oa Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa - Die verband tussen organisasiestruktuur en kommunikasieklimaat

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0259-0069



The aim of this study was to determine the nature of the relationship between organisational structure and communication climate. Based on a specific schedule, interviews were conducted with senior human resource managers, in six organisations to obtain a measure of organisational structure. These organisations were chosen for their apparent differences on five structural dimensions. The communication climate within each of these organisations was then assessed by means of a questionnaire. The communication climate patterns of the organisations were then compared by means of profile analysis. The results seem to indicate that there is, indeed a relationship between organisational structure and communication climate. Specifically a more positive climate for formal communication is found with increasing degrees of structuring.

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