ERIC Number: ED253915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Communication Movement in the Organizational Socialization Process.
Tanno, Dolores V.; And Others
Noting the importance of communication to the socialization process of individuals entering organizations, this paper examines how individuals move through different communication modes and make use of different communication skills as they progress from newcomers to organizational members. To accomplish this, the paper uses aspects of interpersonal relationship theory to understand uncertainty reduction in the phases of socialization and then reviews the literature on the phases of organizational socialization, using these phases to develop a model of communication movement in the organizational process. The paper also presents specific skills that facilitate an individual's successful integration into an organization and discusses the implications of the model for both organizations and the rhetorical criticism branch of the field of speech communication. (FL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Speech Communication Association (Fresno, CA, February 16-19, 1985).