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GrapeVine Communication


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GrapeVine Communication

  1. 4. Types of Grapevine <ul><li>Messages transmitted through the grapevine </li></ul><ul><li>are normally referred to as &quot;rumors.&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wish Fulfillment Rumor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Identifying the wishes and hopes of employees </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bogey Rumor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Exaggerating employees fears and </li></ul><ul><li>concerns </li></ul>
  2. 5. Types of Grapevine <ul><ul><ul><li>Wedge Drivers Rumor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Aggressive, unfriendly and damaging. </li></ul><ul><li>They split groups and dissolve </li></ul><ul><li>allegiances </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Home Stretchers Rumor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> Anticipating final decisions or </li></ul><ul><li>announcements. They tend to </li></ul><ul><li>fill the gap during times of ambiguity </li></ul>
  3. 6. Groups by which the rumors spread Spontaneous Group When people are stressed or in an untrustworthy environment they spread wrong information Premeditated Group Premeditated rumors spread within highly competitive environments
  4. 7. Four Types of Grapevine Chains
  5. 8. <ul><li>The longer the strand the more distortion and </li></ul><ul><li>filtering affects </li></ul><ul><li>Most inaccuracies occur in this chain </li></ul>
  6. 15. To Behave like Rather than Conclusion