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ERIC Number: ED098628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 26
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Communication Integration and Satisfaction in a Complex Organization.
Wigand, Rolf T.
This study is concerned with the integration, cohesiveness, and satisfaction of communication processes within a large, complex organization. Since smaller, less complex organizations are considered to have a higher degree of integrativeness, the increased size and complexity of an organization diminishes the integration of communication processes and makes them more difficult to measure. This study compares individual integrativeness, cohesiveness, and satisfaction scores of 963 members of a financial organization with a set of structural communication and other variables. Communication network roles as well as integrativeness scores were generated through a network analysis computer program developed at Michigan State University. In addition, a regression analysis provides the linear and certain curvilinear relationships between integrativeness, cohesiveness, and satisfaction and a set of interrelated, independent variables. For organizations whose communication control and decision making processes are largely disintegrated, the study suggests direct implications with regard to integrating those processes occurring among functionally distant or non-cohesive individuals and groups. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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