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.
As workforces become more dispersed and mobile, effective communication can be a real challenge. Here are eight reasons why meeting that challenge is more important than ever.
We live in an era of communication overload. The average worker gets up to 120 emails per day, in addition to social media messages, texts, app notifications, blackboard announcements, meeting invitations, calendar updates, etc. (And by the way, that 8041 in the above illustration? That's the actual number of unread emails in one of our colleague's inboxes!)
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?