Assignment # 1 – Chapter 8 Case: Whole Foods


The Impersonal Nature of an Online Forum

  1. Discuss how the basic interpersonal communication model that is presented in Figure 8.1 can be applied to the impersonal nature of an online forum
  2. How does defensive communication enter into this case?
  3. How is the Internet transforming the way people communicate?
  4. Discuss the ethical problems that are revealed by examining John Mackey’s online postings in relation to the communications provision of the Whole Foods Declaration of Interdependence?