Tag Archives: Workplace

Mental health

The Hartford and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) researched the barriers Black U.S. employees face regarding mental health support in the workplace. A survey of 1,456 employed adults was conducted from April 13 – 17, 2023, and April 28 – May 1, 2023. Key findings include: 1.) 41% of Black employees said their company had an … Continue reading Are Black Employees Lacking Mental Health Support?

Working Parents

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?

hybrid work

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center Dr. Hilke Steenkamp and Dr. Ganga Dhanesh examined strategies used by organizations to maintain relationships with employees in remote or hybrid workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. The researchers conducted 13 in-person or online in-depth interviews March – May 2022 with communications and human resources … Continue reading How to Build Relationships with Employees in Times of Crisis

internal community building shen

As the world becomes increasingly polarized and experiences turmoil, scholars have envisioned different ways that public relations can contribute to the common good. For example, Shen and Jiang (2021) renewed the call for a community approach to public relations, echoing the proposition by Kruckeberg and Starck (1988) that public relations should be about restoring and … Continue reading The Role of Identity in Internal Community Development

This summary is provided by the IPR Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion McKinsey & Company analyzed the current state of women in corporate America and their workplace experiences. Data and HR policies from 276 private, public, and social sector companies across the United States and Canada were reviewed. In addition, interviews of 33 women … Continue reading Women in the Workplace 2023

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center Dr. Simon Sauter and Dr. Marc Jungblut examined how public stances taken by CEOs impact perceptions of corporate reputation. An online survey of 330 participants was conducted in German from May 2021 to June 2021. Key findings include: 1.) Participants who opposed the CEO’s … Continue reading What Happens When a CEO Takes a Public Socio-Political Stance?

In today’s fast-paced work environment, effective communication is the backbone of success. It enables teams to collaborate seamlessly, fosters stronger professional relationships, and enhances efficiency within an organization. However, to truly harness the potential of communication, it is essential to go beyond the daily exchanges of information. One aspect of communication that often gets overlooked … Continue reading The Influence of Communicating Values in the Workplace

Women of Influence+ examined how women are treated as they succeed in an industry and the impact it has on women worldwide in the workplace. The study was conducted through the lens of Tall Poppy Syndrome, which occurs when people are attacked, resented, disliked, or cut down because of their achievements or success. 4,710 employed women … Continue reading The Cost of Ambition for Women at Work

This blog is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center Last month, I shared my research on employee listening and its connection with engagement with the IPR Board of Trustees and ELEVATE members in the Greater Chicago area — a brief conversation after my talk involved the concept of organizational justice. Employee communication leaders … Continue reading What Does “Fairness” Mean to Employees? New Tools for Evaluating Internal Communication

This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center Dr. Dejun Tony Kong and Dr. Liuba Y. Belkin examined how the feeling of being neglected by employers could bring negative implications on employees’ organizational citizenship behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic. A four-wave survey of 111 employees across 40 states in the United States … Continue reading How Feeling Neglected Impacts Employees’ Relationships and Feelings Toward Work