Communication among employees at social gatherings tends to generate negative interpersonal relations   , whether the gatherings are sponsored by the employer or not.

All of the department leaders were on an executive retreat over the weekend with the chief operations officer, Stacey. Stacey presented the company’s new operations plan at the retreat. During her presentation, she mentioned that the efficiencies gained through equipment acquisition meant the company is currently overstaffed. Some departments will experience lay-offs sometime in the coming months. The plans for staff reduction aren’t yet finalized and an official announcement won’t be made until a plan is in place. The department leaders don’t discuss this with each other, but each informally spreads the word with his or her department on Tuesday. Which type of communication network is this?

All channel

Wheel

Cluster grapevine chain

Gossip grapevine chain

The management by wandering around strategy exposes a manager to information that    .

Because of your education in management, you know that informal communication is important for organizations. Which of the following statements is true about organizations?

Organizations with strong leadership communicate only through formal networks.

The information shared through the grapevine is rarely accurate.

Managers who manage by walking around do so to determine who is responsible for gossip in the organization.

Grapevines occur in all organizations

The management by wandering around strategy exposes a manager to information that    .

Because of your education in management, you know that informal communication is important for organizations. Which of the following statements is true about organizations?

Organizations with strong leadership communicate only through formal networks.

The information shared through the grapevine is rarely accurate.

Managers who manage by walking around do so to determine who is responsible for gossip in the organization.

Grapevines occur in all organizations.