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5 ways to improve internal communication starting today

Posted by Damon Ankers on 05-Feb-2019 09:20:00

Whether it be in our personal or professional lives strong levels of communication are essential to the happiness and the success of every type of relationship. 

As a company continues to grow, disperse and in some cases become increasingly remote, internal communication can become convoluted and messages from the top diluted. 

The good news is that there are lots of ways in which we can improve transparency between employer and employee, improve relationships and company performance. According to a global report from McKinsey productivity is boosted by 20-25% within organisations with connected employees. Here are just 5 great ideas for your businesses to improve internal communication right away. 

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The Decade of Digital Change

Posted by Damon Ankers on 07-Aug-2018 09:35:00

Last week the BBC published an article on phone and internet use that indicated mobile calls had dropped for the first time ever!

Backed by ofCom statistics, the report highlights the decade of digital change and how our relationship with technology has changed.

The rise of the smartphone has changed the way we communicate forever. In this article we examine our relationship with our phone and how to harness technology to improve internal communication within a corporate setting. 

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Supporting mental health in the workplace

Posted by Damon Ankers on 19-May-2018 00:15:00

   May 14th to May 20th marks Mental Health Awareness Week 2018. Everywhere around the UK, people will be doing their part to raise awareness of the trials and tribulations of poor mental health. 

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Using Push Notifications for Internal Communication

Posted by Damon Ankers on 15-May-2018 07:25:00

 

 Did you know that push notifications increase engagement by 278%?!  

In this article, we delve into the what, the why and the how of push notifications.

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Contingency Planning via An Employee App

Posted by Damon Ankers on 02-May-2018 10:45:00

None of us like to think about disasters and they can be nigh on impossible to foresee. But, if you needed to, how would you communicate a calamity to all of your employees instantly?

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Can an App Motivate Better than a Manager?

Posted by Damon Ankers on 06-Apr-2018 15:48:00

For me, at the heart of motivation lies the necessity to make someone think.

Historically, conversations with other people have provided that stimulus. While the depth and subtlety of a good chat can’t easily be beaten, in our digital age there are now other options to encourage people to think about things.

Nothing can motivate better than someone (who cares about you) looking you in the eye and saying a few words that you desperately need to hear, but for all sorts of reasons that doesn’t happen anywhere near enough.

Cue digital solutions that are stepping in to fill the void.

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What If People Could Choose Their Future Colleagues?

Posted by Damon Ankers on 29-Mar-2018 14:45:00

Everyone knows the sort of people that they like working with (and those people who are slightly less pleasant to have around).

Imagine, then, if the wider team had a say in the recruitment process?

Would companies attract better people and retain them for longer?

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Staffbase Summit 1 month to go!

Posted by Damon Ankers on 27-Mar-2018 10:33:48

Fancy a trip to Berlin? 

Our German friends and premier partner Staffbase, are holding their annual Internal Communication Summit in Berlin from the 26-27th of April and they'd love for you to be there!

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Great Cultures Are Built on Digital Engagement

Posted by Damon Ankers on 24-Feb-2018 10:15:00

 Cultural Empathy Comes After Digital Engagement

 With Gallup surveys consistently reporting that 70% of us do not feel engaged at work, you have to wonder what is missing.

Bosses do their best to motivate and develop their people, but the simple fact is that they never have enough time or resources to do it as much as they would like.

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The Bad Cocktail of Email and Internal Communication

Posted by Damon Ankers on 14-Feb-2018 16:02:24

 

 Just like English is seen as the universal language, email is treated as the universal language for all online communications.

But is email really the messaging messiah we have cracked it up to be? In this article we highlight the risks involved in becoming excessively reliant on company email for internal communication. 

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Strengthening the Employee Relationship

Posted by Damon Ankers on 14-Feb-2018 09:15:00

Valentine's Day is upon us. A time of love and romance... so why are we focusing on the world of work?

We're not expecting all workplaces to start showering themselves with rose petals. But much like a relationship, a job needs to be a match made in heaven, the right one for you. So, we delve into a few nuggets of wisdom that will make employees fall in love with their job and their workplace... and no, a love potion is NOT an option!

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What does Kim Kardashian and employee experience have in common?

Posted by Damon Ankers on 14-Sep-2017 11:40:28

Employee experience, you've probably heard about it. It's a pretty hot topic of late.

We entered 'employee experience' into our favourite search engine and it delivered 350 million web results! We're one more employee experience article away from breaking the internet (Kim Kardashian would be jealous). 

So, rather than sifting through the many search results we thought we'd save you a little bit of time (and sanity) by explaining the 'employee experience' to you. Why it matters and how the company can benefit from making its employees fall in love with everything it does.

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Encourage Positive Health in the Workplace

Posted by Damon Ankers on 07-Sep-2017 14:05:49

Research from the Mental Health Foundation found that one adult in six had a common mental disorder. Mixed anxiety and depression has been estimated to cause one fifth of days lost from work in Britain.

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Dave has handed his notice in!!

Posted by Damon Ankers on 05-Sep-2017 16:48:40

 How to retain your top performers

 - Avoid the sting of recruitment by improving retention

Apologies, "Dave" isn't leaving. But maybe he's planning to. Every business has an employee (or several) like Dave, the golden employee. Management love him, peers are inspired by him. 

If your "Dave" one day decides to leave, what will the cost be to the business?

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Manufacturing a Winning Team Via an Employee App

Posted by Damon Ankers on 02-Aug-2017 16:17:44

 The manufacturing industry contributes £6.7 trillion to the UK economy, a hefty sum made possible by the 2.7 million people it employs.

The Industry still has room for growth, but where to start? How about your most important asset, your employees...

By improving communication, employee engagement and training manufacturing companies can benefit from a happier, more productive workforce that will reflect on the bottom line. Well, there's an app for that.  

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