The Role of Creative Mediums in Enhancing Management Research Representation

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Lakshmi Balachandran Nair of Utrecht University, Pauline Fatien Diochon of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Reka Anna Lassu of the University of Central Florida, and Suzanne G. Tilleman of the University of Montana, Missoula. They recently published an article in the Journal of Management Inquiry entitled "Let’s Perform and Paint! The Role of Creative Mediums … Continue reading The Role of Creative Mediums in Enhancing Management Research Representation

The Influence of Textual Cues on First Impressions of an Email Sender

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Shannon L. Marlow of Rice University, Christina N. Lacernza of University of Colorado Boulder, and Chelsea Iwig of the NASA Johnston Space Center. They recently published an article in the Business and Professional Communication Quarterly entitled “The Influence of Textual Cues on First Impressions of an Email Sender," which is currently free … Continue reading The Influence of Textual Cues on First Impressions of an Email Sender

What Goes Unsaid: Studying Nonverbal Behavior in the Workplace

Effective communication between employees is integral to the performance and success of any organization. Communication between individuals is much more complex than it may appear on the surface, with nonverbal cues adding depth to interactions beyond verbal exchanges. As a result, it comes as no surprise that studies of employee communication cannot be complete without … Continue reading What Goes Unsaid: Studying Nonverbal Behavior in the Workplace

Sparking Dialogue: Organizational Communication through Digital Storytelling

In recent years, technology and the Internet have simultaneously expanded and reinvented the way we communicate. The change in how we communicate has been pervasive, impacting all communications in the personal and professional sphere. Advances in technology has led multimedia content to become a new frontier for organizational communications, bringing with it new potential for organizational storytellers … Continue reading Sparking Dialogue: Organizational Communication through Digital Storytelling

Illustrating the Intricacies of Team Communication

Illustrating communication and conversation in organizational teams is easier than it seems--all you need is a ball of string. The recent Management Teaching Review article "Web-of-Communication" from authors Gary Wagenheim and Jacqueline McAdam outlines a simple group exercise for students and organizational teams to better understand communication patterns and team development. The abstract for the paper: The … Continue reading Illustrating the Intricacies of Team Communication

Tension Between Generations Points to a Shift Away from Masculine Organizations

[We're pleased to welcome Kristen Lucas of University of Louisville. Kristen recently published an article in Journal of Management Inquiry, entitled "Generational Growing Pains as Resistance to Feminine Gendering Organization? An Archival Analysis of Human Resource Management Discourses," with co-authors Suzy D'Enbeau of Kent State University and Erica P. Heiden of College of Saint Mary.] … Continue reading Tension Between Generations Points to a Shift Away from Masculine Organizations

How Leaders Succeed and Fail at Communicating Change to Subordinates

[We're pleased to welcome Timothy Hartge of University of Michigan-Dearborn, who co-authored an article published in International Journal of Business Communication, entitled "Leaders' Behaviors During Radical Change Processes: Subordinates' Perceptions of How Well Leader Behaviors Communicate Change" with co-authors Thomas Callahan of University of Michigan-Dearborn and Cynthia King of Naval Post Graduate School.] What inspired … Continue reading How Leaders Succeed and Fail at Communicating Change to Subordinates

A Visual Approach to Professional Communication

[We're pleased to welcome Deborah C. Andrews of University of Delaware, author of the article "Making the Familiar Strange: Thinking Visually in a Study Abroad Course in Professional Communication," published in Business and Professional Communication Quarterly.] Today’s intensely international, multimedia marketplace for communication places a premium on design thinking and collaboration. Such thinking has been … Continue reading A Visual Approach to Professional Communication

How Do Aggressive Communication Traits Impact Organizational Assimilation?

[We're pleased to welcome Michael Sollitto of Texas A&M University. Dr. Sollitto recently published an article in International Journal of Business Communication entitled "The Relationship Between Aggressive Communication Traits and Organizational Assimilation" with co-author Gregory A. Cranmer of Columbus State University.] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? We were inspired and interested … Continue reading How Do Aggressive Communication Traits Impact Organizational Assimilation?

Tweet All About It: Using Twitter as an Inexpensive Communication Tool

In recent years, social media has changed the way that companies and customers interact. For many companies, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter provide new avenues for marketing and customer service interaction at a relatively low-cost. For nonprofits in particular, social media seems to be an effective communication tool to cultivate relationships with stakeholders. In their article, "Twitter as … Continue reading Tweet All About It: Using Twitter as an Inexpensive Communication Tool