Adecco: Solutions for Communication Case Study by Nicky

Adecco: Solutions for Communication
This paper gives an overview of Adecco, a company that specializes in human resources, that has encountered severe problems because of the number of channels the employees must go through to communicate.
# 120125 | 3,696 words | 9 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jun 04, 2010 in Business (Companies) , Business (Administration) , Business (Human Resources)

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This paper discusses components of Adecco, a Fortune 500 company based in Switzerland that specializes in human resources. The paper explores various components of the company including the background, the organizational culture and the communication problems that the company is facing. Further, the essay involves a literature review and discussion of ways in which to improve communication within the company. The essay finds that regular department meetings, HR's presence in all interdepartmental activities, encouragement of an open door policy among other best practices will improve the company's communication system.

From the Paper:

"Scholarly articles were reviewed in the area of OCI, corporate cultures, communication and communication enhancement. The goal was to determine whether there were best practices that Adecco could follow in order to develop a new, more effective communication strategy. Balthazard, Cooke and Potter (2006) found that communication is only one aspect of a larger cultural problem that needs to be repaired. The dysfunctional organization exhibits markedly lower effectiveness, efficiency, and performance in comparison to societal standards. Culture plays a pivotal role."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Balthazard, P.A., Cooke, R.A., & Potter R.E. (2006) Dysfunctional culture, dysfunctional organization: Capturing the behavioral norms that form organizational culture and drive performance Journal of Managerial Psychology 21(8), 709 - 732
  • Frost, P. J., Moore, L.F. et. al. (Eds) (1985) Organizational Culture Beverly Hills, Sage.
  • Galpin, Timothy Galpin, T. (1996) Connecting culture to organizational change.Journal of Change Management, 5(3), p. 329-344.
  • Gelfand, M.J., Leslie, L.M. & Keller, K. (2007) Toward a theory of conflict cultures in organizations. Social Science Research Network. Retrieved October 16, 2008
  • Graves, D. (1996). Corporate Culture. Diagnosis and Change Auditing and Changing the Culture of Organizations. London, Pinter.

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