As an internal communicator, your working days rarely have enough hours to get through everything on your to-do list. At least that’s the belief of Jenna, an IC professional at an enterprise industrial company. Her department consists of five people, one of whom is only working part time, and it has a budget that’s always on the brink of being cut. Nevertheless, she needs to get things done in order to do her job: Engage every employee, get the company's goals across to everyone, and create a sense of community within her international organization. She achieves those things with the help of a few tools and methods that are designed to make her more effective in her job.
As an internal communicator, you know better than most that effective communication is crucial to the success and happiness of every type of relationship, especially those in the workplace. And it's likely you’ve also seen that the quality of a business's internal communication often speaks volumes about the business itself. And yet, according to the 2018 State of the Sector on Internal Communication, "just 43% of North American internal communicators are tasked solely with internal communication, compared to 57% globally." The problem is, companies often view employee communication as an expense rather than a revenue driver, an approach that can and ultimately will have dire consequences on all sorts of employee-related factors, including retention and engagement, not to mention your bottom line.
Slack is great. It truly is. People love it. Hell, it even has its own Rihanna gif! As for Microsoft Teams, it might be new, but it's shaping up to be a real game changer.
Where will you go next? It’s time to pack your bags and join the internal comms conversation. Conferences are a great way to expand your network and meet other professionals in your field. Events also give you an open door to potential solutions providers who might help improve your work. By starting a dialogue with others at events, you'll get new ideas and insights to implement in your workplace. But with so many events to choose from, Staffbase decided to put together this handy list of the 2018–19 must-attend conferences for busy business communicators!
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Internal influencers are a VIP part of your communications strategy to engage employees and drive change at work. Here are 3 ways that internal influencers can help you make a difference and produce results in your organization for happy leaders and employees.