Angela Sinickas is a widely-published author. She has written a university textbook, book chapters, white papers, and regular columns for Melcrum's Strategic Communication Management, Best Practice Measurement, and Total Communications Measurement, as well as IABC's Communication World and many others.
A typical communication measurement process starts with some objective assessments of what you are communicating. Objective analysis tools include inventories, content analysis and reading grade level tests.
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Typically, surveys are conducted no more than once every 12 to 24 months. However, if there are aspects of your culture or a publication you are actively trying to change, you may want to supplement the large surveys with mini-surveys.
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Identifying and isolating the role employee communication plays in customer satisfaction and other business results
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When you measure hits on inter/intranet sites, you are measuring overall volume of usage — how many times parts of your site have been opened. However, hits don’t distinguish between the opening of an entire page or a single illustration.
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If you want to go beyond the usual limits of a traditional readership survey that tells you how well received a publication is, first clarify your objectives. Then you might include additional “impact” questions on your next survey.
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How you measure the effectiveness of supervisor communication depends on your objectives and how the results will be used.
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If communicators wanted to work with numbers, we would have become accountants. However, to succeed in todays business climate, we word people need to become more comfortable in a numbers world. Often that means we need to measure the results of our efforts in ways that mean something to our management.
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Spanish title: Medir la Efectivad de la Comunicacion
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