The CIPR Inside, a specialist group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has launched a brand new Line Manager Communication survey to explore the approach taken by internal communication and HR functions to enable and support line manager communications.

This survey aims to discover the ownership and importance placed on line manager communication in organisations, as well as the extent to which line manager communication skills and behaviours are considered and supported as leadership attributes and a business enabler.

The research seeks to go beyond what we know as communication professionals to reach HR partners as well as deeper insights from structured interviews with line managers, HR, and internal communications practitioners.  

Results from the report will be made available later this year.

"All of us involved in employee communications want to have a positive impact on organisational engagement, and an undeniably important part of this is working effectively with line managers. CIPR Inside wants to understand and share with the industry IC practitioners' current experiences of helping line managers to communicate effectively, enabling conversations, and taking the right steps towards improving the practice. If your role involves internal communications, please share your experiences in this important survey." CIPR Inside Chairperson, Martin Flegg, Chart. PR, FCIPR

"More knowledge and insight is needed about how line manager communication is working in practice across organisations today. The results of this survey will enable discussions about if, and how, communications professionals could be working more effectively, with the goal of positively impacting organisational engagement through line manager communication."
CIPR President, Mandy Pearse Chart PR, FCIPR

Please be aware that the survey is anonymous and does not collect any personal data. It is open till Thursday 30th September 2021.

The survey will take only 15 minutes and can be completed on your mobile, laptop or desktop. So go right ahead, and have your say! Once you are done, we would like to ask for a little more… pass it on to your HR partners and to a few line managers!

If you would like to be interviewed about your experiences with any line managers in your organisation communication, please fill out this request

If you have any questions, please get in touch: [email protected]