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. 6, No. 1-2, January-July

An Innovative Approach to Writing Assignments in the Business Curriculum
INTRODUCTION Administrators and potential employers of students are asking faculty to include elements in their courses that can help improve students' writing skills. Often, administrators place pressure on faculty to include writing assignments...
A Survey of Workforce Communication Skills
INTRODUCTION Interpersonal and communication skills make or break your career success in the office of the future according to conclusions drawn from research conducted by Office Team, an international staffing firm. Office Team reports that by...
Communicating Critical Messages in a Multi-Cultural Workplace: The Nurse Manager as Intercultural Communicator
BACKGROUND Workplace communication challenges are presented to nurse managers in California as a result of immigration patterns, social policies, global economics, and skilled nursing shortages. This combination of forces has changed the demographic...
Communicating Employee Value in Flexible Employee Benefit Plans: An Application of the Special Constrained Multiparametric Linear Program
INTRODUCTION Recent surveys indicate that over seventy-six percent of all organizations offer flexible benefit plans (Hunt, 2000). Typically, these flexible benefits or cafeteria plans are arrangements in which employees can tailor their benefits...
Demographic Differences in Students' Knowledge of Electronic Resumes
INTRODUCTION The increased use of technology has brought about numerous changes in the recruiting practices of many businesses (Charles, 2000; Quible, 1995). One such change is the increased acceptance of electronic resumes (Jennings, Carnes, &...
Dousing the Flames: Reducing Workplace Aggression through Conflict Management
INTRODUCTION "Now, I give you fair warning! shouted the Queen, stomping on the ground as she spoke. "Either you or your head must be off, and that in about half no-time! Take your choice!" Alice In Wonderland Life would be easier if everyone...
Framing Decisions to Communicate Change
INTRODUCTION When an organization is undergoing change, the manner in which change decisions are communicated determines the nature of the perceived risks involved in the change process and the extent of resistance to change. To illustrate the importance...
Readability of Business Columns versus Other Columns in Major U.S. Newspapers
INTRODUCTION Many business communication textbooks discuss the need for checking readability of written documents, and several provide at least one methodology for determining the readability of documents (Bovee & Thill, 2000; Guffey, 2003;...
The Role of Employee Spirituality in the Survivor Recovery Process Following Corporate M&A
INTRODUCTION More than $520 billion in U.S. merger and acquisition activity occurred in the third quarter of 2000 (Gemignani, 2001). The most recent figures from the World Bank show that $3.5 trillion dollars were involved in mergers and acquisitions...
The Supreme Court and Dissent: Lessons Learned from Judicial Discourse
INTRODUCTION Dissent is a defining characteristic of democratic society. One need only recall how freedom to dissent was denied to student protesters in Beijing's 1989 Tiananmen Square, or to the millions of victims who died in Stalinist gulags...
Tough Termination Questions: Who, When, Where, Why, and How
INTRODUCTION On April 11, 2001, a month after being terminated, a postal employee returned to the job site, stabbed four of his former coworkers, and was killed by the police (Charlotte Observer, 2001). Termination is often referred to as "capital...