Tag Archives: Workplace

This blog is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. My agency conducts the Integral Employee Activation Index study annually with The Harris Poll to understand employee mindset and behaviors. We just did a pulse check and the results stunned me. Employees’ expectations about the issues their employer takes a stand on changed drastically. … Continue reading Employees Concerns Beyond Job Creation and Well-being

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center  Dr. Moonhee Cho, Dr. Sifan Xu, and Dr. Brandon Boatwright researched the factors associated with CEO advocacy and how these factors influence the sense of belonging amongst employees. CEO advocacy occurs when an organization’s top executive embraces or participates in political and social issues. An … Continue reading How CEO Sociopolitical Advocacy Impacts Employees

This blog is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. If the pandemic highlighted one issue, it was the realisation of the importance of leadership communication and connectivity with employees. Providing information at the start was critical. But as the crisis unfolded, gratitude and empathy focused around employee wellbeing became increasingly important (Ruck and … Continue reading Communicative Leadership: A Model Fit for a Post-Pandemic Era

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center based on the original study. Drs. April Yue and Patrick Thelen conducted a study to investigate how perceived verbal aggression from supervisors and coworkers in the workplace affects employees’ perceptions of two types of conflicts – workgroup relationship conflict and work-life conflict – as … Continue reading Exploring the Impact of Workplace Verbal Aggression on Workgroup Dynamics, Employee Work-Life Balance, and Organizational Relationships

This blog is provided by the IPR Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion In the last few years, the United Nations named gender equality as the fifth of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Additionally, the #Metoo social movement brought deep-rooted gender discrimination issues back into the arena, specifically in regard to the business environment. The … Continue reading Assessing and Advancing Gender Equality in Communications

I am writing this during a week marked by two starkly contrasting moments: a night of shocking violence against Asian Americans in Atlanta and the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21). Once again, we are painfully reminded that we all must band together and stand against any form of hate, discrimination … Continue reading What It Truly Means to Create a Culture of Belonging

This abstract is summarized by IPR based on the original journal article in the Journal of Applied Communication Research Alys Young, Ph.D., and colleagues explored how mediated communication through a sign language interpreter impacts occupational relations of hearing people and deaf signers in the workplace. An analysis of eight semi-structured interviews was conducted. Key findings … Continue reading Hearing people perceiving deaf people through sign language interpreters at work: on the loss of self through interpreted communication

This abstract is summarized by IPR based on the original journal article in Work In workplace group settings, factors such as background noise and obstructed views of the speaker can make communication difficult for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Scott Haynes examined common communication strategies used by deaf or hard of hearing … Continue reading Effectiveness of communication strategies for deaf or hard of hearing workers in group settings

This abstract is summarized by IPR based on the original journal article in Gender & Society Robyn Lewis Brown, Ph.D., and Mairead Eastin Moloney, Ph.D., explored ways in which status-based and structural aspects of work undermine women and people with physical disabilities. Two waves of panel interviews were conducted with residents of Miami Dade County, … Continue reading Intersectionality, Work, and Well-Being: The effects of gender and disability

This summary is provided by IPR based on the original report in Industrial and Organizational Policy This report details research-based strategies that allies can take to support colleagues with disabilities in the workplace. Literature states that nonstigmatized allies in the workplace are effective at changing attitudes surrounding stigmatized invisible disabilities. There are research-based supportive behaviors that … Continue reading Invisible Disabilities: Unique Strategies for Workplace Allies

This abstract is summarized by IPR based on the original journal article in the Journal of Psychology Paula M. Popovich, Ph.D., and colleagues assessed beliefs about what constitutes a disability, affective reactions to working with individuals with disabilities, and beliefs about the reasonableness of workplace accommodations. Two studies were conducted. Key findings include: 1.) There … Continue reading The Assessment of Attitudes Toward Individuals with Disabilities in the Workplace

This abstract is summarized by IPR based on the original journal article in the Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal Lori Anderson Snyder, Ph.D., and colleagues examined whether disabled workers encounter more negative workplace experiences in terms of discrimination and injustice. A written survey of 1,880 employees was conducted at a large state university. Ninety of … Continue reading Perceptions of Discrimination and Justice Among Employees with Disabilities

This summary is presented by the IPR Behavioral Insights Research Center Key Findings Nudges are well suited for supporting organizational innovation and agility due to their flexibility, adaptability, and low cost. Implication for Public Relations Public relations professionals should examine organizational goals to look for opportunities where nudges can contribute to an organization’s ability to react … Continue reading Nudge: A Relevant Communication Tool Adapted for Agile Innovation

The authors, Danielle C. Lefebvre and Jose F. Domene, examined previously published quantitative and qualitative research studies, the experiences of transgender people in the workplace and identified key themes and patterns. The authors used an analytic method, specifical the scoping review method, to conduct their review.   Key Findings Themes revealed in this study: Support … Continue reading Workplace Experiences of Transgender Individuals: A Scoping Review

This abstract, summarized by IPR and provided by the IPR Behavioral Insights Research Center, is based on a research paper written by Sherry Jueyu Wu, Ph.D., at the University of California Los Angeles and Elizabeth Levy Paluck, Ph.D., at Princeton University.  Dr. Sherry Jueyu Wu and Dr. Elizabeth Levy Paluck conducted an experiment to examine how … Continue reading Participatory Practices at Work Change Attitudes and Behavior Toward Societal Authority and Justice