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Robert Grover

Robert Grover lived and worked in New York City for many years as an editor in and around the book publishing industry. Since moving to Germany in 2014, he has been teaching ESL in various corporate settings, and has recently begun thinking and writing about technology and social media as it relates to the changing nature of work.

Recent Posts

8 Reasons Why Internal Communication Is More Important Than Ever in 2018

Each new year sees the publication of countless lists and blogs featuring instructions and magic formulas which business communicators are implored to adopt lest they lose the ear of their internal audience. But commonsense advice doesn’t change with the calendar. When it comes to internal communication in today’s workplace, what was important last year remains so today and will continue to be imperative into the foreseeable future. That’s why some of the information you’ll find in this piece might look familiar from last year’s popular blogpost on the subject. The goal of IC remains as always: the effective and timely dissemination of crucial information to the most relevant audience within an organization. What's changing is the number of tools on the market for achieving this goal.

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18 Ideas to Improve Internal Communication in 2018—and Boost Your Employee Engagement

At the start of 2017, we talked about how internal communications is a field that requires constant rethinking. With that thought in mind, we've gone back to the drawing board and come up with 18 new ideas for making improvements in this crucial area. 18 is no small number, so, in the interest of speeding things up (see point #11), let's get right down to business. 

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6 Fun New Plugins from Contilla—Including an Advent Calendar and a 2018 World Cup Bracket Challenge—are Now Available for Your Employee App

Since 2009, Staffbase’s new partner Contilla has been providing interactive content-marketing tools that optimize onboarding and training and enhance the employee experience. We’re pleased to announce that six premium plugins are now available for the Staffbase app, all of which are sure to increase the user rate and the amount of time your employees spend in their app. These plugins can be integrated in as little as two minutes—in-depth IT knowledge is not required!


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Staffbase Analysis Forecasts a 100% Increase in Employee Experience Professionals in 2018

The employee experience movement is growing at an annual global rate of nearly 100%. That’s the budding conclusion of Staffbase following the second of three planned calculations of the number of professionals adopting new leadership and organizational practices to create more positive workplace experiences for their employees.

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10 Digital Workplace Strategy Questions to Answer in 2018

One could argue that digitization in the workplace began with the invention of the telephone and has been evolving ever since. In defining the digital workplace, James Robertson, a global authority on intranets, says that it is made up of “a holistic set of platforms, tools, and environments for work, delivered in a usable, coherent, and productive way.” The intranet itself is just one element of this environment, and its role has been constantly evolving. During its early years, the intranet was seen as a single platform tasked with doing everything. Today, many organizations are taking a broader view in which the intranet is a mobile entryway to specific platforms within the digital workplace. But before crossing this new threshold, businesses must first put a digital workplace strategy at the top of their agendas.

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