This week ALI conferences had their Innovations In Employee Communications conference in Chicago. It was a jam-packed 3 days full of insights on the future of cutting-edge communications. Speakers from Dominos, Glassdoor, Neiman Marcus, and more provided their valuable innovative ideas.
Some specific takeaways from our workshop groups included:
What is different in the world of comms today?
Some key differences in today’s communications environment were
- Mental Health & Wellness
- Work/Life Balance
- Hybrid Work
- Volume of work
- More diverse workforces
- Different employee expectations
The attendees also created a list of the biggest challenges they face in today’s workplace, some notable points include:
- Lack of internal communications resources
- Building trust in the workplace
- Lack of employee engagement/ intrinsic motivation.
- Hard to prove ROI (Internal comms)
Our workshop attendees were able to brainstorm ideas to combat these issues and present them to the group. ALI Conferences are often a place for communications folks to not feel alone or overwhelmed by the complicated work they face.
“It’s great to hear the helpful tips, and also to know that we’re not alone with this issue.” – Recent ALI Conferences Attendee
Learn new communications strategies, network with peers, and much more at an upcoming ALI Conference, see our event lineup here