determined employer expectations. Interviewing professionals familiar with expectations of entry-level business graduates, the authors identified 10 communication activities, each comprising three to nine subtasks that constitute entry-level communication competencies. The results suggest a need to reconsider traditional curricular organization and instructional focus across the business curriculum to develop relevant skills across all business majors.
Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Department of Accounting
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Cyphert, Dale; Holke-Farnam, Corrine; Dodge, Elena N.; Lee, W. Eric; and Rosol, Sarah, "Communication Activities in the 21st Century Business Environment" (2019). Faculty Publications. 503.