Tag Archives: internal communication

Author(s), Title and Publication Lemon, L. L., & Palenchar, M. J. (2018). Public relations and zones of engagement: Employees’ lived experiences and the fundamental nature of employee engagement. Public Relations Review, 44(1), 42-155. doi:10.1016/j.pubrev.2018.01.002 Summary While employee engagement has been primarily explored within the business, human resources and management disciplines, public relations research has more … Continue reading The Fundamental Nature of Employee Engagement

Neill, Marlene S. (Winter 2015) Emerging Issues in Internal Communications: Generational Shifts, Internal Social Media & Engagement. Public Relations Journal, 9(4). Summary Internal communication is rising in prominence and resources due to generational shifts as Baby Boomers retire and Millennials enter the workforce. Through 32 interviews with executives in marketing, public relations and human resources, … Continue reading Emerging Issues in Internal Communications: Generational Shifts, Internal Social Media & Engagement

Authors, Title and Publication Zwijze-Koning, K. H., De Jong, M. T., & Van Vuuren, M. (2015). Evaluating internal public relations using the critical incident technique. Journal of Public Relations Research, 27(1), 46-62. Summary This study validates the critical incident technique (CIT) as a communication audit method to evaluate internal communication. Communication audit techniques, especially the qualitative approaches … Continue reading Evaluating Internal Public Relations Using the Critical Incident Technique

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 McWorthy, L., & Henningsen, D. D. (2014). Looking at favorable and unfavorable superior-subordinate relationships through dominance and affiliation lenses. International Journal of Business Communication, 51(2), 123-137. Using relational framing theory, this study examined factors that influence judgments subordinates make about the quality of their supervisors. According to this theory, two dimensions—dominance-submission and affiliation-disaffiliation—guide … Continue reading Looking at Favorable and Unfavorable Superior-Subordinate Relationships Through Dominance and Affiliation Lenses

Author(s), Title and Publication Goldman, Z., W., & Myers, S. A. (2015). The relationship between organizational assimilation and employees’ upward, lateral, and displaced dissent. Communication Reports, 18(1), 24 – 35. Summary This article reports a study that explored the process by which an individual employee being integrated into the culture of an organization, i.e. organizational … Continue reading The Relationship Between Organizational Assimilation and Employees’ Upward, Lateral, and Displaced Dissent

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Topic: Employee Engagement Authors, Title and Publication Mishra, K., Boynton, L., & Mishra, A. (2014). Driving employee engagement: The expanded role of internal communications. Journal of Business Communication, 51(2), 183-202. Summary Increasingly, organizations and their public relations professionals recognize the importance of strengthening internal communication with employees. Internal communication is important for building a culture of transparency between management and employees, and … Continue reading Driving Employee Engagement: The Expanded Role of Internal Communications

Topic: Leadership Communication Authors, Title and Publication Men, L. (2014). Why leadership matters to internal communication: Linking transformational leadership, symmetrical communication, and employee outcomes. Journal of Public Relations Research, 26(3), 256-279. Summary Leadership at different levels directly or indirectly determines structural forms, organizational culture and climate, power distribution, and communication. Different types of leadership advocate different communication … Continue reading Why Leadership Matters to Internal Communication: Linking Transformational Leadership, Symmetrical Communication, and Employee Outcomes

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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

Topic: Supervisor Communication Authors, Title and Publication Mayfield, J., & Mayfield, M. (2012). The relationship between leader motivating language and self-efficacy: A partial least squares model analysis. Journal of Business Communication, 49(4), 357-376. Summary This study examined the nature and processes of the relationships between leader motivating language and its effects on employee self-efficacy and … Continue reading The Relationship Between Leader Motivating Language and Self-Efficacy

Topic: Internal Communication Author(s), Title and PublicationWelch, M. (2012) Appropriateness and acceptability: Employee perspectives of internal communication. Public Relations Review, 38(2), 246-254. SummaryInternal communication is effective when appropriate messages reach employees in formats useful and acceptable to them. This study explored employees’ perceptions of the formats of internal communication (i.e., print, electronic, and face-to-face), and … Continue reading Appropriateness and acceptability: Employee perspectives of internal communication

Topic: Supervisory Communication Author(s), Title and PublicationFransen, M. L., & ter Hoeven, C. L. (2011). Matching the message: The role of regulatory fit in negative managerial communication. Communication Research. SummaryThis study examined whether managers could communicate bad news effectively by fitting the message into employees’ regulatory focus (promotion orientation, and prevention orientation). According to regulatory … Continue reading Matching the message: The role of regulatory fit in negative managerial communication

Topic: Trust and Upward Communication Author(s), Title and Publication Roberts, K. H.; & O’Reilly, C. A. III (1974). Failures in upward communication in organizations: Three possible culprits. Academy of Management Journal, 17(2), 205-215. Summary This classic study examined the impact of subordinates’ trust in their supervisor, perceptions of the supervisor’s influence over their future, and … Continue reading Failures in Upward Communication in Organizations: Three Possible Culprits

Topic: Organization-Employee Relationships Author(s), Title and Publication Seltzer, T., Gardner, E., Bichard, S., & Callison, C. (2012). PR in the ER: Managing internal organization–public relationships in a hospital emergency department. Public Relations Review, 38(1), 128-136. Summary Focusing on a university-affiliated emergency department (ED), this study investigated the antecedents and outcomes of organization-employee relationships, and the … Continue reading PR in the ER: Managing internal organization–public relationships in a hospital emergency department

Topic: Turnover and Organizational Identification Author(s), Title and Publication Scott, C. R., Connaughton, S. L., Diaz-Saenz, H. R., Maguire, K., Ramirez, R., Richardson, B., Shaw, S. P., & Morgan, D. (1999). The Impacts of Communication and Multiple Identifications on Intent to Leave: A Multimethodological Exploration. Management Communication Quarterly, 12(3), 400-435. Summary This study examined two … Continue reading The Impacts of Communication and Multiple Identifications on Intent to Leave: A Multimethodological Exploration