Organizational Purpose, Culture, Crisis Leadership, and Social Media
In Social Media and Crisis Communication (2nd edition) (Eds: Y. Jin and L. Austin). Routledge.
Abstract: This chapter explores the importance of organizational purpose, culture, and leadership in weathering a social media crisis and the impact of stakeholders’ changing expectations on organizational responses. Organizations are increasingly expected to communicate transparently and to live their purpose and culture through action, even as trust levels decline. Social media presents leaders with tremendous opportunities to share important information about what distinguishes their organizations from others before a crisis hits, but at the same time, it poses a threat. Organizations are more visible and more vulnerable, allowing stakeholders to learn about situations they might not have otherwise and evaluate organizational responses immediately. The chapter discusses how leaders can seize social media opportunities while avoiding pitfalls and mitigating threats.
Exploring Differences in Crisis Literacy and Efficacy on Behavioral Responses during Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Abstract: This study examined the effects of literacy and efficacy on individuals’ protective action taking and information seeking during the early phase of infectious disease outbreaks through a nationally representative survey […]