Essay on Problems Faced By Grapevine Communication

1368 Words Dec 6th, 2016 6 Pages
Problems arise multiple times a day due to the lack of communication, or over-communication in our squadron, and it can impact productivity significantly. Grapevine communication is problematic, yet it is also a way to get information out to the many, although, the entire communication may not be conveyed. Regarding the grapevine, “it gives managers a feel for the morale of their organization, identifies issues that employees consider important, and helps tap into employee anxieties” (Robbins & Judge, 2009, p.360). Currently, we have Commander calls every Monday, and if the Commander feels it is necessary to halt a communication being spread by the grapevine, he will, which usually ends up with him giving us more clarification. Communicating over email is a large part of the military, many people cannot be reached in person, or contacted via phone communication. Therefore, information can be lost, misinterpreted, or even ignored. Ultimately, the sender needs to find a way to ensure the email is received and conveyed in the way they wanted it. “Oral communication is still the best way to communicate information because it is immediate and because it allows for feedback and immediate clarification” (Fischer, n.d.). The sender, regardless of communication should follow Titus 3:2 (ESV), which states, “To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people”. Therefore, this ensures no one is offended and is willing…

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