Downward Communication: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages


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Which one of the following is the best explanation of downward communication?

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1. Which one of the following is NOT an advantage of downward communication?

2. Which one of the following is not a disadvantage of downward communication?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Consider how information might flow in a business, then use this quiz and worksheet to gauge your knowledge of downward communication. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include explaining downward communication and its advantages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Best explanation for downward communication
  • Advantages of this type of communication
  • Potential disadvantages of downward communication
  • Contributions to interpretive problems
  • Typical organizations involved

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related downward communication lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the structure of an organization that utilizes this type of communication and know why downward communication works for them
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the advantages and disadvantages of downward communication

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson called Downward Communication: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe the advantages of having downward communication
  • Know how efficiency might improve with the downward flow of information
  • Identify the disadvantages involved in downward communication
  • Study an example where downward communication is utilized