Bringing Technological Frames to Work: How Previous Experience with Social Media Shapes the Technology’s Meaning in an Organization

Authors, Title and Publication Treem, J. W., Dailey, S. L., Pierce, C. S., & Leonardi, P. M. (2015). Bringing technological frames to work: How previous experience with social media shapes the technology’s meaning in an organization. Journal of Communication, 65(2), 396-422. This study examines the expectations that workers have regarding enterprise social media (ESM). ESM is increasingly […]

The Internal Communication Role of the Chief Executive Officer: Communication Channels, Styles, and Effectiveness.

Authors, Title and Publication Men, L. R. (2015). The Internal Communication Role of the Chief Executive Officer: Communication Channels, Styles, and Effectiveness. Public Relations Review, 41, 461-471. This article reports a study that primarily investigated the role of CEOs in organizational internal communication. Executive leaders, particularly CEOs, play a unique organizational role. As the top […]

Beyond Being There: The Symbolic Role of Communication and Identification in Perceptions of Proximity to Geographically Dispersed Colleagues

Authors, Title and Publication Boyer O’Leary, M., Wilson, J. M., & Metiu, A. (2014). Beyond being there: The symbolic role of communication and identification in perceptions of proximity to geographically dispersed colleagues. MIS Quarterly, 38(4), 1219-A7. This study explored how communication and shared meaning affect peoples’ perceptions of the geographic distances between themselves and their colleagues, […]

Workplace Friendship in the Electronically Connected Organization

Topic: Employee Interpersonal Communication; Digital Communication in the Workplace Authors, Title and Publication Sias, P. M., Pedersen, H., Gallagher, E. B., & Kopaneva, I. (2012). Workplace friendship in the electronically connected organization. Human Communication Research, 38(3), 253-279. Summary This study examined information communication technologies and workplace friendship dynamics. The literature has identified two primary types […]

Strategic Internal Communication: Transformational Leadership, Communication Channels, and Employee Satisfaction

Topic: Leadership, Employee Communication Channels, and Employee Satisfaction Authors, Title and Publication Men, L. R. (2014). Strategic internal communication: Transformational leadership, communication channels, and employee satisfaction. Management Communication Quarterly, 28(2), 1-21. Summary Technological development is changing the landscape of communication as well as the internal communication formula of companies. The easy access of organizations to […]

Employee benefits communication: Proposing a PR-HR cooperative approach

Topic: Employee Benefits Communication Author(s), Title and Publication Freitag, A. R., & Picherit-Duthler, G. (2004). Employee benefits communication: Proposing a PR-HR cooperative approach. Public Relations Review, 30(4), 475–482. Summary In employee benefits communication, organizations often offer benefit options and try to inform and help employees make wise choices so they remain satisfied, motivated and productive. […]

Internal Communication, Information Satisfaction, and Sense of Community: The Effect of Personal Influence

Topic: Internal Communication and Information Satisfaction Author(s), Title and Publication White, C., Vanc, A., & Stafford, G. (2010). Internal Communication, Information Satisfaction, and Sense of Community: The Effect of Personal Influence. Journal of Public Relations  Research, 22(1), 65-84. Summary This study examined employees’ perceptions of information flow from top administrators, their communication preferences, sense of […]

Organizational Assimilation and Communication Technology Use

Topic: Organizational Assimilation and Communication Technology Author(s), Title and Publication Waldeck, J. H., Seibold, D. R., & Flanagin, A. J. (2004). Organizational Assimilation and Communication Technology Use. Communication Monographs, 71(2), 161-183. Summary This study investigated the nature of organizational assimilation, and employees’ use of three types of communication tools in information seeking to reduce assimilation […]