Formal and emergent predictors of coworkers' perceptual congruence on an organization's social structure

Maureen R. Heald*, Noshir S. Contractor, Lauram Koehly, Stanley Wasserman

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Abstract

This article examines several factors that are hypothesized to influence the perceptual congruence among organizational members. Perceptual congruence is defined as the extent to which members agree on their perceptions of the organization's social structure. This study proposes that employees'congruence on the organization's social structure is influenced by similarities informal structure, demographic attributes, and emergent structure. The hypotheses were tested using cognitive social structure data collected at a city's public works department.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)536-563
Number of pages28
JournalHuman Communication Research
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Linguistics and Language

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