Rita Men

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral candidate Cen April Yue with Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men and Public Relations Professor Mary Ann Ferguson are the recipients of the 2020 International Journal of Business Communication Outstanding Article of the Year from the Association for Business Communication (ABC).…

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Posted: October 29, 2020

Change, particularly organizational change, can be difficult for many people. By supporting change through positive leadership communication practices, employees are more apt to be open to supporting that change. This brings with it a wealth of potential for positive and productive business practices. Despite the crucial role of executive leadership…

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Posted: October 21, 2020

Cen April Yue, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student, received the Top Student Paper award during the 2020 Public Relations Society of America Educators Academy Super Friday event. Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men, with doctoral students Jie Jin and Benjamin Lynn, received the Top Faculty…

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Posted: October 19, 2020

Organizational culture is a social glue that holds organizational members together and prescribes how things are understood, judged, and valued in an organization. The affective dimension of organizational culture, known as emotional culture, sets the tone for how organizational members feel. What can leaders do to promote the positive emotional…

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Posted: July 15, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student Cen “April” Yue  is the lead author of “Examining the Effects of Internal Communication and Emotional Culture on Employees’ Organizational Identification” published in the International Journal of Business Communication on March 31. Yue, Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men and…

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Posted: June 22, 2020

Rita Men, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations associate professor, is the lead author of “’Vision, Passion, and Care:’ The Impact of Charismatic Executive Leadership Communication on Employee Trust and Support for Organizational Change” published in Public Relations Review on June 1. Men, Cen April Yue,…

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Posted: June 7, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and staff were recently honored for their accomplishments during the 2019-2020 academic year. The annual awards recognize achievements and service in the College and the UF community. The honorees include: UF Undergraduate Teacher of the Year: Moni Basu, Michael and Linda…

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Posted: April 29, 2020

Rita Men, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations associate professor, is the author of “Learning in Wartime: Five Ways CEOs Should Communicate With Their Workers During Coronavirus” published in The Conversation on April 16. Men focuses on the important leadership role America’s CEOs play in helping…

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Posted: April 20, 2020

Corporate leaders who want a social media presence but often don’t have the time to manage it themselves frequently assign someone within the company to serve as their online voice or persona, a practiced called “ghost posting.” University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications researchers Tom Kelleher, associate dean…

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Posted: March 4, 2020

A study by Tom Kelleher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, UFCJC Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men, and Patrick Thelen, Ph.D. 2019, was selected as one of the Institute of Public Relations (IPR) Top 14 PR Research Insights of…

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Posted: February 10, 2020

Social media has become an increasingly relevant and cost-effective way for organizations to build their brand and their business. The demand for an organization to have an online presence is acute as both the general public and stakeholders become increasingly visible online, and expect the same from corporate leadership. University…

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Posted: February 7, 2020

In an increasingly tech-driven business environment, many discussions have centered on new technology, innovation, and the resultant efficiency and productivity in the workplace. Conversations seem to have drifted slightly away from the “soft” aspect, what is underneath the “hard” assets, or the “wine” in the bottle: people and emotions. People…

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Posted: June 17, 2019