Communication patterns of managers

Davies, Malcolm R. (1978). Communication patterns of managers Master's Thesis, , The University of Queensland.

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Author Davies, Malcolm R.
Thesis Title Communication patterns of managers
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1978
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Language eng
Subjects 1503 Business and Management
Formatted abstract
A self recording study of the communication behaviour of managers was conducted among 101 Brisbane managers. Each manager recorded one full week of his normal communication activity. The data from the 101 recordings provided the information for this study.

Findings of several previous self recording studies were substantiated. Managerial activities can be described almost totally in terms of communication. Most managerial communication is face to face in either a dyadic or a small group situation.

The relationships of seven 'demographic' variables with the communication behaviour of managers were investigated. The function in which managers work affects their communication behaviour, and so does their education level. Managers in 'public' organisations exhibit some interestingly different communication behaviours to managers in 'private' organisations. This is particularly evident in the way they see themselves as being consistently lower in the "level of success" of their communication situations.

Keyword Communication in management.

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