Best-in-Class Practices in Employee Communication: Through the Lens of 10 Global Leaders

The Institute for Public Relations’ Commission on Organizational Communication created a two-part research program exploring best practices in global employee communication. Launching the program with qualitative research, IPR commissioned KRC Research to conducted in-depth interviews with executives from leading global companies, including Cargill, Chevron, FedEx, GE, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s, Navistar, Petrobras and Toyota. […]

The Leader as Mentor

Topic: Mentoring Author(s), Title and Publication Gibson, J. W., Tesone, D. V., & Buchalski, R. M. (2000). The Leader as Mentor. Journal of Leadership Studies, 7(3), 56-67. Summary This study explored the mentoring role of leaders. Mentoring refers to an interpersonal relationship in which a senior or more experienced person helps a junior or inexperienced […]

Personal Reputation: Effects of Upward Communication on Impressions About New Employees

Topic: Personal Reputation, Work Competence and Upward Communication Author(s), Title and Publication Foste, E. A., & Botero, I. C. (2012). Personal Reputation: Effects of Upward Communication on Impressions About New Employees. Management Communication Quarterly, 26(1), 48-73. Summary This study focused on how a new employee’s message content and delivery style in upward communication affected the […]

Organizational Newcomers: Temporary and Regular Employees, Same-Sex and Mixed-Sex Superior-subordinate Dyads, Supervisor Influence Techniques, Subordinates Communication Satisfaction, and Leader-Member Exchange

Topic: New Employee Communication Author(s), Title and Publication Lamude, K. C., Scudder, J., Simmons, D., & Torres, P. (2004). Organizational Newcomers: Temporary and Regular Employees, Same-Sex and Mixed-Sex Superior-subordinate Dyads, Supervisor Influence Techniques, Subordinates Communication Satisfaction, and Leader-Member Exchange. Communication Research Reports, 21(1), 60-67. Summary This study used leader-member exchange (LMX) theory as the theoretical […]