Insights into the Future of Employee Communication

10 Easy Ways to Improve Internal Communication Starting Now

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.

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Bridge the Communication Gap with Your Global, Multi-Generational Workforce

While it has never been easy to reach and engage employees, the challenge is greater than ever as workplaces are evolving. Many organizations are spread out—across a region, country, or the globe. Most have employees doing a variety of jobs, from office work at a desk to non-desk work in industries like transportation, retail, and manufacturing. And almost every organization is multi-generational, with a mix of new hires in their early 20s and experienced hands in their 60s (or even 70s) who are delaying retirement. 

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How to Boost Employee Engagement with Awesome Internal Communication

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 down to business. 

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