informal communication

Definition

A casual form of information sharing typically used in personal conversations with friends or family members. Within a business environment, informal communication is sometimes called the grapevine and might be observed occurring in conversations, electronic mails, text messages and phone calls between socializing employees.

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  • Sometimes it is best to use informal communication to keep the mood light and have everyone enjoying their time together.

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  • Marcus overheard Informal Communication coming from the office of his director and sub manager discussing business techniques that could be used to make more money for the company.

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  • I liked to work at that place because there was a lot of informal communication and you didn't always feel like you were on the spot.

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