Communication as Information Transfer within Organizations


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When organizational communication is understood as a transfer of knowledge, the three important roles are the signal, the signaler and the _____.

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1. If a daily financial dashboard presents an executive with the information ''number of days cash on hand,'' the dashboard itself is best characterized as a _____.

2. Which scenario represents a case in which the signal itself was inadequate to affect effective organizational communication?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our engaging quiz and worksheet contains multiple-choice questions designed to assess your knowledge of communication as information transfer within organizations. When you take this quiz, you'll answer questions about the three roles of communication as transfer of knowledge and which characteristics are most important when transferring information by signal.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

It only takes a few minutes to see what you know about:

  • What a dashboard with 'number of days cash on hand' can be characterized as
  • A scenario that represents a case where the signal was inadequate to support effective organizational communication
  • Which features are essential when transferring information by signal
  • What a receiver is within an example situation
  • The three important roles of communication as transfer of knowledge

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of a dashboard showing 'number of days cash on hand'
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how a receiver works and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on communication as information transfer within organizations

Additional Learning

To learn more, work through our engaging lesson called Communication as Information Transfer within Organizations. After completing this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Explain what is used to convey meaning in person-to-person conversations
  • Detail what a dashboard is designed to do
  • Identify the person whose responsibility it is to ensure the communication process is started