Horizontal Communication: Definition, Advantages, Disadvantages & Examples


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

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1. What's another phrase for horizontal communication?

2. Which one of the following is NOT an advantage to horizontal communication?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of horizontal communication within organizations. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the definition of horizontal communication as well as some advantages and disadvantages of horizontal communication within organizations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of horizontal communication and another name for it
  • Advantages and disadvantages of horizontal communication
  • Alternatives to horizontal communication in an organization

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on horizontal communication
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about ways of sharing information within an organization in a new light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding benefits and drawbacks of horizontal communication and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about communication strategies

Additional Learning

To learn more about communications within organizations, review the accompanying lesson on Horizontal Communication. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define horizontal communication
  • Define vertical communication
  • Identify five advantages of horizontal communication
  • Identify four disadvantages of horizontal communication