COM 101 WEEK 5 DISCUSSION - 100132

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COM 101 WEEK 5 DISCUSSION "Listening" Please respond to the following: • The CEO of the company you work for just announced that 20 people were terminated due to budget cuts. You find out that one of those people is your co-worker, Kathy, that you have had lunch with every week for 10 years straight. She comes to you to share how she’s feeling, and for advice on what her next steps will be. • What type of listener would you plan to be and why? Choose one of the following, and provide an explanation of your choice: • People-Oriented (A friend willing to lend an ear) • Action-Oriented (Can grow frustrated with a disorganized speaker) • Content-Oriented (Soaks up many perspectives on an issue) • Time-Oriented (More concerned about time than the content of the message) NOTE: MORE THAN ONE ANSWER POSTED CHOOSE ANY
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"Listening" Please respond to the following:

  • The CEO of the company you work for just announced that 20 people were terminated due to budget cuts. You find out that one of those people is your co-worker, Kathy, that you have had lunch with every week for 10 years straight. She comes to you to share how she’s feeling, and for advice on what her next steps will be. 
  • What type of listener would you plan to be and why? Choose one of the following, and provide an explanation of your choice:
    • People-Oriented (A friend willing to lend an ear)
    • Action-Oriented (Can grow frustrated with a disorganized speaker)
    • Content-Oriented (Soaks up many perspectives on an issue)
    • Time-Oriented (More concerned about time than the content of the message) 

Having a company downsize for any reason is never a fun experience.  Watching your close co-worker get terminated is scary because most people subconsciously  wonder where on this list they might be.  Are they number next if there is another round of budget cuts?

For me, being a sympathetic listener for your co-workers is extremely important.  Being people oriented and caring about what is going on in the lives of my co-workers in all situations affects me.  When individuals ex

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