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ERIC Number: ED098638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Pages: 15
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Liaison Roles in the Communication Structure of a Formal Organization: A Pilot Study.
Schwartz, Donald F.
The purpose of this study was first to map the functional communication structure of a 142-member formal organization, then to analyze that structure to identify work groups (Cliques) and interlinking liaison role persons, and finally to describe certain differences between liaison persons and nonliaison members of the work groups as perceived by each of their immediate nonliaison contacts. The findings in this study provide beginning evidence that the liaison communication role does have meaning to members of a formal organization in at least one of several possible ways. Another consequence of this study is the demonstration of the effectiveness of a conceptual schema, communimetrics, which appears to have several advantages when applied to the examination of total organizational communication structures. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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