Integrated communications perspectives and the practice of total quality management

Tourish, Dennis and Irving, Pauline (1995) Integrated communications perspectives and the practice of total quality management. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 8 (3). pp. 7-14. ISSN 0952-6862

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Communication is becoming increasingly identified as a significant factor influencing the ability of the NHS to achieve high‐quality outcomes. Typically, organizations have tended to conceptualize communication as a process dealing with external relationships. Emphasizes the importance of both internal and external communications, and argues that the NHS now needs to integrate both these dimensions of the communication function. Proposes a strategic framework which suggests how this can be accomplished. Proposes and discusses a communications‐centred model of the management process in the light of this approach. This model integrates perspectives which have hitherto dichotomized management as either a science or an art. It also locates communication at the heart of effective management. Finally, suggests the NHS is uniquely well placed to provide data on the impact and costs of total communication programmes.

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Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Stacey Goldup
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 10:21
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