Global Monsanto Legal and Technological Issues Paper
Option #1: Apply Your Knowledge
GIVEN THE SITUATION DESCRIBED BELOW, IF YOU WERE A STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION PROFESSIONAL, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Situation: Monsanto risks appearing inflexible or unresponsive to the concerns of employees and the community by positioning itself toward the advocacy end of the contingency continuum. Small and medium-sized family farmers may gain considerable traction in the court of public opinion by positioning themselves as victims of a corporate Goliath. In this case, Monsanto is probably best served by a move toward accommodating smaller farmers at some level, perhaps through special donations or reduced costs on its seed in certain communities. The company should also highlight any charitable works and community programs in which it is involved. At the same time, Monsanto’s public relations department must focus on clearly explaining the high costs of product development and the value of patented seed to the public, following the phases of strategic conflict management.
Joharis Window Project Communications Paper
Interpersonal Communication: Johari Window Assignment
DUE DATE: _POSTED ONBLACKBOARD________________
- PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT CAREFULLY.
- SINCE THIS IS THE MOST MAJOR ASSIGNMENTIN THIS CLASS, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS SEVERAL TIMES.
- HIGHLIGHT INFORMATION AND MAKE NOTES FOR YOURSELF AS YOU GO ALONG!
- THIS ENTIRE PROJECT IS SUBMITTED TO SAFEASSIGN – THE PLAGIARISM CHECKER.
- IF YOU USE ANY INFORMATION THAT IS NOT YOURS YOU MUST CITE APPROPRIATELY!
- IF YOU DON’T, THEN YOU WILL BE CITED FOR PLAIGIARISM!
- WORTH: 250 Points:
- 200 Points: Window and Essay
- 50 Points: Interview
- SUBMITTING THE ASSIGNMENT:
- Submit as ONE DOCUMENT with 3 Parts.
- If you submit 3 separate documents it will not be graded
- Upload to Assignment Link clearly marked: UPLOAD JOHOARI’S WINDOW HERE.
- If you submit it on the Discussion Board it will not be graded.
- GRADING: You will be graded on the following:
- See Rubric:
- GENERAL INFORMATION
Each area of this assignment is described below. Any repetition of any part of the description of this assignment is intentional.
WHAT IS THE JOHARI’S WINDOW?
READ THE TEXT.
- IT IS APPROPRIATELY DESCRIBED IN THE BOOK.
- RESOURCES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE TO ASSIST YOU WITH FURTHER UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONCEPT.
- The Johari’s Window—A Model of Self disclosure
Please read up about the Johari’s Window in your textbook. Please feel free to use sources external to your textbook to help with your understanding of this concept.
YOU MUST PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING:
- This project is about self-disclosing:
- learning about yourself by sharing information about yourself with othersAND
- allowing others to shareinformation (their perceptions) about you with you!
iii. SO, THIS PROJECT involves others. You cannot do it by yourself! You MUST INVOLVE OTHERS!
- THIS PROJECT: HOW WILL IT LOOK IN THE END?
- This Johari’s Window Assignment is a THREE-PART PROJECT AND It will be submitted in THREE PARTS:
Part One:An individual Johari Window Project: See example below
Part Two:A Summary of the experience in an essay format. See instructions below.
Part Three:An Interview Project: See Instructions below.
- PART ONE: THE JOHARI WINDOW PROJECT
YOU MUST DESIGN A WINDOW: HOW DO I DO THAT?
- YOU will select as many friends/family as you like to engage with for this project.
- YOU will engage them and ask them meaningful questions about YOU.
- These questions are designed to learn more about YOU.
- Then you will create your Window.
- Creating the Window: Process
The Johari’s Window will include two sets of information.
- the information that you already know about yourself AND
- the information that you received based on the engagement described above.
- Where do I put the information?
- The characteristics thatYOU KNOWabout yourselfwill go in the OPEN WINDOW AND THE HIDDEN WINDOW ONLY.
- The characteristics that OTHERS tell you about yourself will go in the BLIND WINDOW ONLY.Please see sample window below that describes the kind of information that would be included. Please note:
- This is SOMEONE ELSES WINDOW!
- Your window does not look like this.
III. You cannot explain someone else’s window.
- Your window is your window
- Number of Characteristics in each Window
- Each window must have four (4)characteristics/personality traits
- Those thatyou know you possess (for Open and Hidden Windows) and
- Those you were told (for Blind Window) by others that you possess.
- Finding the Right Words to use to describe you
- In this process of self-exploration, you may find that persons who you choose to ask about you, may not be able to find the right words to define/describe what they are thinking. Please feel free to send them to this website – http://www.kevan.org/johari– to assist them in that regard.
- Note: The quality of the (information in your window is very important. The more frivolous the content (name, date of birth, etc.) the less the grade will be. Talk about more meaningful aspects of YOU, WITHIN REASON, and within the confines of YOUR OWN COMFORT. Please make sure that you are comfortable with the information that you choose to reveal, as I cannot be held responsible for that information.
- PLEASE USE WORDS OR SHORT PHRASES IN THE WINDOW. Points will be taken off for sentences. Use sentences in your essay.
EACH WINDOW DESCRIBED
- Open Window
The open window has information that we knowabout ourselves and that those
around us know about us as well.
- We know things about ourselves that those close to us will know as well
- Those we interact with most often will know moreabout us. So generally, you can ask others questions that are confirmatory in nature; for example, you may say/ask: I am impatient, do you agree with me on this?) If the person says no, then you continue until you find agreement: information known to both of you.
- The Blind Window
The blind window will contain information that YOUDON’T KNOW. Very often we
interact with others but we don’t know what they see in us/about us that may be
revealing something about us to them.
- A question you can ask others is: “CAN YOU TELL ME ACHARACTERISTIC OR PERSONALITY TRAIT I HAVE, AND THAT YOU THINK I DON’T KNOW?”
- Usually, you will get several responses. Select what best suits you.
III. The Hidden Window
The hidden window contains the information that we know about ourselves but that we consider to be private, and therefore we do not want to show/share.
- Usually, we don’t share personal characteristics that we possess, especially when we don’t find them flattering. So, sometimes others are surprised when we reveal these things to them.
- But we grow from revealing and releasing these “secret” characters because they are no longer secrets and we must work on them or to learn from them.
- The Unknown Window
The unknown window remains unknown. However, because you don’t know this
information does not mean it doesn’t exist. It simply means you are not in
touch with it.
- This window remains blank.
- PART TWO: THE ESSAY OF THE ABOVE ACTIVITY
- In addition to the WINDOW, you will write an ESSAYas part of the Window project.
- ESSAY will be 2 pages long and will be graded according to the Standards below.
- Please Note: You cannot write Essay until AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED THIS WINDOW PROJECT.
- Both Window and Essay are due same time.
- Guiding questions:
Feel free to follow these questions as a guideline to write your essay
(According to www.businessdictionary.com/definition/guideline.html a GUIDELINE is defined as “Recommended practice that allows some discretion or leeway in its interpretation, implementation, or use.)
Who are the people you chose to ask about you?
Why did you choose these people?
What was the most challenging parts of this process for you?
How much of the information that you received did you believe?
How much of the information did you challenge?
How much did you compromise on?
Who were the persons you challenged the most? For example, did family member provide you with the information that you were most likely/least likely to believe
Of all the things that you could have included in your open and hidden windows, why did you choose what you wrote?
How did you finally decide what to put on your blind window?
What was the overall advanta