Following the first two Institute for Public Relations (IPR)/Peppercomm COVID-19 studies, which focused on initial understanding of the organizational responses and employee perceptions of the pandemic, the third installment is a collection of qualitative assessments from the perspectives of communications leaders on where we are and what’s next. In addition, the current racial unrest triggered … Continue reading In Search For the Truth, “Meaning” Matters Most: Delving Deeper Into Covid-19 And Racial Inequity
This blog post is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. When internal communication is leveraged, it can elevate employees and help them thrive while driving business results. The optimal internal communication program does not simply provide free lunches or employee events; the needs of employees are more complex than that. To understand what … Continue reading The Winning Formula for Internal Communication
Summary Industry research reveals how teleworking is essential for business today. Research suggests nearly one quarter of workers in the USA engage in telework and a majority of employees would change jobs if the change allowed them to work more from home. Yet, even with this growing interest in remote work, scholars have overlooked a … Continue reading How To Communicate Role Expectations in a Coworking Office
This post is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. Organizations are increasingly adopting an integrated approach to internal and external communication, but many practitioners insist on treating internal stakeholders as a distinct audience, which means external content alone is not enough to respond to their needs. These are some of the findings from The … Continue reading The Intersection of Internal and External Communication
Author(s), Title and Publication Bisel, R. S., & Adame, E. A. (2019). Encouraging upward ethical dissent in organizations: The role of deference to embodied expertise. Management Communication Quarterly, doi:10.1177/0893318918811949 Summary News reports of unethical behaviors in and by organizations remain all too common. If employees cannot label behavior as unethical publicly, organizational members will be … Continue reading Encouraging upward ethical dissent in organizations: The role of deference to embodied expertise
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
In this blog, the author addresses the need for storytelling in transforming organizations from within. He discusses approaches internal communicators can take to create a culture of storytelling that inside organizations. Consider these stories. A CEO on a companywide webcast shares a recent action where he has asked a senior leader to leave the business … Continue reading Building a storytelling culture in organizations with internal communications
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 Wijaya, N. H. S. (2019). Proactive Personality, LMX, and Voice Behavior: Employee–Supervisor Sex (Dis) similarity as a Moderator. Management Communication Quarterly, 33(1), 86-100. doi: 10.1177/0893318918804890 Summary Employees’ voice behavior refers to employees’ verbal communication that usually challenges the status quo in order to enhance the work environment. Research suggests that employees’ voice behavior … Continue reading Proactive Personality, LMX, and Voice Behavior: Employee–Supervisor Sex (Dis)similarity as a Moderator
Author(s), Title and Publication Madsen, V. T. (2018). Participatory communication on internal social media–a dream or reality? Findings from two exploratory studies of coworkers as communicators. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 23(4), 614-628. doi.org/10.1108/CCIJ-04-2018-0039 Summary Internal social media (ISM) has been recognized as a communication and information sharing opportunity where organizational members may not only … Continue reading Participatory Communication on Internal Social Media – a Dream or Reality?
Author(s), Title and Publication Duthler, G., & Dhanesh, G. S. (2018). The role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and internal CSR communication in predicting employee engagement: Perspectives from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Public Relations Review, 44(4), 453-462. doi: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2018.04.001. Summary The authors of the current study examined employee perceptions of their organizations’ CSR practices and … Continue reading The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Internal CSR Communication in Predicting Employee Engagement
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 Walden, J. A., & Westerman, C. Y. K. (2018). Strengthening the tie: Creating exchange relationships that encourage employee advocacy as an organizational citizenship behavior. Management Communication Quarterly. doi: 10.1177/0893318918783612 Summary Employees are often perceived as trustworthy and credible sources of information about organizations. Because employees communicate with external audiences about both positive … Continue reading Strengthening the Tie: Creating Exchange Relationships that Encourage Employee Advocacy
Author(s), Title and Publication Verčič, A. T., & Vokić, N. P. (2017). Engaging employees through internal communication. Public Relations Review, 43(5), 885-893. doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2017.04.005 Summary Engagement is increasing in popularity as a mechanism to describe the ways organizations connect and collaborate with their stakeholders. Key drivers of employee engagement include nature of the job and work … Continue reading Engaging Employees Through Internal Communication