Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict

Semiannual journal publishes theoretical and empirical works in business oriented areas of organizational communications and behavior, conflict resolution, and human resources management.

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 1, January

Collegiality in Higher Education: Toward an Understanding of the Factors Involved in Collegiality
ABSTRACT Collegiality is becoming the "fourth" criteria in tenure and other faculty evaluations at institutions of higher learning. The "three pillars" of teaching, research, and service have their own ambiguities, but the debate over the appropriateness...
Employee Engagement: Conceptual Issues
ABSTRACT The authors of this article explore the construct of employee engagement, which has received considerable press recently in management literature and practice. Our research explores questions concerning how the construct employee engagement...
Employers of Choice and Competitive Advantage: The Proof of the Pudding Is in the Eating
ABSTRACT Employer of Choice (EOC) status has been touted as yielding competitive advantage in securing human resources. The attainment of Employer of Choice is believed to provide an edge to the organization in the competition for the recruitment...
Have Business Communication Instructors Changed Their Perception of Business Ethics? A Comparative Study
ABSTRACT The major purpose of this study was to determine if business communication instructors in the Southeastern and Southwestern Regions of the Association for Business Communication changed their perceptions of the teaching of business ethics...
Issues in Organizational Culture Change: A Case Study (1)
ABSTRACT As organizations adapt to be more effective in dynamic and competitive environments, the role of their organizational culture in either supporting or resisting internal changes is critical. The organization's leadership must seek a culture...
Procedural Justice and Voice Effects
ABSTRACT Granting employees the opportunity to voice their preferences and opinions during the decision making process has been found to benefit the employees, the decision maker and the organization. Voice has been found to increase fairness perceptions...
Sticks and Stones: Verbal Abuse in the Workplace
ABSTRACT The great silent secret of the American workplace is that verbal abuse is a far more pervasive problem than most people realize. More than 90% of adults experience workplace abuse sometime during the span of their work careers and the larger...
Supervisory Downward Influence and Supervisor-Directed Organizational Citizenship Behavior
ABSTRACT Downward influence tactics are supervisory actions intended to change the behavior of subordinates. Researchers have identified seven influence tactics commonly used by supervisors; friendliness, bargaining, reason, assertiveness, sanction,...
The Decision to Moonlight or Quit: Incorporating Multiple Jobholding into a Model of Turnover
ABSTRACT Organization researchers often assume that 'the job' is the employee's only employment when exploring jobs and job related topics. This assumption simplifies the analysis but is misleading because it does not reflect reality. Multiple jobholding...