First Steps: Linking Change Communication to Change Receptivity

Author(s), Title and Publication: Frahm, J., & Brown, K. (2007). First steps: Linking change communication to change receptivity. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 20(3), 370-387. Summary Employees’ receptivity to organizational change is an emerging and significant issue for those involved in creating successful change implementation strategies. Traditionally, organizational communication is considered an instrument for implementing […]

The Effects of Authentic Leadership on Strategic Internal Communication and Employee-Organization Relationships

Authors, Title and Publication Men, L. R., & Stacks, D. W. (2014). The effects of authentic leadership on strategic internal communication and employee-organization relationships. Journal of Public Relations Research, 26(4), 301-324. Summary Organizational leadership influences strategic internal communication in several ways. First, leadership influences organizational infrastructures, such as the development of organizational culture, structure, and communication […]

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. […]

Effective Public Relations Leadership in Organizational Change: A Study of Multinationals in Mainland China

Topic: Organizational Change, Internal Activism Authors, Title and Publication Luo, Y., & Jiang, H. (2014). Effective public relations leadership in organizational change: A study of multinationals in Mainland China. Journal of Public Relations Research, 26(2), 134-160. Summary Organizational change is prevalent as organizations try to adapt to a changing environment and jostle for competitive advantage. Employees often […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Message Content and Sources During Organizational Socialization

Topic: Employee Onboarding and Employee Communications Authors, Title and Publication Hart, Z. P. (2012). Message Content and Sources During Organizational Socialization. Journal of Business Communication, 49(3), 191-209. Summary One of the major purposes of organizational socialization is to inform new employees of organizational and unit practices, familiarize them with relationships within the organization, and instill […]

The Influence of Employee Communication on Strategic Business Alignment

Topic: Employee Communication and Business Alignment Authors, Title and Publication van Riel, C. B., Berens, G., & Dijkstra, M. (2005). The Influence of Employee Communication on Strategic Business Alignment. Report of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management: Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.   Summary This study surveyed more than 2,400 employees in two international companies […]