It’s no secret that engaged employees are more productive, more efficient, and happier all the way around. A quick “Internal Communication Platforms” Google Search will deliver a plethora of options, lists, and recommendations.
Most resources speak to a direct correlation between internal engagement and success, making a case for your organization to consider at least one method to step up the internal communication game.
Want to improve success? Improve internal communication. Here are some standard internal communication tools to consider:
- Internal Newsletters
- Videos or Vlogs
- Online Surveys
- Emailed Updates
- Chat and Messaging Apps
- Intranet or Intranet Alternative (Hub)
- Software or CRMs
Our favorite for teams greater than 25 is the internal hub. Internal communication hubs can range from app-based programs to online repository systems. When it comes to the most flexibility and viewership, we find internal-facing content management systems (intranet alternatives) offer noteworthy value.
Think of it as an internal blog and destination for all things ‘your organization.’ It is supported by user accounts or simple IP address parameters, author rights, and many other easily customizable controls.
Coupling tools like an intranet alternative and a standard weekly OFT email can deliver the perfect information stream, communicating topics like:
- Anniversary and Birthdays
- Holiday Celebrations or Schedules
- Company Events
- New Team Members
- Job Postings or New Opportunities
- Company Mission, Vision and Goals
- Department Updates
- Important Safety Information
- Compliance Requirements
- Human Resource Documents
- Surveys and Feedback Requests
In a world inundated with media streams, marketing messages, and distractions, creating a digital home for your internal communication will increase engagement and efficiency.
Kinko’s founder Paul Orfalea once said, “happy co-workers ring happy registers.” If improving business success is your goal, stepping up the internal communication efforts may help you achieve ideal results.
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