Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) heading the team.
Since the workplace setting is at the NYPD, the communication patterns exemplified and manifested in the series are comprised of highly professionalized with technical forensic details on the crimes the group intents to solve. Verbal communication patterns showed the relaying words which are clear and understandable despite differences from the cast’s ethical or educational backgrounds. Since the team is comprised of forensic investigators, the quality of information relayed manifests highly professional orientations with topics on medical diagnosis and prognosis of death being exchanged.
Non verbal communication patterns through facial expressions, gestures, eye contacts, body signals are abundantly used due to the delicate nature of work being done on the scene. When investigations require silence because of the need to keep some pieces of information confidential until duly examined, the use of nonverbal communication patterns reveal the emotions and intents of the cast.
The television series exemplifies that effective communication is relayed despite diversity in gender, race or cultural background through the use of both verbal and nonverbal communication patterns which are clearly understood by a team of highly professional people delving into a common goal: to solve crime at the most effective and scientific way.
Another television series located in a fictitious William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio, uses the school as a workplace setting where various experiences of students with vocal talents are explored. The series is categorized as a musical comedy which earned various awards and citations. However, due to the enormity of characters presented in the series, the interplay of communication patterns was mainly focused and expressed through songs as the medium of self-expression. There are lots of power plays being manifested