A company’s internal communication efforts is potentially the single most important driver of employee satisfaction. Employees are a company’s biggest asset, so those who feel more involved and aware of the company’s objectives and activities are likely to be happier, which in turn promotes better performance and employee retention.
Good internal communication is more than putting your hand in your pocket for the Christmas party, as your business grows it must become an essential part of your everyday activities. Without it, management decisions may be made in a vacuum without the buy-in of employees, which can lead to disengaged staff. The rumour mill often spreads much faster than the facts.
Normally the best place to start is the end. Before even writing your internal communication plans, determine what it is you want to achieve. By understanding your goals and the needs of your employees, it is easier to work backwards to ensure your internal communication is fit for purpose.
Think beyond just sharing information, a company newsletter may inform, but it does not engage and it is crucial to remember the importance of dialogue. Do you want to motivate your employees, do you want them to work better together collaborating on new ideas or how the company could perform better?
The social media interaction revolution is here to stay, so think about how you can best use it to your advantage to interact with your employees.
Below are some creative, out of the box internal communication ideas:
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