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Organisational Communication, The Panacea For Improved Labour Relations

Adesubomi Abolade Dupe
Published Online: 2015-09-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sbe-2015-0016

Abstract

This paper examined the importance of organisational communication to overall effective labour relations. It looked at organisational communication and its role in labour relations between the parties involved in Labour relations for better business procedures and relationships. It explained the importance of organisational communication in enhancing better labour relations within the organisation and with people outside the organisation. It enumerated the various groups that are involved in industrial relations and how they could use organisational communication for better industrial relations. It established the importance of organisational communication to the overall success of any organisation. Communication is vital to all human relations including labour relations but it seems to have been taken for granted or treated as inconsequential. When good organisational communication is not given its pride of place in organisation, it would affect labour relations negatively. This paper looked at the importance of organisational communication to labour relations, its effects on organisational performance, and negative effects of lack of good communication between stakeholders in labour relations and concluded that organisational communication should be properly used by all concerned in industrial relation matters for better performance of the organisation and improved labour relations both within and outside the organisation.

Keywords: Organisational communication; improved labour relations; organisational performance; relationship

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Published Online: 2015-09-25

Published in Print: 2015-08-01


Citation Information: Studies in Business and Economics, ISSN (Online) 2344-5416, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sbe-2015-0016.

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