Tag Archives: internal communication

Topic: Organizational Identification Author(s), Title and Publication Myers, S. A., & Kassing, J. W. (1998). The Relationship Between Perceived Supervisory Communication Behaviors and Subordinate Organizational Identification. Communication Research Reports, 15(1), 71-81. Summary According to the theory of unobtrusive control, modern organizations control their internal environments by biasing employees towards making organizationally favorable decisions. Organizational identification … Continue reading The Relationship Between Perceived Supervisory Communication Behaviors and Subordinate Organizational Identification

Topic: Organization-Employee Relationship Author(s), Title and Publication Kim, H-S. (2007). A multi-level study of antecedents and a mediator of employee-organization relationships. Journal of Public Relations Research, 19(2), 167-197. Summary This study examined the influence of organizational structure and internal communication on organization-employee relationships, and the mediating role of organizational justice. Organizational structure refers to how … Continue reading A multi-level study of antecedents and a mediator of employee-organization relationships

Topic: Alignment and Internal Crisis Communication Author(s), Title and Publication Mazzei, A., & Ravazzani, S. (2011). Manager-employee communication during a crisis: The missing link. Corporate Communications, 16(3), 243-254 Summary This study investigated the effectiveness of internal crisis communication by comparing Italian companies’ communications with employees and employees’ interpretations of those communication efforts during the 2008-2009 … Continue reading Manager-employee communication during a crisis: The missing link

Topic: Best Practices in Internal Communication Author(s), Title and Publication Young, M., & Post, J. E. (1993). Managing to communicate, communicating to manage: How leading companies communicate with employees. Organizational Dynamics, 22(1), 31-44. Summary This study is built on the idea that internal communication processes are an important ingredient in successful change, and understanding best … Continue reading Managing to communicate, communicating to manage: How leading companies communicate with employees

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: Best Practices   Author(s), Title and Publication Powers, V. J. (1996-1997). Benchmarking Study Illustrates How Best-in-Class Achieve Alignment, Communicate Change. Communication World, December/January, 30-33.   Summary The American Productivity & Quality Center conducted this study of internal communication best practices among 50 companies that were believed to be the best in employee communication. Best … Continue reading Benchmarking Study Illustrates How Best-in-Class Achieve Alignment, Communicate Change

Topic: Organizational Identification and Communication Climate   Author(s), Title and Publication Smidts, A., van Riel, C. B. M., & Pruyn, A. T. (2000). The impact of employee communication and perceived external prestige on organizational identification. Erasmus Research Institute of Management: Research in Management Report ERS-2000-01-MKT. Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.   Summary This study used … Continue reading The impact of employee communication and perceived external prestige on organizational identification

Topic: Leadership Style and Employee Empowerment Author(s), Title and Publication Men, L. R. (2010). Measuring the Impact of Leadership Style and Employee Empowerment on Perceived Organizational Reputation. Institute for Public Relations. Summary This research examined the impact of organizational leadership on internal communication.  Specifically, it built links among leadership style, employee empowerment, and employees’ perceptions … Continue reading Measuring the Impact of Leadership Style and Employee Empowerment on Perceived Organizational Reputation

Topic: Measurement of Employee Communication Behavior Author(s), Title and Publication Kim, J-N, & Rhee, Y. (2011). Strategic Thinking about Employee Communication Behavior (ECB) in Public Relations: Testing the Models of Megaphoning and Scouting Effects in Korea. Journal of Public Relations Research, 23(3), 243-268. Summary This study examined how to facilitate positive employee communication behavior (ECB) … Continue reading Strategic Thinking about Employee Communication Behavior (ECB) in Public Relations: Testing the Models of Megaphoning and Scouting Effects in Korea

Topic: Best Practices in Employee Communication Author(s), Title and Publication Gay, C., Mahoney, M., & Graves, J. (2005). Best practices in employee communication: A study of global challenges and approaches. San Francisco: IABC Research Foundation. Summary This comprehensive study identified four primary challenges facing employee communicators. The project included a review of case studies, interviews … Continue reading Best practices in employee communication: A study of global challenges and approaches

Topic: Organizational Communication and Financial Performance Author(s), Title and Publication Watson Wyatt. (2004). Connecting Organizational Communication to Financial Performance—2003/2004 Communication ROI Study. Watson Wyatt: Worldwide Research Report. Summary With data collected from 267 leading U.S. organizations, this report investigated the impact of communication on financial performance. It found that better communications resulted in a higher … Continue reading Connecting Organizational Communication to Financial Performance—2003/2004 Communication ROI Study

Topic: Internal Communication and Employee Value Proposition Author(s), Title and Publication Towers Watson. (2010). Capitalizing on Effective Communication: Communication ROI Study Report. Towers Watson. Summary This report identified how high-performing companies inform and engage their employees in challenging economic times. The data were collected from a survey of 328 organizations that represent five million employees … Continue reading Capitalizing on Effective Communication: Communication ROI Study Report

Topic: Employee Silence and Upward Communication Author(s), Title and Publication Milliken, F. J., Morrison, E. W., & Hewlin, P. F. (2003). An Exploratory Study of Employee Silence: Issues that Employees Don’t Communicate Upward and Why. Journal of Management Studies, 40(6), 1453-1476. Summary Research shows that employees often feel uncomfortable speaking to their bosses about organizational … Continue reading An Exploratory Study of Employee Silence: Issues that Employees Don’t Communicate Upward and Why

Topic: Measurement of ROI for Internal Communication Author(s), Title and Publication Meng, J., & Berger, B. (2010). How Top Business Communicators Measure the Return on Investment (ROI) of an Organization’s Internal Communication Efforts. Institute for Public Relations. Summary This study examined how and to what extent top business communicators measure the return on investment (ROI) … Continue reading How Top Business Communicators Measure the Return on Investment (ROI) of an Organization’s Internal Communication Efforts

Topic: Employee Engagement Author(s), Title and Publication IABC Research Foundation and Buck Consultants. (2011). Employee Engagement Survey. San Francisco: IABC Research Foundation. Summary This report is the third in a series of annual surveys that the IABC Research Foundation conducted on employee engagement. A total of 954 employees were surveyed, representing a cross section of … Continue reading Employee Engagement Survey