Insights into the Future of Employee Communication

Driving Team Efficiency: Scrum for Internal Communications

“We work in small, interdisciplinary teams that use methods like Kanban and Scrum.”


One might expect to hear such a statement coming from a software developer, but there it was in the November 2017 issue of the German internal communications magazine BEYOND, being spoken by Claudia Tillmann, head of Brand Experience at Yello, a sales and marketing company for energy and energy-related services.

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10 Internal Communication Challenges and How to Master Them with an Employee App

Effective organizational communication has always been a challenge. And while methods of exchange have been greatly advanced by technology, the challenges remain. Whether it's email overload, a lack of feedback, or an increased number of remote employees working beyond the reach of internal comms, some problems have even gotten worse. In an era when clear communication has become increasingly important to a company's success, affecting employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and the overall public perception of a company, the inability to see the dangers of poor internal communication looms like an iceberg threatening to sink everyone's corporate Titanic. 

 

This article will describe ten common communication challenges and show you how a branded employee app can help you to safely navigate around these miscommunication icebergs.

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10 Security Questions To Answer For Your Internal Communications App

In 2016 there are 3.26 billion internet users, that's over 40% of the world population.
In addition, 96% of working Americans use new communication technologies as part of their daily life, while 62% of working Americans use the internet as an integral part of their jobs.

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An Internal Communications App for One of the World’s Leading Heating and Solar Manufacturers

Viessmann Group, the international manufacturer of industrial heating and cooling systems, developed and introduced their employee app Vi2go in just a few weeks. Head of Corporate Communications Albrecht von Truchseß and Employee Experience Manager Carsten Lucaßen talk about the background behind their decision to implement an employee app; reaching employees without computer access; and the cultural shift brought on by digitization that the Germany-based company is experiencing.

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Getting employees on board in the digital age

No company is safe in the digital age. Even companies that do not make their money directly on the Internet or from Internet technologies are increasingly facing new challenges. As such, a change at the level of the entire company is required. Minor changes in individual departments or so-called think tanks alone are simply not enough. How the business world is currently operating is fundamentally being called into question, which hence leads to significant structural changes within more and more organisations.

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5 Reasons Why You Need an Internal Communication Strategy

Effective internal communication can do much more than manage and distribute information. It can foster a sense of community between employers and employees and cultivate relationships of trust that are essential for any team working toward a collective goal. But in order for this to happen, management must be fully able to communicate the values and objectives of their company with all of their employees. 

 

Read on to learn how companies likes yours are using modern, innovative methods and tools to implement effective internal communications.

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