An analysis of a communication training program for Chinese managers

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Tuleja, E. A., & Roberts, E. (2011). An analysis of a communication training program for Chinese managers. IEEE Transactions on professional communication, 54(2), 185-200.

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This research is based on an analysis of a management communication training program used by one large US international hotel company to train newly promoted supervisors and managers in Hong Kong and mainland China. The key communication competencies emphasized in the training materials were listening effectively, giving and receiving feedback, using verbal language correctly, using effective nonverbal communication, and displaying empathy. Implications of this study indicate that planning and executing any communication training program must be done mindfully, which includes comprehensive follow-up through reassessment and coaching by the upper managers in order to support employees’ transfer of training.

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