M8D2: Informal and Formal Business Networks
Informal and Formal Business Networks
Click Here for Spanish-Para la traducción en español pulse aquí
Upon completion of this activity, you will be able to:
Identify how informal and formal networks are used in managerial business communication.
Business communication in organizations can occur via formal and informal networks. Employee resource groups (ERGs) are typically approved by the organization and share some characteristics of the company’s culture. Informal networks are often less structured. However, they can provide a better representation of what’s transpiring in an organization. Study business communication in organizations and respond to the following:
Why should managers be concerned with informal networks?
How can informal networks be utilized in the context of managerial interviewing?
Post your primary response. Be sure to review your writing for grammar and spelling before posting.
Read any postings already provided by your instructor or fellow students. Read and respond to the conclusions drawn by at least two of your classmates.
Remember to read the feedback to your own major postings and reply to it throughout the module.
Review the SBT Discussion Rubric located in the “Start Here” section of the course for more information on grading criteria. Keep the following points in mind:
The uses of informal and formal networks in managerial business communication are accurately identified and explained with pertinent examples.