As communicators we need to step up and influence those above us that the seismic shift of communication that evangelists like myself and others keep trumpeting about is very real, very now and very important.
As part of my musing and mulling over Symbolic Convergence Theory (SCT), I have been considering James Olufowote’s rather good article from 2006, ‘Rousing and redirecting a sleeping giant: Symbolic convergence theory and complexities in the constitution of collective action’. One of Olufowote’s ideas is to progress SCT by adding Karl Weick’s ideas on sensemaking [...]
Part One of a three-part series I have finally settled on my theory of study and my approach. Eschewing psychological theories, I am going back to communication’s roots by looking at Bormann’s Symbolic Convergence Theory. Symbolic Convergence Theory Symbolic Convergence Theory (SCT) is a theory-method complex (Vazquez 1993); much applied research has been conducted with [...]
The focus gets tighter and tighter (thankfully). It makes sense, seeing as how I have an astonishing portfolio of work that I’ve written for workshops and presentations, plus a forthcoming book (in print) on social media for business communicators, that I focus my research question whilst at the same time utilising my body of consultancy [...]
It’s crunch time. All of those suggestions from Jackie Cook that I write, write, write and never stop are finally making sense. I have to start my doctorate over completely from scratch – including the initial proposal – and have 12 months in which to write and research and submit it. That is a nightmare-ish [...]