Change communication : the impact on satisfaction with alternative workplace strategies

BULL, Melanie and BROWN, Tim (2012). Change communication : the impact on satisfaction with alternative workplace strategies. Facilities, 30 (3/4), 135-151.

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Abstract

Communication is fundamental to the Facilities Management (FM) role within organisations; especially when the FM department is implementing changes to the workplace. An evaluation of an instance is presented.

A self- administered online questionnaire was used to collect quantitative and qualitative data. The research focused on responses to satisfaction with the communication methods rather than reviewing the merits of alternative workplace strategies.

Findings included the impact of communication on staff satisfaction levels, the need to provide timely and relevant information and communication via a range of mediums and the need to ensure there was opportunity to participate in meaningful feedback. The key findings are substantiated with existing internal communication and change literature.

Originality / value

The research highlights the practical importance of the need to improve communication within the FM industry and especially in change circumstances.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Facilities Management Development
Identification Number: 10.1108/02632771211202842
Depositing User: Melanie Bull
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 16:32
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 13:14
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3978

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