Effective communication is crucial to the success and happiness of every type of relationship. In the workplace, the quality of internal communication often speaks volumes about the health of the organization 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." It seems that companies 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 2019 must-attend conferences for busy business communicators!
Today’s healthcare workers don’t have time to read messages on a desktop intranet. Mobile access to communications is critical for healthcare leaders to connect with their workforce no matter where they are or where they work.
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.
Today, people have portable video studios in their pockets. You just don’t have to be Steven Spielberg to be good at using video to tell a story anymore. If you've posted a video to YouTube, you know that producing, consuming, and distributing moving images is simple and easy. Why should it be any different in the workplace? In 2018, it's critical to ensure that you have an IC channel capable of sharing video to strengthen employee connections and bring internal messages to life.