Week 3 Discussion - MGT3002.docx - Organizational communication can occur through both formal and informal channels The informal channel is sometimes

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Organizational communication can occur through both formal and informal channels. The informal channel is sometimes called the grapevine and can include rumor and gossip. Should organizational leaders try to stop the grapevine? Propose a research-based plan for a leader’s actions and attitudes about informal communication channels. An organizational leader should not try to stop the grapevine, as a good portion of it is beneficial. The employees are communicating, even with the occasional misinterpretation, the grapevine carries some importance to internal business communication. According to Robbins and Judge (2015), “an informal group is a group that is neither formally structured nor organizationally determined; such a group appears in response to the need for social contact.” The grapevine is useful as a enhancement to formal modes of communication, as it generally travels more quickly than other means
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