IABC falls short in communications, survey shows

Many cite poor communication between headquarters and chapters, but 75 percent of members are at least somewhat satisfied with IABC services, according to a new poll by Ragan Communications.

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Editor’s note: Those interested in reading all of the comments in our survey can find them here. Ad hominem attacks were omitted.

The mastery of internal and external messaging is the name of the game at the International Association of Business Communicators.

Yet the organization has often failed to communicate with its own membership, leaving doubts about its leadership, according to many respondents to a Ragan.com survey of 767 communicators.

Of self-identified IABC members, only 21 percent feel Executive Director Christopher Sorek is effectively communicating his new vision for the association. Some 42 percent agreed that there has been a lack of communication between IABC headquarters and its chapters, while only 9 percent disagreed.

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