This blog is presented by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. In this blog, the author shares a few communication approaches that can help engage millennials better. The ongoing debate on engaging millennials now probably has an outcome. The verdict – millennials are just like every other generation1. When we are younger, we value our … Continue reading Five Recommendations to Communicate Effectively with Millennials
This post is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. What can internal communications do to create a sense of belonging among employees? Stated simply: increase employees’ level of motivation. I don’t understand motivation as the act of cheering and encouraging others. I view motivation as providing reasons and motives for action. Internal communicators … Continue reading Internal Communications As a Tool to Create a Sense of Belonging
Author(s), Title and Publication Braun, S., Hernandez Bark, A., Kirchner, A., Stegmann, S., & Van Dick, R. (2015). Emails from the Boss—Curse or Blessing? Relations Between Communication Channels, Leader Evaluation, and Employees’ Attitudes. International Journal of Business Communication, 56(1), 50-81. doi: 10.1177/2329488415597516 Summary Leadership communication is crucial to organizational success as leaders use communication to convey … Continue reading Emails from the Boss—Curse or Blessing?
Author(s), Title and Publication Suh, J., Harrington, J., & Goodman, D. (2018). Understanding the link between organizational communication and innovation: An examination of public, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations in South Korea. Public Personnel Management, 47(2), 217-244. doi:10.1177/0091026018760930 Summary Research suggests that an organization’s internal communication facilitates continuous change. However, the effects of communication on organizational innovation, specifically … Continue reading Organizational Communication and Innovation in South Korea
Author(s), Title and Publication Men, L. R., Chen, Z. F., & Ji, Y. G. (2018). Walking the talk: An exploratory examination of executive leadership communication at startups in China. Journal of Public Relations Research, doi: 10.1080/1062726X.2018.1455147 Summary Given its impact on public relations, organizational outcomes, and organizational infrastructures, leadership has long been considered one of the factors … Continue reading Walk the Talk: Examining Executive Leadership at Startups in China
Authors, Title and Publication Treem, J. W., Dailey, S. L., Pierce, C. S., & Leonardi, P. M. (2015). Bringing technological frames to work: How previous experience with social media shapes the technology’s meaning in an organization. Journal of Communication, 65(2), 396-422. This study examines the expectations that workers have regarding enterprise social media (ESM). ESM is increasingly … Continue reading Bringing Technological Frames to Work: How Previous Experience with Social Media Shapes the Technology’s Meaning in an Organization
Authors, Title and Publication Men, L. R. (2015). The Internal Communication Role of the Chief Executive Officer: Communication Channels, Styles, and Effectiveness. Public Relations Review, 41, 461-471. This article reports a study that primarily investigated the role of CEOs in organizational internal communication. Executive leaders, particularly CEOs, play a unique organizational role. As the top … Continue reading The Internal Communication Role of the Chief Executive Officer: Communication Channels, Styles, and Effectiveness.
Authors, Title and Publication Boyer O’Leary, M., Wilson, J. M., & Metiu, A. (2014). Beyond being there: The symbolic role of communication and identification in perceptions of proximity to geographically dispersed colleagues. MIS Quarterly, 38(4), 1219-A7. This study explored how communication and shared meaning affect peoples’ perceptions of the geographic distances between themselves and their colleagues, … Continue reading Beyond Being There: The Symbolic Role of Communication and Identification in Perceptions of Proximity to Geographically Dispersed Colleagues
Topic: Employee Interpersonal Communication; Digital Communication in the Workplace Authors, Title and Publication Sias, P. M., Pedersen, H., Gallagher, E. B., & Kopaneva, I. (2012). Workplace friendship in the electronically connected organization. Human Communication Research, 38(3), 253-279. Summary This study examined information communication technologies and workplace friendship dynamics. The literature has identified two primary types … Continue reading Workplace Friendship in the Electronically Connected Organization
Topic: Leadership, Employee Communication Channels, and Employee Satisfaction Authors, Title and Publication Men, L. R. (2014). Strategic internal communication: Transformational leadership, communication channels, and employee satisfaction. Management Communication Quarterly, 28(2), 1-21. Summary Technological development is changing the landscape of communication as well as the internal communication formula of companies. The easy access of organizations to … Continue reading Strategic Internal Communication: Transformational Leadership, Communication Channels, and Employee Satisfaction
Topic: Employee Benefits Communication Author(s), Title and Publication Freitag, A. R., & Picherit-Duthler, G. (2004). Employee benefits communication: Proposing a PR-HR cooperative approach. Public Relations Review, 30(4), 475–482. Summary In employee benefits communication, organizations often offer benefit options and try to inform and help employees make wise choices so they remain satisfied, motivated and productive. … Continue reading Employee benefits communication: Proposing a PR-HR cooperative approach
Topic: Internal Communication and Information Satisfaction Author(s), Title and Publication White, C., Vanc, A., & Stafford, G. (2010). Internal Communication, Information Satisfaction, and Sense of Community: The Effect of Personal Influence. Journal of Public Relations Research, 22(1), 65-84. Summary This study examined employees’ perceptions of information flow from top administrators, their communication preferences, sense of … Continue reading Internal Communication, Information Satisfaction, and Sense of Community: The Effect of Personal Influence
Topic: Organizational Assimilation and Communication Technology Author(s), Title and Publication Waldeck, J. H., Seibold, D. R., & Flanagin, A. J. (2004). Organizational Assimilation and Communication Technology Use. Communication Monographs, 71(2), 161-183. Summary This study investigated the nature of organizational assimilation, and employees’ use of three types of communication tools in information seeking to reduce assimilation … Continue reading Organizational Assimilation and Communication Technology Use