The paper "Digital Communication in the Written Sign System of Human Communication" is a wonderful example of a Management Research Paper. Materialism greatly influences contemporary communication in the dynamic age positively. Better laptops, pricy smartphones and faster internet channels are examples of materials that are crucial for enhanced online, and offline communication among many people in the digital age. The suitability of material possessions to certain communication settings determines the quality of communication. For example, comparing the various feature phones that exist in the industry to the newer smartphones being introduced and that has expanded and grown exponentially highlights the essence of materialism in digital-age communication.
Smartphones provide numerous dialogue settings from social networking, to new age communication and social applications, which have made digital communication not only fast but also relatively cheaper. Arguably, cheaper and faster transportation infrastructure also plays a vital role in enhancing physical communication. Through social media, people have been able to create social relationships with people from different continents, and this has thus made it easier for people physically visiting their newly found connections, both on business and friendship purposes.
Decades ago, in the absence of social media, internet connectivity and social applications such as Skype, such relationships were absent due to the lack of composed transportation and communication infrastructural settings present in the modern-day. The digital age, has hence diversified communication, improving its current state, and even creating greater heights for social communication. Purpose & Aims The core aim of this research was to establish the connection between material possessions and communication in the digital age. The key goal is to establish the relativity between material objects and communication, both from a physical and a virtual perspective.
Other aims include: To determine the extent to which embodied experience and materials or objects remain profoundly fundamental in the context of the digital age To evaluate various analogies of communication with reference to the digital era To critical examine the role of material objects in relation to fostering or limiting communication To deduce the relationship between material possessions and communication in the context of the digital age Key Research Questions This research exercise sought to address the following key research questions: To what extent embodied experience and material, objects remain profoundly fundamental, if not more important, part of the so-called ‘ digital age’ . What are the various aspects or analogies of communication in relation to the digital era? What is the role of material objects in fostering and hindering communication? What is the connection between material possessions and communication in the digital age? Methodology The research materials mainly used through the research will be secondary journals whose insights are equally effective in developing sound research.
Online peer-reviewed journals discussing various aspects of digital communication, inclusive of the role of material objects in fostering and hindering communication.
Newspaper articles and magazine reviews pertaining to the subject present a favorable source of information for the research and will be deeply employed in the sourcing of information for the project. Likewise, books and similar sources with vital information will also be used in the research. Background In the digital world, online communication is valued by organizations as a way to increase competitiveness and reduce organizational costs (Yuka et al, 2007). Online networks have also assisted the organization to overcome physical boundaries and expand into global markets. The online culture has been developing and over the past few years, it has become the new transitional trend for both formal and informal communication.
Though treasured greatly, online communication poses a major threat to individual working and group performance in the organization. This is motivated by the distractions that online communication present, coupled with the ease of communication, which tailors increased communication, and reduced concentration on organizational goals and objectives back in the physical world (Yuka et al, 2007). Different cultural backgrounds view digital communication differently. Western nations value digital communication more than African and Asian communities, whose preference is more inclined to physical communication.
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