(sometimes known as briefing groups). A communication technique that provides face-to-face meetings between managers and their subordinates on issues that have been identified by senior managers in the organization. The issues are cascaded down the organization from level to level, and at each stage, the manager briefs his or her subordinates in a structured session that encourages open discussion and feedback. This is then passed back up the organization by the manager. [See cascade communication.]
Subjects: Human Resource Management.