- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (February 16, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0787901997
- ISBN-13: 978-0787901998
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,766,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In producing a remarkably commonsense book, D'Aprix has introduced a much needed word into executive vocabulary: communicating. Sprinkled with references to U.S. market leaders, such as GE and Xerox, he outlines in broad strokes the best strategic communications model; each piece of advice is accompanied by statistics and real and fictitious case histories, all intended to convince and persuade. Few good public relations practitioners will argue the tenets presented here or take away much startling information, but both top-and mid-level managers just might be surprised at the case D'Aprix makes for the power of internal communications. Barbara Jacobs
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Today's environment demands that organizations constantly change in order to survive. Yet despite these high stakes, many major change efforts still fail. Too often, communication failures undermine leadership attempts at change, leaving employees without the crucial knowledge to understand what is happening and why - ultimately causing them to lose faith in both their leaders and the system itself. In Communicating for Change, Roger D'Aprix calls on his vast experience on the front lines of organizational communication to show why and where these avoidable breakdowns occur. He argues executives, corporate communicators, human resource managers, and other change agents to re-create communication as a management system by developing the four key elements of strategy, accountability, rewards, and training. He also invites them to join together in using communication strategically by connecting an organization's vision, mission, and business goals to the forces and opportunities in the marketplace - the driving force behind all change. Developed with the author's findings from hundreds of executive interviews and employee focus groups, D'Aprix's market-based strategic communication model demonstrates how to integrate and align communication at all levels - especially in today's flatter, horizontal organizations - to help employees understand and commit to workplace change.
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The book's strongest contribution is a simple model for approaching internal communication (as articulated in the subtitle): focus on the marketplace. His arguments are based on 2 decades of data and first hand experiences. His brilliance is being able to effectively describe communication principles to those outside the communications profession.
In a few short sections D'Aprix heads off target into territory where his expertise is not so valuable (in management and leadership concepts). But if you're looking for a primer on how to use internal communications to make your organization more effective, this is the book for you. D'Aprix even gives you an added bonus: the book is very short.