Human Relations and Communications

Human Relations and Communications
Grand Canyon University: EDA575
January 23, 2015

As educational administration has shifted from a primarily managerial position to that of educational and academic leadership, there has also been a shift in the human relations and communications of the educational organizational environment.   Management is budgeting, planning, and allocating organizational resources to achieve an organizational goal.   Leadership is a process in which leaders influence a group to reach a common goal through an established vision.   In order to work well within the organizational environment of a school, superintendents, coaches, teachers, parents, community members and students must be able to communicate in a variety of effective modalities (Razik & Swanson, 2010).   Interpersonal and communication skills are essential to being a successful leader.   Understanding the evolution and theory of human relationships and communication is essential for effective organizational communication.   In order to understand the most effective forms of communication, it is important to first examine the evolution of human relations.

Human Relations
      Dealing with human relationships in the work setting is relatively new in the scope of human relation theory.   The first theory, Classical Theory, implies humans are mostly motivated to work by their need for a type of incentive.   In our society, that incentive is economic in nature.   Humans were perceived from an efficiency perspective or as a productivity resource, and as rebellious, greedy, aggressive, and uncooperative (Razik & Swanson, 2010).   Not long after this theory, we began to look more into Systematic Theory, which maintained that it was social needs, rather than money, that was most important to workers.   Human relations, as it is connected to leadership, can be categorized into four categories: human nature, human motivation, moral in organizations, and informal organizations....