National Association of Christian Ministers

Answering His Call Is Our Purpose

COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

Communication networks are the paths over which information flows.

Communication networks in groups and teams
1. Wheel network – information flows to and from one member of the group.
2. Chain network – group members communicate in a set sequence.
3. Circle network – group members communicate with others who are similar to themselves.
4. All-channel network – every group member communicates with every other group member.

Organizational communication networks – the grapevine is an informal network over which unofficial information (which may or may not be accurate) flows.

Assignment:

List an example organization for each of the above 4 networks (example, Army, Wal-Mart, Church, etc.).

Source Quoted:

http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072860820/student_view0/chap...
Jones, G. R., George, J. M., and Hill, C. W.L. (2006). Contemporary management. 4th Ed. Boston: Irwin. ISBN: 0073049212.