Over the last 24 months, all the companies released all the tools so they could stay connected to their employees. Zoom, Teams, Slack, intranets, apps, texts, microsites, macrosites and just about everything else you can think were deployed so they could reach their folks when they wanted to. As a result, two things happened. Newly remote employees started feeling like “ok, ok, enough is enough already.” And deskless employees, who simply can’t work remotely, still felt like “what about us?”
In this mad rush to connect to (some of) their employees, companies and leaders overlooked the main point entirely: connecting with their employees. Any comms channel (from the latest digital whirligig to a printed bulletin board posting) can connect to your employees. But it’s the connecting with that drives employee experience, engagement, pride, recognition, appreciation, energy, business results and all the feels that make a great culture.
In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore ways to use your high-tech (and low-tech) comms tools to drive high-touch employee connections that matter. We’ll cover:
- Uncovering what your employees really want, with some fresh survey results to help you build your case
- Determining which tools you should stop/start/continue
- Improving your employee experience by sharply defining the difference between Internal Communications and Intentional Conversations
- Convincing your leaders (yep, even that one difficult person you can’t seem to solve for) why they should spend less time “communicating” and more time connecting
- Refreshing your internal comms approach so you’re standardizing what needs to be done vs. centralizing everything that is being done (isn’t your plate more than full already?)