Managing Internal Communications in the Hybrid World

Posted by Amy Kenigsberg on Jan 18, 2024 1:11:51 PM

Companies now recognize the potential for increased productivity, employee satisfaction, and access to a broader talent pool that comes with a hybrid approach. Thus, employee communications in a hybrid work environment must support increased flexibility, while driving collaboration, innovation, and a shared company culture.

Effective communication is the linchpin that holds the workforce together. When physical proximity is no longer a given, internal communications must be used to bind the teams, align organizational goals, and sustain a cohesive company culture.

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Topics: internal communications, employee communications, employee engagement, remote workforce, hybrid workforce

Managing Your Internal Comms Challenges

Posted by Amy Kenigsberg on Jan 16, 2024 9:43:00 AM

Effective internal communication is a challenge - and a necessity. Assumptions about informal channels can lead to information gaps. An unclear hierarchical structure may make it hard to establish clear lines of communication. Managing messaging to remote, hybrid, and onsite employees needs to be a priority. Addressing these issues allows information to flow freely.

Leadership sets the tone for organizational communication; leading by example - prioritizing transparent and open communications - is potent. Transparent communication builds trust among team members and strengthens the sense of shared responsibility. Leaders need to provide regular updates, provide insights about their decision-making processes, and be honest about challenges and successes.

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Topics: internal communications, employee communications, employee engagement

Internal Communications Strategies for SMEs

Posted by Amy Kenigsberg on Jan 11, 2024 9:27:04 AM

The smaller the organization, the more each individual's contribution is amplified. Teams are more tightly knit. Understanding these dynamics is crucial.

Clear communication requires awareness about diverse linguistic nuances and cultural norms. Recognizing, respecting, and adjusting to individuals’ diverse backgrounds – birth nationality and language, years in the country, etc. is critical.

In addition, you must understand and tailor comms to individuals’ communications preferences. Some team members may prefer one-on-one interactions, while others may prefer more formal channels, such as weekly updates. Tailoring messages to accommodate these preferences ensures that information is received and understood.

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Topics: internal communications, employee communications, employee engagement

Discovering the Results of your Internal Communications Efforts

Posted by Amy Kenigsberg on Jan 10, 2024 1:20:00 PM

Measurement is an integral part of the communications process. Before you begin, you need a baseline. How do employees feel about communications? What channels to they prefer? How can you tailor strategies and tactics to drive improvement? Define your key performance indicators (KPIs) as they relate to engagement and satisfaction.

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Topics: internal communications, employee communications, employee engagement

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