This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center Dr. Linjuan Rita Men, Dr. Yufan Sunny Qin, Renee Mitson, and Dr. Patrick Thelen studied how organizational diversity communication efforts and employees’ cultural intelligence contributed to an inclusive organizational climate and enhanced employee engagement. Furthermore, they examined the relationship between employees’ racial minority status and … Continue reading Does Diversity Communication and Cultural Intelligence Matter?
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This summary is provided by the IPR Digital Media Research Center. SummaryThis study examined the relationship cultivation strategies and disaster social media functions that China’s Fortune 500 companies used in their Weibo posts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results showed that both relationship cultivation strategies and disaster social media functions effectively increased engagement between Chinese companies … Continue reading Relationship Cultivation and Public Engagement via Social Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic in China →
This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. SummaryThis study focused on the influence of startup CEO communication on the relational and behavioral outcomes of employees. Specifically, this study examined how the responsiveness, assertiveness, and authenticity of executive communication may impact an employee’s relationship with their employing startup organization as well as … Continue reading How CEO Responsiveness, Assertiveness, and Authenticity Impact Employees’ Relationships with the Organization →
This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. Summary Startups are an essential driver of economic growth within the market sector, as they contribute to innovation, competition, and new employment opportunities. Distinct from traditional large corporations with brand heritages, startup organizations often rely more on their leaders to communicate and establish a … Continue reading The Importance of Communicating “Vision, Passion, and Care” in a Startup Workplace →
This abstract is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center Summary This study explored whether and how startup leaders in China use motivating language to foster relationships between startups and their employees. Startups are defined as privately-held, small-to-medium-sized enterprises which are less than ten years old and driven by innovation and tech. Because startup … Continue reading Cultivating Relationships with Startup Employees: The Role of Entrepreneurs →
This blog is provided by the IPR Organizational Research Communication Center. With the accelerated rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, many employers now face the question: What and how should I communicate with my employees about COVID-19 vaccines? This is not only an issue that is relevant and important for employees’ health and safety, but also an opportunity … Continue reading Four Ways Companies Can Effectively Communicate with Employees about the COVID-19 Vaccine →
This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center Summary Although internal communicators have various tools to communicate with employees, internal social media offer a “synchronous” opportunity (allows two or more people to share communication in real-time) for organizations to share detailed, transparent, up-to-date information. Recently, more organizations are using internal social media. Despite … Continue reading Organizations’ Administration of Internal Social Media and Relationship Cultivation – From the Employee Perspective →
This summary is provided by the IPR Digital Media Research Center Summary This study explored the phenomenon of publics’ negative social media engagement by investigating the antecedents that can influence negative peer communication about companies on social media and its impact on the relationships. Specifically, this study used the socialization and social learning theory as … Continue reading Exploring Negative Peer Communication of Companies on Social Media and Its Impact on Organization-Public Relationships →
This summary is provided by the IPR Digital Media Research Center Summary This study examined whether and how internal social media influences employee engagement. Specifically, this study proposed and tested a conceptual model that links employees’ use of internal social media, their perceived organizational transparency, and organizational identification to employee engagement. The results showed that … Continue reading Examining the Effects of Internal Social Media Usage on Employee Engagement →
This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. Summary Organizational culture is a social glue that holds organizational members together and prescribes how things are understood, judged, and valued in an organization. The affective dimension of organizational culture, known as emotional culture, sets the tone for how members feel. Cultures of joy, … Continue reading Examining the Effects of Internal Communication and Emotional Culture on Employees’ Organizational Identification →
This post is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. As the novel coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe, businesses and their leaders are facing unprecedented challenges to adjust to the sudden and rapid changes, navigate through new realities, and sustain their business operations. Meanwhile, employees are experiencing challenges and stress due to the unforeseen … Continue reading Wartime Leadership Communication: How Should CEOs Communicate during the COVID-19 Pandemic? →
Summary When Bill Gates published and copyrighted his bestseller Business @ the Speed of Thought, readers did not protest upon thumbing a few pages in to see that the book was authored “with Collins Hemingway.” Likewise, for Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In (with Nell Scovell) or Howard Schultz’s Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without … Continue reading How CEO “Ghost-Posting” Affects Employee Perceptions on Leadership, Transparency, and Relationships →