Journalistic investigation on the impact of interpersonal Relationships on Team Work in New Vision Printing and Publishing Company.

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
This study was aimed at establishing the journalistic investigation on the impact of interpersonal relationships on team work in an organization basing on knowledge obtained from New Vision Publishing and Printing Limited. A descriptive research design was adopted for this research. Descriptive research design was used because it involved a set of methods and procedures that described the study variables, under the first objective, the study concluded the most noticeable interpersonal relationships at work were among other; manager/boss, employee relationship, coworker/peer relationship, customer relationship, friends, family, romantic relationship, mentoring relationships and networking interpersonal relationships. In the second objective, research concluded that the correlation between interpersonal relationships and team work was; it adds value to the team’s efforts and thus enhances their perfonnance, interpersonal relationships allow team members to aim for an objective in a joint feeling and effort, conflict arose at the workplace, helps the team effectively communicate amongst themselves to achieve goals and establishes commitment amongst the team members. Under the third objective, research concluded that 54.5% respondents were of the opinion that emotional barriers at work were a major hindrance for conducive interpersonal relationships at work. 45.5% of the respondents were of the view that perception and attitudinal barriers were responsible for unfavorable working relationships among teams at New Vision, 0.5% respondents suggested physical barriers as the cause of poor interpersonal relationship at a work place, several respondents cited the lack of trust between the parties in the team as yet another barrier to effective interpersonal relationships amongst team members whereas minority of the respondents whereas the rest of the population studied argued that poor working interpersonal relationships were due to cultural and language barriers among the team members, it was therefore recommended that management should focus on the issue, not the person. Employees should not take everything personally, and similarly, express their own needs and opinions in terms of the job at hand. Solve problems rather than attempt to control others. Employees in a team should be genuine rather than manipulative. Team members should be themselves, honestly and openly. Team members and management should empathize rather than remain detached.
A dissertation submitted to the College of Social Science and Humanities in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of a Bachelor Degree of Mass Communication of Kampala International University.
Journalism, Interpersonal Relationships, Team Work, Impact, New Vision Printing and Publishing Company.