Tag Archives: organizational communication

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  

Think about the last time you were in a situation where you were unsure if the person you were talking to was truly listening to what you had to say. Were you talking to a colleague or maybe a partner or a supervisor? And did their nonverbal cues demonstrate a lack of active listening? How … Continue reading How Do We Learn to Actively Listen? A Challenge to All of Us to be More Present with our Dialogic Partners

Author(s), Title and Publication Mayfield, J., & Mayfield, M. (2016). The diffusion process of strategic motivating language: An examination of the internal organizational environment and emergent properties. International Journal of Business Communication, 56(3), 368-392. doi: 10.1177/2329488416629093 Summary Leaders can use three major forms of oral communication to enhance employees’ work motivation. The three speech act … Continue reading The diffusion process of strategic motivating language: An examination of the internal organizational environment and emergent properties

Companies show a strong and growing interest in the engagement of their employees, since having engaged employees is crucial for competitive advantage. However, several studies indicate that the average level of employee engagement is not so satisfying. For this reason, the Centre for Employee Relations & Communication (CERC) at IULM University carried out a research … Continue reading Five Insights that Each CEO Must Know about Employee Engagement

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

This study is provided by the IPR Street Team, a team of students writers and graphic designers who help IPR bring the latest research that matters to the practice.  This study appears courtesy of Global Strategy Group. Americans expect brands to take action on issues and drive change. Global Strategy Group released their sixth annual business … Continue reading Doing Business in an Activist World

The blog post was provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center.  According to the conclusions of a recent study carried out by the University of California and the universities of St. Andrews and Liverpool in the United Kingdom, the world’s first conversations took place in Africa more than 2.5 million years ago. This first … Continue reading The Power of Conversations in the Corporate World

This blog is presented by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. You need look no further than Brexit to see why effective leadership communication matters. Between them, the heads of the UK’s two main political parties have been described as robotic, opaque, nebulous, indecisive and invisible. Opinion polls say neither’s got what it takes to be … Continue reading It’s Time to Get Real About Authentic Leadership Communication

Author(s), Title and Publication Mao, C. M., & DeAndrea, D. C. (2018). How anonymity and visibility affordances influence employees’ decisions about voicing workplace concerns. Management Communication Quarterly, 1-29. doi: 10.1177/0893318918813202 Summary Establishing proper communication channels so employees can voice suggestions may simultaneously curb organizational malpractices and increase employees’ organizational commitment and job satisfaction. The willingness … Continue reading How Anonymity and Visibility Affordances Influence Employees’ Decisions About Voicing Workplace Concerns

Author(s), Title and Publication Petrou, P., Demerouti, E., & Schaufeli, W. B. (2016). Crafting the change: The role of employee job crafting behaviors for successful organizational change. Journal of Management, DOI: 10.1177/0149206315624961. Summary Though it is widely recognized that organizational change communication is the most effective strategy to improve employee adjustment to change, little is … Continue reading Crafting the Change: The Role of Employees During an Organizational Change

Authors, Title and Publication Men, L. R., & Stacks, D. W. (2014). The effects of authentic leadership on strategic internal communication and employee-organization relationships. Journal of Public Relations Research, 26(4), 301-324. Summary Organizational leadership influences strategic internal communication in several ways. First, leadership influences organizational infrastructures, such as the development of organizational culture, structure, and communication … Continue reading The Effects of Authentic Leadership on Strategic Internal Communication and Employee-Organization Relationships

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: 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