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This summary is provided by the IPR Digital Media Research Center PwC analyzed how artificial intelligence (AI) will change how business is conducted in 2024. A survey of 1,026 U.S. executives was conducted from Aug. 16 – Sept. 13, 2023. Key findings include: 1.) 73% of U.S. companies have already adopted AI in “at least some” … Continue reading How AI Will Impact Business in 2024?

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Dr. Rebecca Greenbaum and colleagues analyzed how underlying feelings of fear or shame may impact employed parents’ productivity in the workplace. An online survey of 201 individual working parents and 259 sets of spouses who were both working parents was conducted. Key findings include: 1.) Parental identity threat was defined as a blended work-family experience where … Continue reading What Happens When Parental and Professional Identities Collide?

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. Gallup examined how employee engagement and workplace elements impacted organizational outcomes, profitability, productivity, and wellbeing. The research compared levels of engagement in 2020 to 2022. Quarterly surveys of 15,000 U.S. employees were conducted throughout 2022.  Key findings include:— Employee engagement declined from 36% in 2020 … Continue reading Employee Engagement Declined Post-COVID

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. Summary Internal communication comprises many forms of interactions in the workplace. While formal communication within organizations has been largely examined, little is known about informal communication concerning its actual relevance for employees and its functions and effects. Researchers zeroed in on informal communication and … Continue reading At The Water-Cooler: Work Time Wasted or Crucial Exchange Among Co-Workers?

In partnership with PR News, “Lessons Earned” is a series featuring IPR Trustees sharing a difficult lesson. Being busy can be a good thing. It likely means you are in demand, essential to your customers and staff and you are achieving things. But if it is your default setting, it can indicate you’re taking on too many … Continue reading Lessons Earned: How I Stopped Being Busy…Some of the Time

Topic: Leader Communication; Culture and Values Authors, Title and Publication Jing, F., Avery, G., & Bergsteiner, H. (2014). Enhancing performance in small professional firms through vision communication and sharing. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 31(2), 599-620. Summary Research has suggested that when leaders work with a vision, a variety of important outcomes at the individual, group, and … Continue reading Enhancing Performance in Small Professional Firms through Vision Communication and Sharing

Topic: Measurement of Employee Communication Outputs and Outcomes Author(s), Title and Publication O’Neil, J. (2008). Measuring the impact of employee communication on employee comprehension and action: A case study of a major international firm. Public Relations Journal, 20(2). Summary This case study describes how a global firm planned, implemented, and evaluated a new communication strategy … Continue reading Measuring the impact of employee communication on employee comprehension and action: A case study of a major international firm