Friday, October 8, 2010

Entry Nine

Story: 

Understanding what interpersonal relationships are, is an important step in understanding exactly what effective networking entails.  According to Terrence A. Doyle, ph. D, interpersonal communication is described “…in terms of relational contexts of interaction and the types of expectations that communicators have of one another” (Doyle, 2005).  However, this idea of understanding each other expectation is a complex task.  Based on research conducted by Doyle in 2005, there are four classic categories that man place their expectations in.  These categories are separated into, Family, Friendship, Romantic and Professional (2005).  In any circumstance, it was found that the most typical categories that people fell into at work; besides the obvious professional relationship, friendship takes a front seat in any media outlet.

Advice:

To succeed in long and lasting favorable networks, an individual needs to set up good, strong bonds.  To build strong bonds, one must act in a responsible, dependable, organized and persistent manner towards others.  Responsible in the sense that individuals need to take charge of what they say, and need to be responsible to be able to be open and receptive towards others (2005).  Being dependable towards not only ones responsibility towards others, but also dependable in acting in such a way that expectations are going to not shatter too often.  If people are unable to get any sense how others are, it will be hard for them to develop long and lasting relationships (Hoygen, 2004).  In media, people also need to organize and persistent in their own lives, so they show a shining example.  If someone has a hard time staying organized in their own life, the question of “how are they going to be organized and persistent in this relationship…” will fill the mind of the individual (2004).  True dedication towards those who are influential and those who can help develop an individual’s career, is crucial towards sustaining a healthy, progressive network.  Not only will you have the professional relationships to help get you through the toughest of tasks, but you will also have deeper relationship’s, that can help you develop even stronger bonds.

References:

Doyle, Terrence (2005). Retrieved March 31, 2009, from Types of Interpersonal Relationships Web site: http://novaonline.nv.cc.va.us/eli/spd110td/interper/relations/relations.html
Hoygan, Joyce (2004).Which Traits Predict Job Performance?. Journal of Applied Psychology. 15-33

15 comments:

  1. Good job on this entry... Well thought out and nice cites.

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  2. I agree with Bethzilla. You should look into writing a book, man.

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  3. This was part of my capstone. I will post more if people want to read more.

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  4. Very interesting read. Please do post more. I especially love this as it can be applied to everyday life.

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  5. awesome post! supporting you friend- and thanks for visting my blog!

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  6. ugh, im dreading my capstone class in two quarters. great work on this. I will read more if you post it. peoples bonds are important!

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  7. nice work here... btw, I have Hayden Panetierre bubbled on Enhanced by MS Paint :P

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  8. I majored in Rhetoric and Communication (Interpersonal Communication) in college and this is right up my alley!
    Love pieces that make me think!

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  9. I like the professionalism in your blog, maybe I should include references in mine too...

    Btw you can automatically cite everything with bibme, or just google automatic citation and it should be one of the first links =)

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  10. Where were you when I was in college? I could have used you to do my homework! lol

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  11. That is why the power-lunch, or networking lunch is so important.

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  12. That is so true! will follow the advice too :D

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  13. Every now and then, it is nice to have an intellectual moment.

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