The two short sections that follow (Understanding organizational structures and The basics of leadership and communication) will give you a basic grasp of how organizations are structured and how communications flow. A basic grasp.
You can use these two short chapters to create a very simple compliance communication plan.
Beyond that, organizations, like people, can be very complex. We present Organizational Structures 401, as it represents a senior-level mini-course on how organizational power and communication works in the real world.
You can use the very detailed survey at the end of this section to create a Meyers-Briggs assessment of your organization and use that for a communications plan.