Internal communication challenges are an unfortunate reality for many companies. But efficient internal communication is especially difficult in the construction industry, where it’s common practice for employees to work remotely, away from their home site or office. But this issue is just one of many obstacles preventing employees in the industry from connecting with one another and their employers. Here are three main barriers that prevent construction companies from building effective and engaging internal communications.
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.
We live in an era of communication overload. The average worker receives up to 120 emails per day, in addition to Facebook messages, texts, WhatsApp notifications, blackboard announcements, meeting invitations, LinkedIn clicks, Tweets, etc.
What began as an importer of Italian jeans is today Chicorée Fashion, one of the largest textile chains for women's apparel in Switzerland. With more than 150 shops and over ten million items of clothing sold each year, the brand is an essential part of the Swiss urban landscape. Founded in 1982 by Jörg Weber, the company continues its expansion today. But one quality has remained unchanged: the company’s family culture.
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?