The field of organizational communication is somewhat related to mass communication and even intercultural communications, but more specifically concerns the ways that people interact and communicate within organizations such as businesses and political groups. Since the 1930s, organizational communication experts have looked at how humans behave in organizations in order to recognize patterns and to analyze how a membership in an organization can affect a person’s behaviors and decisions. In this section of our blog, we look at the latest research, surveys and analyses in the organizational communication field. This growing subsection of communication study has important applications, especially due to ways that e-mail, text messaging and other new information technologies have influenced human communication over the past several years.
The following infographic by Accenture sums up the ways in which Generation Y women differ from women of earlier generations in the workplace and details the ways in which they resemble those who came before them. For example, the majority of young women expect to be treated equally in the workplace. However, they are still much less likely to ask a superior for a raise than men of the same age.
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