Tag Archives: crisis communication

This blog is based on the original journal article in the Public Relations Journal. The National Football League (NFL) has been in a near-constant state of crisis (both self-inflicted and from situations out of its control) for the past several years. Despite being one of the most popular and highest-grossing sports leagues in the world, the American publics … Continue reading What the NFL Concussion Crisis Taught Us: Cultural Ingrainment in Crisis Communication

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center.  Summary Employees expect timely, accurate, and adequate information from their employers during times of crisis or turbulence. Given this reality, employers should prioritize effective internal communication. One strategy employers can use to help employees navigate turbulent times is to communicate in a manner that … Continue reading How Employers Can Help Employees During Crisis

This blog is based on the original article in the Public Relations Journal. The Public Relations Journal is a peer-reviewed academic journal presented by the Public Relations Society of America and the Institute for Public Relations. Overview Due to COVID-19, public relations leaders have never been more aware of the need to pivot quickly in … Continue reading Improving Crisis Communication in the Age of COVID-19

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. Summary Employees play a vital role as organizations’ problem-solvers and information seekers during organizational turbulence. This study explored two types of employees’ communicative behaviors – i.e., information seeking and voicing – during organizational crises. Information seeking refers to employees’ willingness to acquire crisis-related information for … Continue reading Employee Communicative Behaviors in a Crisis: The Role of Relationship and Symmetrical Communication

Fraustino, Julia Daisy, Lee, Ji Young, Lee, Sang Yeal , & Ahn, Hongmin (2018). Effects of 360° video on attitudes toward disaster communication: Mediating and moderating roles of spatial presence and prior disaster media involvement. Public Relations Review, 44(3), 331-341. doi: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2018.02.003 Summary Public relations practitioners have increasingly embraced visual media technologies such as 360° video, … Continue reading Effects of 360° Video on Attitudes Toward Disaster Communication

Eriksson, Mats (2018). Lessons for Crisis Communication on Social Media: A Systematic Review of What Research Tells the Practice. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 12(5), 526-551. Summary The growing interest in lists of dos and don’ts for social media usage during crises extends far beyond only identifying different kinds of organizations’ development of policies for … Continue reading Lessons for Crisis Communication on Social Media: A Systematic Review of What Research Tells the Practice

Author(s), Title and Publication Kim, Y. (2018). Enhancing employee communication behaviors for sensemaking and sensegiving in crisis situations: Strategic management approach for effective internal crisis communication. Journal of Communication Management. doi.org/10.1108/JCOM-03-2018-0025 Summary Organizational crisis is a time of ambiguity, uncertainty and struggle to regain control and clarity within an organization, particularly for its employees. As … Continue reading Enhancing Employee Communication Behaviors for Sensemaking and Sensegiving in Crisis Situations

Author(s), Title and Publication Simonsson, C. & Heide, M. (2018). How focusing positively on errors can help organizations become more communicative. Journal of Communication Management. 22(2). 179-196. DOI 10.1108/JCOM-04-2017-0044. Summary Error-free organizations result from the communicative process and activity around error management or anticipation so future crises can be detected and moreover, that organizational crisis … Continue reading How Focusing Positively on Errors Can Help Organizations Become More Communicative

Author(s), Title and Publication Snoeijers, E. M., & Poels, K. (2018). Factors that influence organisational crisis perception from an internal stakeholder’s point of view. Public Relations Review, 4465-74. doi:10.1016/j.pubrev.2017.12.003 Summary Organizational crisis is broadly defined as the perception(s) of an unforeseen event that imperils expectations of stakeholders and impacts negatively an organization’s performance. The authors … Continue reading Internal Factors Communication Leaders Use to Predict a Crisis

Author(s), Title and Publication Opitz, M., Chaudhri, V., & Wang, Y. (2018). Employee social-mediated crisis communication as opportunity or threat?. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 23(1), 66. doi:10.1108/CCIJ-07-2017-0069. Summary The ubiquity of social media has given way to a marked paradigm shift in organizational crisis communication. Whether through LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook, employees of organizations … Continue reading Why Companies Should Enlist Employees in Crisis-Management Preparation

Dr. Juan-Carlos Molleda

For 15 years, I studied transnational crises from a theoretical perspective, which I have come to refer to as cross-national conflict shifts (CNCS). In that time, I never experienced a corporate crisis – caused by the decisions and actions of a global corporation – as full-blown as the case of the Volkswagen Group (VW). I … Continue reading Volkswagen’s Transnational Crisis │ In Full-Speed Mode

Summary This study examined the impact of spokesperson’s rank and selected media channels in crisis communication by employing different ranks (i.e., CEO and communication director spokespersons) and media channels (blogs, websites, and newspapers). Findings indicated that CEO spokespersons were more effective in terms of lowering publics’ crisis responsibility attributions than communication director spokespersons and that … Continue reading How Spokesperson Rank and Selected Media Channels Impact Perceptions in Crisis Communication

Topic: Employee Communication Behavior; Employee-Organization Relationships Authors, Title and Publication Mazzei, A., Kim, J., & Dell’Oro, C. (2012). Strategic value of employee relationships and communicative actions: Overcoming corporate crisis with quality internal communication. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 6(1), 31-44 Summary This study analyzed a case to understand how continuous managerial efforts and internal communication … Continue reading Strategic Value of Employee Relationships and Communicative Actions