|Journal||Australian Journal of Communication|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
Dealing with the Dark Side of Sectarianism in Northern Irish Organisations:Guiding Principles on Inter-Group Workplace Communication. / O'Donnell, Aodheen; Hargie, Owen.In: Australian Journal of Communication, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2011, p. 21-44.
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T1 - Dealing with the Dark Side of Sectarianism in Northern Irish Organisations:Guiding Principles on Inter-Group Workplace Communication
AU - O'Donnell, Aodheen
AU - Hargie, Owen
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PY - 2011
Y1 - 2011
N2 - While Northern Ireland is still characterised by deep politico-religious divisions that permeate almost every aspect of life, the workplace has long been recognised as a particularly important forum where cross-community contact is facilitated and indeed legislated for. However, the sectarianism that has been endemic in this society for decades has inevitably seeped into the workplace. Based upon a thematic analysis of four studies examining inter-group relations and communication within workplaces, a set of guiding principles for dealing with such sectarianism, in relation to inter-group workplace communication, has been developed. These principles, while derived from the specific context of Northern Ireland, are founded on concepts such as equality and open communication and are thus more widely applicable.
AB - While Northern Ireland is still characterised by deep politico-religious divisions that permeate almost every aspect of life, the workplace has long been recognised as a particularly important forum where cross-community contact is facilitated and indeed legislated for. However, the sectarianism that has been endemic in this society for decades has inevitably seeped into the workplace. Based upon a thematic analysis of four studies examining inter-group relations and communication within workplaces, a set of guiding principles for dealing with such sectarianism, in relation to inter-group workplace communication, has been developed. These principles, while derived from the specific context of Northern Ireland, are founded on concepts such as equality and open communication and are thus more widely applicable.
M3 - Article
VL - 38
SP - 21
EP - 44
JO - Australian Journal of Communication
JF - Australian Journal of Communication
SN - 0811-6202
IS - 1