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gossip As in, "I heard it through the grapevine..." Grapevine communication is a form of informal business communication, which develops within an organization. It m…eans gossip, usually gossip that spreads and covers a lot of ground (a lot of people), much like vines do.
"Through the grapevine" is a term associated with how word or rumor travels between people/friends. You tell someone, they tell someone, etc etc...traveling on "through …the grapevine". As to the source of the actual term....I'm not entirely sure.
Grapevine is an informal network of communication within an organisation, also termed by many as"rumors" or "gossip", such as over the water-cooler communication etc. Around …70% of all communication in an organisation is done through the grapevine network and it is considered by researchers to be highly accurate.
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The grapevine is a network of people who pass around gossip. The grapevine is seen in businesses and social settings.
The "grapevine" is any informal channel of information. It has spawned such derivative terms as the "jungle telegraph" (Africa, Asia) and "bush telegraph" (Australia). Althoug…h sometimes used to mean a rumor mill or gossip. it can include truthful information that is obtained from an indirect source. The origin of the term is unclear, but it may indicate the spreading nature of actual grapevines, where it is difficult to follow the twisting path of the vine back to its source. It could also indicate the secretive aspect of the information, as it would be obtained from anonymous contacts among workers in the vineyards.
Grapevine is an informal channel of business communication. It is called so because it stretches throughout the organization in all directions irrespective of the authority le…vels. Man as we know is a social animal. Despite existence of formal channels in an organization, the informal channels tend to develop when he interacts with other people in organization. It exists more at lower levels of organization. Grapevine generally develops due to various reasons. One of them is that when an organization is facing recession, the employees sense uncertainty. Also, at times employees do not have self-confidence due to which they form unions. Sometimes the managers show preferential treatment and favour some employees giving a segregated feeling to other employees. Thus, when employees sense a need to exchange their views, they go for grapevine network as they cannot use the formal channel of communication in that case. Generally during breaks in cafeteria,the subordinates talk about their superior's attitude and behaviour and exchange views with their peers. They discuss rumours about promotion and transfer of other employees. Thus, grapevine spreads like fire and it is not easy to trace the cause of such communication at times. Examples of Grapevine Network of Communication Suppose the profit amount of a company is known. Rumour is spread that this much profit is there and on that basis bonus is declared.CEO may be in relation to the Production Manager. They may have friendly relations with each other. Pros and Cons of Grapevine Communication Advantages of Grapevine CommunicationGrapevine channels carry information rapidly. As soon as an employee gets to know some confidential information, he becomes inquisitive and passes the details then to his closest friend who in turn passes it to other. Thus, it spreads hastily.The managers get to know the reactions of their subordinates on their policies. Thus, the feedback obtained is quick compared to formal channel of communication.The grapevine creates a sense of unity among the employees who share and discuss their views with each other. Thus, grapevine helps in developing group cohesiveness.The grapevine serves as an emotional supportive value.The grapevine is a supplement in those cases where formal communication does not work. Disadvantages of Grapevine Communication The grapevine carries partial information at times as it is more based on rumours. Thus, it does not clearly depicts the complete state of affairs.The grapevine is not trustworthy always as it does not follows official path of communication and is spread more by gossips and unconfirmed report.The productivity of employees may be hampered as they spend more time talking rather than working.The grapevine leads to making hostility against the executives.The grapevine may hamper the goodwill of the organization as it may carry false negative information about the high level people of the organization. A smart manager should take care of all the disadvantages of the grapevine and try to minimize them. At the same time, he should make best possible use of advantages of grapevine.
The grapevine gives you an example of the pulse of the office. It can carry true as well as false information. You can sometimes find out things before they happen.
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A grapevine is an informal talk between people/employees about a topic. It could be a discussion on a perticular hot and happening topic ,as the news spreads, the news looses …its originality and the complete sence and meaning changes as people interpret the news or discussion in different ways and communicate it further. This becomes a roumour and thus it is called a grapevine. It originated during the war time in Asia and other countries when people used to wait for news from the government regarding the war and the latest news on the enemy, as there were no reliable sources of communication, the news spread through word of mouth which added many more substances to the news that it used to loose its significance. Components of a grape wine could be: 1. Peoples openion 2. Different perspective 3. Presumptions 4. Own ideas and beliefs 5. Knowledge or half knowledge 6. Word of mouth 7. Discssions and forums.
The grapevine is from people interacting, and is mostly rumor. In other words, the grapevine will continue to exist. Managers, the organization, should filter information thro…ugh the formal system of communication about issues affecting employees. Don't wait for the gossip to start. Once a rumor starts, it's hard to contain, control, it. Meetings, training, on the grapevine helps. One sure way of overcoming the grapevine is to ignore the gossip, rumors.
Like a wine spreads all over, the rumor network spreads all over Sanjay
because it is a vine with grapes on