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    Communication and briefing groups

    MacKenzie Davey, Kate (2015) Communication and briefing groups. In: Guest, D. and Needle, D. (eds.) Human Resource Management: Wiley Encyclopedia of Management 3rd Edition. Hoboken, U.S.: Wiley, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9781118785317.

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    Communications researchers draw on a wide range of approaches to human resource management. These can be grouped into three very different, but overlapping, views of communication in HRM. These focus broadly on information management, participation and organizational culture. The most straightforward approach to communication is concerned with the passing of information between senders and receivers. In HRM this may be most evident in the provision of clearly specified, legally required employment procedures. Participation involves interaction between employees and management . This could be in negotiating work conditions between employees and management. Finally, organizations may be seen as communicatively constructed, created and given meaning by the stories, symbols and rituals that convey culture. Briefing groups may be seen either as a conduit for passing information down through the organization, an opportunity for employee participation or as a process through which the organization is structured and constituted.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): communications, information exchange, social interaction, networks, participation, silence, social construction
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Kate Mackenzie-Davey
    Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2016 15:06
    Last Modified: 17 Jun 2021 09:46


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