Title

Remote internal crisis communication (RICC) – role of internal communication in predicting employee engagement during remote work in a crisis

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Journal of Public Relations Research

Publication Date

12-3-2021

Abstract

Based on theories of relationship management and job demands and resources, this study offered a conceptual framework, the Remote Internal Crisis Communication (RICC) framework, and empirical data to examine the antecedents of employee engagement during remote work in a crisis. Based on an online survey with 304 employees who worked remotely during the Novel Coronavirus pandemic that began in 2019 (i.e., COVID-19), findings revealed that two-way communication and internal crisis communication content predicted employee engagement the most among all the predictors, which included two-way communication, internal crisis communication content and objectives, and new ways of working. The study also found that social connection mediated the relationship between new ways of working and employee engagement.

ISSN

1532-754X

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Disciplines

Communication

Keywords

Employee engagement, Internal communication, Remote work, Crisis, Internal crisis communication

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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