Electricity, gas, drinking water, public transportation, ferries, and telecommunications: the public utilities provider Stadtwerke Konstanz is present everywhere in the southern German city on the shores of Lake Constance. Even the municipality's Wi-Fi comes from the company of approximately 850 employees. The professions within this corporate group are as varied as the departments themselves: bus drivers, IT specialists, media designers, and lifeguards are just some of the jobs. But one description shared among most of these employees is that they don't sit at desks. This creates a challenge for internal communication. How do you reach such a diverse workforce?
Sunday night in Darwin, Australia. The employees working the night shift at the Ichthys LNG Construction Project, one of the largest onshore oil and gas projects worldwide, need to be transported back to their homes in Darwin and the surrounding suburbs in the Northern Territory.
In June of 2017, Siemens, the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe, won the German Prize for Online Communication in the Best Internal Online Communication category. The internal comms award—one of the country’s most prestigious—was given for the SiemensWorld project, which aims to digitally connect and engage the company’s more than 350,000 employees in 109 countries.
Communication is often about change. As a consequence, internal communication is a field that requires constant rethinking.
In 2017, with Millennials moving into management positions and Generation Z entering the game, it's increasingly important to remain in control of the messages you send, keep brand promises, empower middle management, and enhance transparency.
The year 2016 marked a tipping point for workforce demographics. As baby boomers have begun to retire, millennials now make up the biggest part of the workforce and are moving into management positions. At the same time, members of Generation Z are starting to come out of college and move into their first full-time jobs.
You have seen Staffbase, you really like it and your next internal step is „talking to IT“? Then this article is for you. Here are the most common questions that we get during our initial talks with IT professionals. We love to talk to them, because these conversations usually change from skepticism about “just another app” to real enthusiasm that Staffbase is an enterprise-ready platform, built with professional IT environments in mind.