Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Journalism and Communication
This thesis documents the communication climate of a Fortune 500 business to determine if it contains key components essential for effective communication. A model developed to identify components of an ideal managerial climate for effective communication between superiors and subordinates was used. The model was published in 1972 by Dr. W. Charles Redding of Purdue and applied to a rocket manufacturing plant's communication climate that existed from 1991 to 1996. The findings contain evidence that validates Redding's model 25 years after it was first published and provides a framework for improving communication effectiveness at the plant.
Sawdey, Jim, "Superior/Subordinate Communication in an Effective Organization" (1997). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1605.
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