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.
A new study has linked employee satisfaction to both management style and corporate attitudes towards employees. In an article published in Springer’s Journal of Business and Psychology, researchers from the Universite Francois Rabelais in Tours, France, revealed new evidence that meeting employees’ basic needs for competence, autonomy and relatedness leads to improved job satisfaction.