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Chapter 12 Sustaining Communications Structures and Processes

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There is a need to develop structures that enable communications to become part of the organisational process. The chapter therefore centres on team building approaches that develop a system of semantic communication that can help establish coherent communications processes. 12.1 The Need to Make Social Communities Viable Most social communities suffer from pathologies, and they can both deal with them and develop sustainable viability if they develop abilities to locally and globally consciously intensify the knowledge associated with their superstructure (e.g., tasks) and substructure (e.g., issues), and develop their capacity for intelligence. They often maintain their pathologies unrecognised as they move through crises, and infrequently understand how to replace them with viability. Some are more concerned with phenomenal aspects of the community that relate to steering media like money (or profitability) and power. Few invest in seeking pathological diagnosis and strategies for improvement. Where social communities have become conscious of the need to deal with their pathologies and act on this awareness usually seek facilitators to help them. A facilitator can be selected internally to th

Year: 2011
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