Scrutinizing Organisational Communication Through Work-Environment, Power And Politics In Nigeria
Volume 1 - Issue 2, August 2017 Edition
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Justine John Dyikuk
Organisation, communication, Politics, Nigeria.
The dynamics of organisational communication play a role in any organisation. In-between organisational communication are power and politics. This paper used the qualitative method to ascertain the place of power and politics in organisations in Nigeria. Through the systematic thinking theory which was used as theoretical framework, the study discovered that paying workers, creating a conducive work-environment and capacity building are crucial to enhancing a good organisational communication. While acknowledging the role of unionism in fighting for workerâ€™s welfare, the paper established that power and politics are game-changers in any work-environment.
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