On Changing Organizational Cultures by Injecting New Ideologies: The Power of Stories.

Author(s), Title and Publication: Wines, W. A., & Hamilton III, J. B. (2009). On changing organizational cultures by injecting new ideologies: The power of stories. Journal of Business Ethics, 89(3), 433-447. Summary Organization culture is an organization’s invisible, intangible, yet most powerful force. Occasionally, organizations will need to initiate a change of organization culture, at […]

The Interplay Among Organizational Leadership, Culture, and Communication

Author(s), Title and Publication: Men, L. R., & Jiang, H. (2016). Cultivating quality employee-organization relationships: The interplay among organizational leadership, culture, and communication. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 10(5), 462 – 479. Summary Positive employee-organization relationship (EOR) is an important intangible asset for organizations, which influences external stakeholders’ perception and drives business performance. Considering the […]

The Influence of Communication Technologies on Perceived Work Life Conflict, Burnout, Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions

  Authors, Title and Publication Wright, K. B., Abendschein, B., Wombacher, K., O’Connor, M., Hoffman, M., Dempsey, M., & Shelton, A. (2014). Work-related communication technology use outside of regular work hours and work life conflict: The influence of communication technologies on perceived work life conflict, burnout, job satisfaction, and turnover intentions. Management Communication Quarterly, 28(4), 507-530. […]

Lost in Translation: Employee and Organizational Constructions of Mission and Vision.

Author(s), Title and Publication: Kopaneva, I., & Sias, P. M. (2015). Lost in translation: Employee and organizational constructions of mission and vision. Management Communication Quarterly, 29(3), 358 – 384. Summary An organization’s mission and vision statements are the official texts that define what the organization is today and will be tomorrow. An effective vision can […]

The Relationship Between Organizational Assimilation and Employees’ Upward, Lateral, and Displaced Dissent

Author(s), Title and Publication Goldman, Z., W., & Myers, S. A. (2015). The relationship between organizational assimilation and employees’ upward, lateral, and displaced dissent. Communication Reports, 18(1), 24 – 35. Summary This article reports a study that explored the process by which an individual employee being integrated into the culture of an organization, i.e. organizational […]

Communicatively Restricted Organizational Stress

Author(s), Title and Publication: Boren, J. P., & Veksler, A. E. (2014). Communicatively restricted organizational stress (CROS) 1: Conceptualization and overview. Management Communication Quarterly, 29(1), 28 – 55. Summary Work-related stress can be detrimental to both organizations and employees. Previous theories about work stress have indicated that (1) social support from organization and co-workers and […]

Six Components of Repairing Trust After an Organization-Level Failure

Topic: Employee Trust and Organizational Crisis Management Author(s), Title and Publication Gillespie, N., & Dietz, G. (2009). Trust repair after an organization-level failure. Academy of Management Review, 34(1), 127-145. Summary This article proposed a framework for understanding how an organization can repair employees’ trust in the organization after an organization-level failure, such as avoidable accidents, […]

Bottom-up Building of an Innovative Organization: Motivating Employee Intrapreneurship and Scouting and Their Strategic Value

Topic: Employee Communication Behavior Authors, Title and Publication Park, S. H., Kim, J-N., & Krishna, A. (2014).  Bottom-up building of an innovative organization: Motivating employee intrapreneurship and scouting and their strategic value. Management Communication Quarterly. DOI: 10.1177/0893318914541667. Summary Organizational leaders and managers regularly search for ways to make their organizations more innovative, competitive, and successful. […]

Empowerment and Internal Activism During Organizational Change

Topic: Employee Communication, Internal Activism, and Organizational Change Authors, Title and Publication Luo, Y., & Jiang, H. (2014). Empowerment and internal activism during organizational change: A relocation story in China. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 8, 1-28. Summary This study, contextualized in a leading multinational food and beverage giant operating in Mainland China, investigated how […]

A Model of Work-Life Conflict and Quality of Employee-Organization Relationships: Transformational Leadership, Procedural Justice, and Family-Supportive Workplace Initiatives

Topic: Employee Communication and Quality Employer-Employee Relationships Author, Title and Publication Jiang, H. (2012). A model of work-life conflict and quality of employee-organization relationships: Transformational leadership, procedural justice, and family-supportive workplace initiatives. Public Relations Review, 38, 231-245. doi:10.1016/j.pubrev.2011.11.007 Summary Quality relationships between organizations and their employees contribute to organizational effectiveness. This study tested a new […]

Appropriateness and acceptability: Employee perspectives of internal communication

Topic: Internal Communication Author(s), Title and PublicationWelch, M. (2012) Appropriateness and acceptability: Employee perspectives of internal communication. Public Relations Review, 38(2), 246-254. SummaryInternal communication is effective when appropriate messages reach employees in formats useful and acceptable to them. This study explored employees’ perceptions of the formats of internal communication (i.e., print, electronic, and face-to-face), and […]

Does leadership matter? CEO leadership attributes and profitability under conditions of perceived environmental uncertainty

Topic: Leadership Author(s), Title and PublicationWaldman, D. A.; Ramirez, G. G.; House, R. J.; & Puranam, P. (2001). Does leadership matter? CEO leadership attributes and profitability under conditions of perceived environmental uncertainty. Academy of Management Journal, 44(1), 134-143. SummaryThis study examined the effects of CEO leadership style on organizational financial performance. Two leadership styles were […]