Organizational Communication: Theory and Behavior provides in-depth coverage of human communication in modern organizations. This contributed volume explores topics such as chaos theory, gender, diversity, conflict, culture, ethics, technology, consulting and creativity and is designed to present students with both theoretical and practical information about how people communicate within organizations. This new, contributed volume of organizational scholarship is separated into four sections, Part I (Communication as Process) serves as a foundation for the text, providing a definition and a description of the different types and levels of communication. Perspectives on organizational communication are offered, as well as discussions of formal and informal communication networks, nonverbal communication, and the role of ethics in organizational communication. Part II (Organizational Life) focuses specifically on organizational behavior issues such as leadership, motivation, conflict management, creativity and persuasion. Part III (Contemporary Issues) addresses the current trends in the study of organizational communication. It looks at the roles of gender, the consultant, cultural diversity, and technology in the organizational setting. Part IV (Postscript) concludes the text with a general overview of the development of organizational communication as a field of study and provides insight into the future of organizational communication. Organizational Communication: Theory and Behavior will help increase students' understanding of the importance and the processes of organizational communication.