Accession Number:

ADA134436

Title:

A Study of Upward Bypassing in the Process of Vertical Control of an Organizational Communication System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-07

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

An examination of upward vertical bypassing in the organizational communication system. The study defines bypassing and its impact. Examples of vertical bypassing from both military and civilian sources are documented with analysis of the effects of such action on the participants as well as the organizational communication system. Selected examples of existing methods programs which attempt to control vertical bypassing are also examined. Suggestions are made for a program in the military which might eliminate or reduce the negative aspects of vertical bypassing on the individual and the organization by using the positive effects of bypassing as a means to strengthen the organizational communication climate and system.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE