New Perspectives in Organizational Communication

Leader-Member Exchange and Organizational Communication

Facilitating a Healthy Work Environment

Authors: Omilion-Hodges, Leah M., Ptacek, Jennifer K.

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  • Integrates LMX and communication research and theory to offer empirical-based advice for how to develop and maintain successfully, healthy workplace relationships 
  • Considers the implications of differentiated relationships, who stands to benefit, who stands to lose, and what both leaders and members can do to focus on strengthening their workplace relationships 
  • Each chapter also includes the following features: Leadership in action – leader and organizational profiles, strengthening your communication skills columns, case studies, and practical takeaways
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It is hard to overstate the importance of the leader-member exchange relationship. Employees who share a high-quality relationship with their leader are more likely to earn a higher salary, climb the ranks more quickly, and report higher life satisfaction levels than their peers who have a less copasetic leader-member relationship. While Leader-Member Exchange Theory (LMX) research addresses the impact that the leader-member relationship has on the individual employee experience, much of this scholarship overlooks or obscures the vital role that communication plays in the development and maintenance of workgroup relationships. Much of extant literature also glosses over the role that communication plays in workgroup collaboration.

 

Using a communicative lens, this text illustrates the complex theoretical underpinnings of LMX theory, such as the  importance of social interaction and relationship building and maintenance necessary to achieve organizational goals. We explore how an employee’s relationship with their leader also shapes their peer relationships and their overall standing within their workgroup. Further, the text examines the potential dark side of LMX theory, such as the tendency towards demographic and trait and state similarity. Employing a communicative perspective emphasizes the extent of position and personal power both leaders and members have in engineering the quality of the relationship they desire. Integrating and applying once disparate lines of academic literature, this book offers employees, students, and teacher-scholars pragmatic yet research-based insights into developing and maintaining successful, healthy workplace relationships.


About the authors

Leah M. Omilion-Hodges is Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University, USA. Her research fuses organizational communication with health communication, allowing her to explore questions that are relevant to academics and practitioners within applied communication contexts.

 

Jennifer K. Ptacek is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Dayton, USA. Her research examines intersections of health and organizational communication, specifically in contexts of relationships in healthcare workplaces, stress and social support, leadership, and organizational identification.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leader-Member Exchange and Organizational Communication
Book Subtitle
Facilitating a Healthy Work Environment
Authors
Series Title
New Perspectives in Organizational Communication
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-68756-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-68756-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-68755-7
Series ISSN
2730-5333
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 228
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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