upward communication

  

Definition

Information flow from the lower levels of a hierarchy to the upper levels.

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  • I didn't like upward communication because I wanted to talk directly to the powers that be in a face to face manner.

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  • The upward communication at the rival company was unique because the chief executive officer would regularly chat with warehouse employees.

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  • The company Greg worked for had an upward communication system, so when he had a complaint he had to talk to his supervisor who in turn talked to his supervisor and so forth up the ladder.

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