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 Omillion-Hodges, L. M. & Ackerman, C.D. (2018). From the technical know-how to the free flow of ideas: Exploring the effects of leader, peer, and team communication on employee creativity. Communication Quarterly, 66 (1), 38-57. DOI: 10.1080/01463373.2017.1325385 Summary Creativity in the workplace is often studied and extant scholarship has shown that creativity … Continue reading From Technical Know-How to the Free Flow of Ideas: Exploring Employee Creativity
Author(s), Title and Publication Men, L. R., Chen, Z. F., & Ji, Y. G. (2018). Walking the talk: An exploratory examination of executive leadership communication at startups in China. Journal of Public Relations Research, doi: 10.1080/1062726X.2018.1455147 Summary Given its impact on public relations, organizational outcomes, and organizational infrastructures, leadership has long been considered one of the factors … Continue reading Walk the Talk: Examining Executive Leadership at Startups in China
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
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
Topic: Leadership, Employee Communication Channels, and Employee Satisfaction Authors, Title and Publication Men, L. R. (2014). Strategic internal communication: Transformational leadership, communication channels, and employee satisfaction. Management Communication Quarterly, 28(2), 1-21. Summary Technological development is changing the landscape of communication as well as the internal communication formula of companies. The easy access of organizations to … Continue reading Strategic Internal Communication: Transformational Leadership, Communication Channels, and Employee Satisfaction