In the case of management, there are five common communication networks which are as follows:
1. Chain: Where one person transmits information to another as per the chain in the organizational hierarchy. For example, the president informs the vice-president who then passes on the information to the head of the department and so on.
President --> Vice President --> Department Head Managers --> Unit In-charge --> Supervisor --> Layman
2. Wheel or Star: Here one personal (supervisor for instance) can communicate with (say) four subordinates, but the subordinates do not communicate with each other.