Harvesting the office grapevine
- Organizational communication techniques for managers. Bell, David // Public Management (00333611);Jul97, Vol. 79 Issue 7, p24
Presents methodologies in organizational communications for managers. Includes staff meetings; Use of employee bulletin boards; Training for employee skill development; Attitude surveys and inputs.
- Managers: On the defensive. Sussman, Lyle // Business Horizons;Jan/Feb91, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p81
Discusses how defensive and guarded communication of managers may be the rational approach to a conversation in the workplace. Dominant values in the management; Consequences of the openness value; Defensiveness as rational behavior; Analysis of the risk factor associated with candor versus...
- Strategic communication: Full-time function or dysfunctional concept? Ackley, Dennis R. // Communication World;Jun/July97, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p32
Provides information for employees on strategic communication in the United States. Contribution of every employee activity to the organization's personality; Role of employees on the profitability of the company; Techniques in improving employee communication.
- Try peer pressure. Freeland, David B. // Communication World;Mar1994, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p22
Advocates for the use of contemporary communication practice (CCP) as an employee empowerment method. Value of peer influence; Communication models; Link between peer opinion leaders and specific involvement processes; Offsetting skepticism; Benefits from CCP; CCP case examples; Modeling CCP. ...
- Can we talk? Roberts, Charlotte // Journal for Quality & Participation;Jul/Aug98, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p24
Focuses on the challenges and benefits of successful communication in teams within corporations. Methods that can be applied to achieve productive conversation; Information on the communication concept called `Ladder of Inference'; Importance of balancing advocacy and inquiry in team meetings.
- Formal communications structures scrutinized. Jacokes, Lee E. // Grand Rapids Business Journal;7/3/95, Vol. 13 Issue 27, p15
Focuses on organizational communication. Poor organization communications as the main problem in every organization; Reasons underlying the importance of effective communication; Formal and informal communication structures.
- How a giant conglomerate handled a touchy issue. Holden, Hal // Communication World;Nov95, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p16
Focuses on `Time' magazine's cover story where it publicly censured Time Warner Inc. for distributing movies and music with violent lyrics and showed it as a classic challenge of covering controversial issues about its own organization. Organizational communicators frequently reporting on...
- [Credibility]. Kominkiewicz, Scott // Communication World;Jun/Jul96, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p24
Discusses the roles of technique and the ability to communicate true, undeniable messages forthrightly in the fight for open and honest communication. Problem of organizational communicators not having complete control over the information to which they are privileged; Cost of bad...
- Communication. // Executive Edge Newsletter;Jun97, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p5
Focuses on different areas for effective communication in an organization. Face to face meetings as top area for communication in an office setting; Right attitude when difficult negotiations occur.