Cascade

Measuring Messages

Q: I am researching best practices in communications measurement to identifying when employees are receiving key messages and when they are not. Kind of a “stealth bomber” approach to the usual measurement and metrics. My organization is rolling out a new organization design and we are looking for new ways to help determine if employees

Supervisors’ Role in Communication: Are supervisors employees’ preferred information source?

Regardless of how trustworthy immediate managers are, they’re NOT a preferred source on topics that are perceived to be beyond their area of expertise, such as company strategy and company financial results. Discover the role employees want their supervisors play in the mix of information sources on different topics.

Evaluating Your Cascade Process

Most communicators agree on the importance of face-to-face communication in changing attitudes and behaviors. But many disagree on whether the team-briefing “cascade” of information from senior management to the lowest-level employee is the most effective way to impart knowledge. The best way to find out, says Angela Sinickas, is to use research.