What percentage of your working day is involved in communication?

Week 1 Assignment: Communication Behavior Analysis

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· Due Friday by 12pm


· Points 30


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Required Resources Read/review the following resources for this activity:

· Textbook: Chapter 1, 5

· Lesson

Instructions Prove for yourself that communication is both frequent and important by observing your interactions for a one-day period. Record every occasion in which you are involved in some sort of human communication.

Based on your findings, answer the following questions:

1. What percentage of your working day is involved in communication?

2. What percentage of time do you spend communicating in the following contexts: interpersonal, dyadic, small group, and public?

3. What percentage of your communication is devoted to satisfying each of the following types of needs: physical, identity, social, and practical? (Note: you might try to satisfy more than one type at a time.)

4. Based on your analysis, describe at least 5 ways you would like to communicate more effectively. For each item on your list, describe the following:

· Who is involved (e.g., my boss, my co-workers, my friends, etc.)?

· How you would like to communicate differently (e.g., act less defensive, speak up more, etc.)?

Writing Requirements (APA format)

· Length: 1.5-2 pages

· 1-inch margins

· Double spaced

· 12-point Times New Roman font

Grading This activity will be graded based on the W1 Self-Evaluation Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 1, 2, 4, 5, 6

Due Date: By 12 p.m. EST on Sunday

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