The purpose of this assignment is to practice applying communication concepts to real life. Choose an individual who lived part of their adult work life BEFORE the widespread use of the smart phone. Interview that person about different ways in which COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE was different BEFORE they had a smart phone, and how it changed once they got one. Plan your questions carefully to get at his/her perceptions of how different affordances of the smart phone have affected communication in the workplace.
Write a 2-page single-spaced paper (typed) in which you apply the information you get from your interviewee to some issues and concepts raised in chapter 7 in the textbook on “Media” AND chapter 11 on “Organizations”. (That is, DO NOT simply report your interview!) Make sure to address explicitly in your paper the question of how the smartphone affected or changed communication in the workplace, by building a clear, strong connection between the concepts or issues you choose from the textbook, and the information you got from your interviewee. Please use proper citation format when referring to the textbook.
textbook: communication and human behavior 6th edition