Q4. Explain clearly the different types of grapevine chains in an informal communication.
Ans. The different types of grapevine chains in an informal communication are:
1. Single-Strand Chain: In a single strand chain one person communicates with only one person. In this the first person tells some things to the 2nd the 2nd to the 3rd person, the 3rd to 4th person and so on till the message is communicated to all.
2. Gossip Chain: In Gossip chain one person communicates with many persons. As soon as a person gets some interesting ‘not on job’ information he conveys the same to every other person.
3. Probability Chain: In Probability chain individuals are really not very interested in the person to whom day pass on the information. In this case information is somewhat interesting but not really important.
4. Cluster Chain: In cluster chain one person communicates with many other persons but selectively. In yes one person may convey an information to 4 to 5 persons whom he knows very well and can trust. Out of these for 4-5 persons one or two may again pass on the information. This is known as cluster chain because one person while conveying message main form cluster.