The popularity of emails started in the late 1990s.
Back then, emails were used as the primary communication source, and for quite some time, most businesses saw emails as the most efficient communication tools for both external and internal communication.
This is no longer the case.
The average employee spends around 13 hours a week reading emails and responding. This is taking up 28% of his working life.
Although emails can still support effective communication for some, when it comes to creating an effective internal communication strategy, it’s time to look elsewhere.
An effective internal communication strategy is created to support employee engagement. But, here’s a typical scenario: Management invests time and energy into creating an internal newsletter. Besides content, analytics and tracking are in place and the targeting is also done. The newsletter is sent, but the response rate is low and no one is giving their feedback.
Here is one good idea why is that so: The newsletter is buried among hundreds of other emails the employees receive every day.
If you want to get your employees to actively participate in the creation of your company culture, an internal email newsletter is not going to be enough. …
The connection between employee engagement and productivity has been long-established. The math is simple: high employee engagement equals greater output and less employee turnover.
Still, reaching a satisfactory level of employee engagement remains a delicate and fragile goal for many organizations. It can never be achieved solely through HR-centric activities, but instead requires a comprehensive approach reflected in all aspects of a company’s inner workings, from financial reward to organizational culture, with everything in between. In short, everything matters.
For the purposes of this article, we have focused on five key areas of internal organization that significantly contribute to the degree of involvement, inclusion, and motivation of individual employees: communication, knowledge sharing, feedback, recognition, and performance tracking. …
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When structuring the internal communication between its trans-continental offices, the company was quickly faced with an all-too-familiar challenge — the limitations of conventional communication tools. …
Employee engagement is not a new buzzword. Its merits and benefits have been thoroughly discussed and analyzed for decades to a point where it feels like the subject is fully exhausted.
Still, as with most things in life, theoretical understanding doesn’t necessarily translate into practical implementation. In 2020, there is still a stark contrast across the professional landscape in terms of employee engagement strategies (or lack thereof) and their success.
Recent research shows that there are not only great differences between individual company efforts to attain a satisfactory level of employee engagement but also a disconnect in the perception of employee engagement within organizations. …
Having a blog on your website is a great way to increase traffic and connect with your audience and potential customers. With the rise of content marketing, having a blog section on your site became a necessity, not something you would do only if you had some spare time.
And while this is a great way to answer the questions of your potential prospects, it is not really a place to discuss internal issues and news you’d rather share only with your employees. This is where an internal company blog can help.
But what does an internal company blog cover and how good is your company at separating it from your regular blog? What even is the difference between the two and do you even need both? …
An internal company blog is a simple tool that works exceptionally well as an internal communication platform for teams of all sizes.
The concept of a blog is familiar and easy to understand so everyone can quickly get on board, which is one of the reasons why it works so well when it comes to sharing internal news, knowledge, and other resources.
If you are still not sure how to use it and what to write, here’s how other successful teams use BlogIn to give you some ideas.
The human face can display over ten thousands of unique facial expressions, but only a few communicate the same message. Yet, this doesn’t necessarily make face-to-face communication much easier.
We send messages also with our voice, body language and verbal content and style. This means that in business communication, the human face and body are dominant communication tools. We use them both consciously and unconsciously to send messages.
However, using only these channels can sometimes send just parts of the message, increasing the risk of miscommunication. But what happens when we cannot communicate in person?
Needless to say, technology has changed the way we communicate and this change is an ongoing process. Effective two-way communication powered by technological communication channels can forge a strong collaboration, boost knowledge exchange, empower practice work. …
Imagine that you work at a manufacturing plant in a large company. You are on the line and see your direct manager every day. You know there are leaders above your manager, but you never actually see them. Your only knowledge of them is from emails.
But you require more from leaders. You want to feel appreciated for the hard work you do. You want your leader(s) to make the extra effort to visit your plant, so you can properly put a face to their name. …
Blink and you might miss it — that’s how quickly the workplace as we know it is evolving and changing into something new and wholly different.
As technology continues to impact nearly every aspect of our lives, we are seeing a dramatic shift in workplace dynamics, accompanied by a necessary shift in focus on the matters of internal organization.
The “workplace experience” is becoming increasingly digital and virtual, further enhancing the importance of company culture and internal communication as the glue that binds individual professionals into productive teams.
In the following lines, we will focus on some of the dominant trends in the contemporary workplace and how they impact the way teams and organizations communicate. …