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Two Way Communication Explained

Two Way Communication Explained

We don’t need to tell you how critical communication is to your organization’s success. It’s the glue that binds all staff together. However, many businesses mistake information sharing for communication. You may have a cutting-edge CEO vlog and multi-media staff...

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4 Day Work Week: The Future Of Work Or The Latest Fad?

4 Day Work Week: The Future Of Work Or The Latest Fad?

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t look forward to a long weekend. A chance to spend quality time with family, run some errands, or catch up on Netflix, what’s not to like? Imagine, then, if a 4-day week was introduced in your workplace, how cool would that be. Flexible...

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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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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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HR Technology: Increase Productivity With An Intranet

HR Technology: Increase Productivity With An Intranet

HR is at the heart of most organizations. Whether it’s recruitment, staff retention, performance appraisal, employee metrics or overseeing payroll, professional development and employee wellness programs, there’s certainly plenty going on in HR. That's why...

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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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Employee Motivation: Do You Know What Makes Your Staff Tick?

Employee Motivation: Do You Know What Makes Your Staff Tick?

In today’s competitive marketplace, any advantage you can muster over the competition is worth investigating, right? Employee motivation and knowing how to get the best out of your workforce is one of those areas that can yield quite significant gains and yet it’s a...

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Mindfulness In The Workplace: Practical Ways To Introduce It

Mindfulness In The Workplace: Practical Ways To Introduce It

It seems as though everyone is currently jumping on the mindfulness bandwagon: from Google through to Nike. But is it just another trendy fad or could there be something in it? If the notion of mindfulness conjures up an image of yoga mats, incense burning or mantra...

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The Trouble With Meetings

The Trouble With Meetings

The trouble with meetings is that they are a monumental waste of time. Come on, be honest with yourself. Deep down you know it, I know it, we all know that meetings are an unproductive use of everyone’s time. The only reason we continue with this great charade is...

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Employee Engagement Statistics [Infographic]

Employee Engagement Statistics [Infographic]

Over the past year or so we've blogged about many aspects of employee engagement. The infographic below pulls together some of the employee engagement statistics that we've found along the way. It is clear that employee engagement has a direct impact on service,...

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