Internal Communications Articles

The foundation of every successful business is good internal communications. Get it right and your employees will have a clear sense of purpose plus a solid understanding of the company mission and their contribution to it. This, in turn, will impact on productivity levels as well as overall staff retention rates. What’s more, internal communications isn’t just an issue facing the big corporates; even smaller businesses with just a handful of employees need to be mindful of the need to have the right communication channels in place from the get-go.

Use this category to explore insights into the latest trends in internal communication as well as ideas and suggestions on how an intranet can make a difference. In fact, for many companies, the need to improve internal communications is a key driver behind the deployment of a business intranet. This category, therefore, also contains lots of practical examples of how intranets have helped to improve internal communications in a variety of industries and settings including connecting with remote workers, freelancers and staff members that spend most of their time on the road.

In today’s digital workplace, the days of the once a week team meeting as the main vehicle for internal communications are numbered. This category will keep you up to date with the latest trends and initiatives in this critical area for management.

Social Intranets: Are They Right for Every Organization?

Social Intranets In The Workplace Social intranets have taken the world of employee communication by storm. With flexible working arrangements, distributed workforces, and mobile computing the new norm, it's little wonder that a social intranet is the digital...

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10 Tips To Overcome Remote Team Conflict

Conflict resolution within remote teams is a difficult task for any manager. But when the dispute involves employees who are working remotely, it’s an even bigger challenge. And yet, home working is undoubtedly here to stay. The pandemic has simply fast-tracked what...

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Can Workplace Technology Really Help Us To Collaborate More?

Workplace technology has undoubtedly transformed the way we work. When the first desktop computers were introduced in the 1970s, they were the size of modern-day TVs. Fast forward 50 years, and we are carrying around in our pockets sophisticated smartphone computers....

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Returning To Work After Coronavirus Tips

Coronavirus lockdown restrictions are gradually being eased in some places around the globe. Over the coming weeks, staff will be swapping their slippers for shoes as they head back into offices and workplaces. While this return to normality is welcome news, business...

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Intranet Roadmap: How To Get Started On Your Intranet Project

Getting started on an intranet implementation may feel daunting. And perhaps even more so if you are not overly confident with technology. The same applies if you are reviewing an existing intranet. A must-have to ensure project success is an intranet roadmap. This...

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Re-Entry To Work Post Covid-19: Tips For Employee Wellbeing

Over the coming months, staff will be tentatively swapping their slippers for shoes as they head back into offices and workplaces. While this re-entry to work post-covid-19 is welcome news, business leaders and managers need to sensitively and carefully manage the...

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What Is Team Chat, And How Does It Differ From Email?

More and more of us are using instant messaging to communicate in our personal lives. An incredible 7.7 billion are signed up for Facebook Messenger, Skype, or WhatsApp, to name just a few.   Not surprisingly, businesses also recognize the value of instant messaging -...

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Help Staff Work From Home: Adjusting To The New Normal

Staff working from home is no longer the niche movement it once was. Covid-19 has forced employees and employers to rapidly adapt to this new work situation with almost no notice. Zero planning means the pros and cons of working from home are being uncovered...

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Business Intranet Solutions: The Why, How and What

When businesses consider any major project, usually the first question that arises is “why” quickly followed by “what” and “how.” Why do we need this? What benefits will we reap? What are the requirements? How do we go about implementing the best business intranet for...

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Collaboration Skills: Does Your Team Have What It Takes 2020?

Joint working and collaboration are essential in any workplace. Whether the transition to more people working remotely (as a result of Covid-19) will either help or hinder collaboration remains yet to be seen. Either way, employee collaboration - where two or more...

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How to Use Your Intranet During A Crisis

Connecting and communicating with employees has never been more important than in the current Covid-19 crisis. And the same principle applies to other types of crises. It could be extreme weather events, natural disasters, or even terrorist situations impacting on...

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10 Reasons Why Cross-Team Collaboration Is Important

There’s no doubt ‘collaboration’ is the flavor of the month right now. But what does it mean in practice? How can it be achieved if most staff are working-from-home? And why is it essential, especially to SMEs that might have only a handful of employees? Regardless of...

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Approval Forms: Automate Your Forms With An Intranet

Are paper and email systems slowing down your business? Are they also costing your company valuable dollars? The truth is just because you’ve been doing it the same way for years, doesn’t mean it’s the most efficient and effective methodology. In fact, paper and email...

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Internal Communications Strategy: 15 Tips

Have you been tasked with drawing up an internal communications strategy for your company? It’s a daunting prospect, right? Successful businesses increasingly place greater importance - and investment - in getting their internal communications strategy in order. Get...

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Working From Home: How Well Will You Adjust?

Up until recently, people who work from home seemed to be a minority group. But following the outbreak of Covid-19, the world's largest experiment of remote working is underway. For both employees and managers, this new working arrangement has been thrust upon them...

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4 Easy Ways To Motivate Disengaged Employees

Did you know that disengaged employees could be costing your company thousands of dollars every year? Finding ways to motivate disengaged employees is a priority for modern companies, especially research tells us that disengaged employees are costing US companies a...

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Ethics In The Workplace: All You Need To Know

Workplace ethics is a complex – but increasingly important - subject. Society is more conscious and informed about the ethical practices of businesses. Consumers prefer to buy from companies with ethical standards and reputations – whether it’s green credentials,...

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Idea Sharing: How To Share Ideas In The Workplace

Everyone knows that two heads are better than one. Most businesses already encourage the sharing of ideas at work. It could be brainstorming sessions, team-building events, quiet rooms dedicated to interaction and collaboration. Or even strategically placed sofas...

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