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?
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?
PRWeek and Cision explored the evolution of the communications industry including changes to budgets and digital strategy. An online survey of 427 senior-level communication professionals was conducted in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, U.K., Australia, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore from Sept. 5 – Oct. 12, 2023. Respondents worked either in-house or at an … Continue reading Navigating Change for Communications in 2024
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
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 Organizational Communication Research Center Dr. Xu, Dr. Kee, Dr. Li, Dr. Yamamoto, and Dr. Riggs sought to better understand the adoption attitudes of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace over time. Specifically, they sought to understand this adoption process through the lens of diffusion of innovations theory, which … Continue reading Diffusion of Innovations Theory: Analyzing Employee Attitudes Toward Adoption of AI
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