Do animals have language?
All animals communicate. But do they have language? Understand the four specific qualities we associate with language in order to know whether or not certain animals utilize some (or all) of those ... Keep reading "Os animais têm linguagem?"
Evolution's great mystery: Language
What we call language is something more specific than communication. Language is about sharing what's in our minds: stories, opinions, questions, the past or future, imagined times or places, ideas. It is fundamentally open-ended, and can be used to say an unlimited number of things. So what ... Keep reading "O grande mistério da evolução"
How miscommunication happens (and how to avoid it)
Have you ever talked with a friend about a problem, only to realize that he just doesn't seem to grasp why the issue is so important to you? Have you ever presented an idea to a group, and it’s met with utter confusion? What's going on here? Why miscommunication occurs so frequently ... Keep reading "Como a falha de comunicação acontece (e como evitá-la)"
What is Organizational Communication? – Matthew Koschmann
Introduces and explains the field of 'Organizational Communication' for students and those outside the 'Communication' discipline ... Keep reading "O que é comunicação organizacional? – Matthew Koschmann"
Organization and Institution – Philip Selznick
'Organization' and 'institution' are two terms used to analyze a single reality. Philip Selznick gives us his version of what this distinction means ... Keep reading "Organização e Instituição – Philip Selznick"
A Semiotic Theory of Institutionalization – Yuan Li
In Management Theory scholars emphasize that what actors do is often not what they say, but they tend to assume that what actors do is what they mean or that what they mean is what they say. These assumptions are problematic when studying the institutionalization process, where doing, saying, and meaning ... Keep reading "Uma teoria semiótica para o processo de institucionalização – Yuan Li"