HomeJPAIR Multidisciplinary Research Journalvol. 15 no. 1 (2014)

Is My Boss Effective? A Retrospection of the Middle Managers’ Communication Style and Effectiveness

Joey M. Villanueva



Clear and specific communication lines need to be established within the educational system to achieve successfully the vision, mission, goals and objectives of the institution. The study aimed to determine middle managers’ management communication styles and its effectiveness, and the barrier commonly encountered. The study was conducted in a state university of the Philippines utilizing the descriptive research design to describe the middle mangers management communication style, effectiveness and barriers encountered. There were two groups of respondents in the study; group of middle managers and the group of subordinates. The subordinates are the faculty or staff who were directly under the supervision of the middle managers. They validated the management communication styles, effectiveness and barriers encountered by the middle managers. The questionnaires were intended to define the demographic profile of the middle manager, identify the management communication styles, and assess the effectiveness and barriers to effective communication. Most of the middle managers’ management communication style was open, then blind, hidden and few of them were using closed style. These managers were found effective in seeking and giving feedback, listening, understanding others, influencing and relating and oral and written skills. The management communication performance of the middle managers is not greatly affected by the different management communication barriers.