Phys.org published a report on research conducted by Niclas Erhardt, assistant professor of human resources in the Maine Business School at the University of Maine. Erhardt studied employee self-promotion tactics, as well as ensuing responses from managers. He found office impressions are becoming increasingly shaped by communication technologies — including email — as opposed to face-to-face interaction. The study, “The Dialectical Nature of Impression Management in Knowledge Work: Unpacking Tensions in Media Use Between Managers and Subordinates” is in the May 2014 issue of Management Communication Quarterly.
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