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Connected Work: How To Connect Your Hybrid Workplace

Connected Work: How To Connect Your Hybrid Workplace

We don’t need to tell you the future of work is hybrid. Countless surveys like Prudential’s Pulse of the American Worker Survey have confirmed what we already know. Sixty-eight percent of all workers say a hybrid workplace model is ideal. However, connected work...

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Is An Enterprise Social Network Right For Your Business?

Is An Enterprise Social Network Right For Your Business?

We all know that every great workforce needs great collaboration and communication – that’s a given. But today's workplaces look different. Connecting, collaborating, and communicating are challenging in hybrid teams. An enterprise social network (ESN) can help bridge...

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10 Sure-Fire Ways To Build A Strong Community At Work

10 Sure-Fire Ways To Build A Strong Community At Work

The average person spends a mind-blowing third of their lives at work. By contrast, we only spend a fraction of our time hanging out with family and friends. With so much time spent working, it’s fair to say it has a massive impact on our quality of life. Building a...

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All You Need To Know About Instant Messaging In The Workplace

All You Need To Know About Instant Messaging In The Workplace

The ping of instant messages is now commonplace in businesses worldwide. Many of us already use instant messaging (IM) to connect with friends and family, and the total number of worldwide IM accounts has hit over 8.3 billion. So, it's no surprise the use of instant...

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A Guide To Improving Team Communication In The Workplace

A Guide To Improving Team Communication In The Workplace

Missed deadlines. Long, messy email threads. Disagreements and mistrust. No idea of who is doing what. We all know poor team interaction when we see it. However, when it comes to defining good team communication, we sometimes struggle to find the words. Yes, it’s...

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8 Strategies For Managing Organizational Politics

8 Strategies For Managing Organizational Politics

Whether you work in a fast-food outlet or as an executive in a multinational, chances are you will encounter organizational politics. This issue often gets a bad rap. Most of us automatically think of backstabbing, brown-nosing and self-serving schmoozing. We can all...

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Corporate Communication: What SMEs Need To Know

Corporate Communication: What SMEs Need To Know

You may think that corporate communication is just about big companies and large multinationals. However, corporate communication is vital to success, no matter the size of your business. Corporate communication is critical, whether it’s brand identity, engaging with...

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Self-Introduction The Ultimate Guide

Self-Introduction The Ultimate Guide

It’s your own commercial or personal elevator pitch. You could be at a job interview, starting a new role, attending a networking event, or giving a presentation. A self-introduction explains who you are and what you do. It’s how you answer those tell me about...

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

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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13 Common Design Features For Business Instant Messaging

13 Common Design Features For Business Instant Messaging

Fast, responsive, and relevant, instant messaging (IM) is a game-changer for many businesses. When collaboration and agile decision-making are vital, IM has much to offer companies. Once seen as the preserve of teenagers, IM has moved into the mainstream. And so, for...

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Organizational Communication: The Ultimate Guide Part 3

Organizational Communication: The Ultimate Guide Part 3

How To Select The Right Communications Channels Organizational communication channels are the mediums used by organizations to convey information and messages to each other. One thing for sure is there’s no shortage of communication channels to choose from. Advances...

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Organizational Communication: The Ultimate Guide Part 2

Organizational Communication: The Ultimate Guide Part 2

The Cost Of Poor Organizational Communication Various studies have tried to put a dollar figure on the cost of poor organizational communication. According to SHRM, this could be as much as $62.4 billion per year. And another study reports that 56 percent of project...

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Collaborative Communication: Why It Matters

Collaborative Communication: Why It Matters

Tackling complex problems, fostering creativity and nurturing collaborative solutions is universal in business today. The terms cooperation, coordination, and collaboration are often used interchangeably. However, collaboration refers to a higher level of joint...

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Organizational Communication: The Ultimate Guide Part 1

Organizational Communication: The Ultimate Guide Part 1

Organizational communication used to be so simple. Back in the day, the whole workforce could comfortably fit in the board room for a meeting. And cross-team collaboration was easy when colleagues were just across the hall. Fast forward five years, and it's a...

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70 Inspirational Employee Engagement Quotations

70 Inspirational Employee Engagement Quotations

Nowadays, it seems every time we log in to social media, we're presented with a motivational quote together with a beautiful image. But are these quotes inspiring or annoying? Well, judging by the number of times they are shared on social media, there must be...

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Employee Engagement The Ultimate Definition

Employee Engagement The Ultimate Definition

What does employee engagement mean to you? Is it just another fad? Maybe you think of it as a nice-to-have initiative if you have the time and resources? Or is employee engagement, as it should be, an integral part of your business operations, leadership and...

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Top 10 Internal Communication Examples For 2021

Top 10 Internal Communication Examples For 2021

Do internal communications help or hinder your business? There’s no doubting; internal communications have been thrust center stage in the wake of the pandemic. With most employees working from home, effective communication is more critical than ever. However,...

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How Your HR Intranet Can Improve Employee Relations

How Your HR Intranet Can Improve Employee Relations

The human resources (HR) department is at the heart of every organization. Traditionally, its primary focus has been people and relationships. In today’s digital world, those face-to-face relationships that have been so integral to HR are changing. The Covid pandemic...

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5 Ways An Intranet Solution Will Improve Financial Control

5 Ways An Intranet Solution Will Improve Financial Control

For small- to medium-sized business owners, internal control often comes second to generating sales and revenue. Responsibility for bookkeeping is usually delegated to the office manager or an admin assistant. For many businesses, this works perfectly well. However,...

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Cultural Audits: How To Assess Your Workplace Culture

Cultural Audits: How To Assess Your Workplace Culture

Do you know what your corporate culture looks and feels like to employees and customers? Do you know whether your workplace culture is helping you to achieve business goals or is it standing in the way? The truth is most of us don’t know the answers to these...

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5 Great Ways An Intranet Solution Can Help Your Business

5 Great Ways An Intranet Solution Can Help Your Business

Let’s face it, nowadays there’s an app for pretty much every business function you can think of. Whether it’s cloud computing, collaboration, communication and messaging apps, customer relationship management software or project management tools, there’s a SaaS...

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