Information technology has advanced to unprecedented degrees, with over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being generated daily. Despite this, corporate decision-making mechanisms continue to rely on guesswork.
Are you an internal communicator struggling with budget issues? Wondering how to build a business case that works in your favor? Well, we hear you. You're not alone, and your concern is as genuine as it gets.
In today's rapidly evolving business world, talent is a key differentiator that separates successful organizations from the less successful ones. The former group realizes this and ensures well-rounded employee journeys. It’s common to see the most impactful leaders pay close attention to optimizing employee experiences right from the moment a new hire walks through the office doors, to their integration into the company culture, their professional development, and their ongoing journey toward success. There’s ample evidence that documents the benefit of this attention.
Trust in the workplace encompasses honest and transparent communication and relationships among coworkers, fostering an environment free from disloyalty or unethical behavior concerns. A recent study conducted by Harvard Business Review emphasizes that trust is not merely a desirable quality in the workplace; it is a vital element for the well-being and performance of organizations.
Mental health encompasses our thoughts, emotions, and ability to cope with life's highs and lows. The global issue of mental health is rapidly gaining attention. Workplace stress stands out as one of the primary factors that adversely affect individuals' mental well-being, with up to30% of employees feeling unable to communicate the impact of stress to their employers honestly.
Global workplaces today house employees from diverse backgrounds. While this creates a vibrant environment fostering creativity and innovation, customizing communication based on demographics simultaneously becomes vital. After all, in a mixed environment, it’s not uncommon to find seemingly innocuous messages getting misinterpreted due to cultural differences, and offending people.
Performance reviews can be scary. But they don’t have to be. They’re simply designed to review your employees’ progress, highlight areas for improvement and implement strategies for skill development. It’s a dedicated moment to help employees improve their skills, efficiency and confidence.
The main goal of any manufacturing company is production. But in order to enable your employees to do their best work, you’ll need to extend your internal communications strategy to the work floor. You may be surprised to find that production levels increase when your factory workers are informed and connected. What’s more, is that you could prevent all kinds of hiccups just by reaching the production floor faster and more efficiently.
We caught up with Tara McKinney, Human Resources Director at Clarkson Construction Company, who has implemented the Speakap platform in three separate manufacturing and construction companies in the United States. The purpose? To engage employees, connect frontline employees with the head office and to generally increase reach and accessibility to company news and information. Here’s what she had to say about employee engagement and frontline communication.
Let’s face it, digital transformation is only really successful when employees are on board. It’s critical that employees be part of the change that comes with implementing a new tool in the workplace, both for employee well-being and for the success of the tool. But, of course, getting all frontline employees to buy into that change can be a challenge.