Critical Theoretical Theory

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The relevance of a critical theoretical perspective to the study of organisational communication Critical Theory reveals the oppressive social and technological structures that exist in organisations and various educational institutions, oppressive structures that which affect workers. Thus the Critical Theory perspective is relevant to the study of communication in that, the theory brings light to an existing organisational and higher institution problem that which employees may not have been able to address individually due to being the minority or being in a subordinate position. Thus Critical Theory is about highlighting societal consciousness in that the theory raises awareness about an oppressive organisational atmosphere that which is…show more content…
Firstly, by carefully defining the critical theoretical perspective and underpinning its relevance to the study of organisational communication. Secondly a brief discussion of the critical theory stance and the relevant theoretical assumptions that support the theory was provided. Thirdly the idea of power as conceptualised by critical theorists was described and the sources of power as well as the power imbalances that exist in the organisational context were discussed. And lastly an explanation of how the critical theory seeks to achieve emancipation of the oppressed was carefully…show more content…
Ontological position of the research assumption. (Du Plooy-Cilliers, 2014:23) states that the word ontology is also derived from the Greek language which is translated to being or that which is. Thus ontology is concerned with the study or reality and existence, this research assumption does however focus on the truth and the reality of existence. Ontological position of the Critical theory perspective Due to the origins of the theory, in the critical theoretical sense, it is considered extremely humanistic and as a research assumption that provides clarity for on the reciprocal nature of the relationship between management and everybody else. (as stated by (Deetz,
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