Tag Archives: employee communication

In partnership with PRNEWS, “Lessons Earned” is a series featuring IPR Trustees and affiliates discussing a hard-fought lesson or triumph that helped to mold or change their career.  You know the feeling. The knot-in-your-stomach, lump-in-your-throat sensation when you realize you’ve made a mistake. It was May 2014. The day began like any other. I was compiling news headlines … Continue reading Lessons Earned: How a PR Pro Recovered from an Awful Mistake

This blog is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. In February 2020 we started to conduct interviews with communication professionals for a new study on the importance of listening in organizations.  A few weeks later, our efforts came to a screeching halt as the COVID-19 pandemic led to workplaces being completely shut down. … Continue reading How COVID-19 Heightened the Need for Listening to Employees

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. Summary This study explored the effects of social media on employees’ work behavior. Researchers defined communication via social media as employees’ active communication behavior, such as conversing with colleagues and friends on social media platforms. Passive communication behaviors, such as browsing web pages and … Continue reading Does Employee Social Media Use Lead to Productivity or Fatigue?

This blog is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. The relationship between organizational psychology and internal communication has never been more critical than it is today. COVID-19 continues to test the relevance and adaptability of internal communication. As some companies prepare to return workers to the office after over a year of working … Continue reading The Psychology of Returning Employees to Office: Models for Internal Communicators

This post is presented by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center.  In recent years, employee advocacy has become a buzzword that has captured the attention of public relations, marketing, human resources, and business circles. The concept of having employees voluntarily promote, recommend, or defend their organization has existed for a long time. However, the rise … Continue reading Rewarding Employees for Engaging in Employee Advocacy: Is this the Right Move?

Author(s), Title and Publication Deline, M. B. (2019). Framing resistance: Identifying frames that guide resistance interpretations at work. Management Communication Quarterly, 33(1), 39-67. doi: 10.1177/0893318918793731 Summary Almost 50%-70% of change initiatives fail. One major reason for the high failure rate is employees’ resistance to change. Researchers have often interpreted resistance to change as employee noncompliance … Continue reading Identifying Frames that Guide Resistance Interpretations at Work

Author(s), Title and Publication Van Praet, E., & Van Leuven, S. (2018). When change readiness spirals down: A mixed-method case study of change communication at a European government agency. International Journal of Business Communication, 1-22. doi: 10.1177/2329488418808017 Summary It is widely recognized among academics and consultants that transforming public organizations is difficult. Despite decades of … Continue reading When Change Readiness Spirals Down

Author(s), Title and Publication Banghart, S., Etter, M., & Stohl, C. (2018). Organizational boundary regulation through social media policies. Management Communication Quarterly, 32(3), 337-373. doi.org/10.1177/0893318918766405 Summary With advances in communication technology, concerns over boundaries between work and home are becoming more pervasive, and the boundaries are less distinct. From a communication perspective, chief among these … Continue reading Organizational Boundary Regulation through Social Media Policies

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

Authors, Title and Publication Ohly, S., & Schmitt, A. (2015). What makes us enthusiastic, angry, feeling at rest or worried? Development and validation of an affective work events taxonomy using concept mapping methodology. Journal of Business & Psychology, 30(1), 15-35. The research reported in this article aims to develop a comprehensive taxonomy of affective work events. Affective … Continue reading What Makes Us Enthusiastic, Angry, Feeling at Rest or Worried? Development and Validation of an Affective Work Events Taxonomy Using Concept Mapping Methodology

Author(s), Title and Publication: Kopaneva, I., & Sias, P. M. (2015). Lost in translation: Employee and organizational constructions of mission and vision. Management Communication Quarterly, 29(3), 358 – 384. Summary An organization’s mission and vision statements are the official texts that define what the organization is today and will be tomorrow. An effective vision can … Continue reading Lost in Translation: Employee and Organizational Constructions of Mission and Vision.