The Study of Organizational Image Management

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In tradition, most of the mangers had in mind that the organizational image was the main character of the organizational perception of their customers, however, when the studies of the new raised industry of customer servicing increased, the scholar found that it was also important to build the image for their employees. In the following, we will have two different articles which talk separately of the organizational image work internal and externally, also we will try to linkup with the cultural approaches and human resources approaches in organizational communication. The US scholar, Kimberly D. Elsbach, suggested that the organizational image play an important role in the perception of the customers, it was also a starting point for their customers to know about the organization or brand; and the organizational image faces both sides of internal and external audiences (customers and staffs), it was distinctiveness, short-lived, specific, and mainly in use for product recall (Elsbach, 2006). Elasbash was mainly in stating how the organizational perception can be managed, and listed several typology of event, but if we need to make a summary, it can only be explained by cultural approaches in organizational communication. All the events he had mentioned were the process in building a “excellent culture” of an organization, and made it as a image to its audiences, both internal and external audiences. For internal, it made its staffs for how they could perform and made their prediction of the organization; and for external, the excellent organizational image could made the customers had their well relationship feeling and perception to the organization. Both of them were based on the excellent culture of the organization.

The other group of the researchers had the similar result of the organizational image. Xie Lishan and Li Yaoqi, the researchers from Business School of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, conducted their research in a more...
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