You’ve been chipping away at your new employee communication goals for a few months. If you’re like many internal communicators, however, tackling those goals has been slowed by various unexpected snags early in the year.
“Dr. Sharkey, I’m a leader in a workplace that has employees spread all over the U.S. Some employees are in the office next door to me, others, I’ve never actually met face-to-face. I know the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace, but how do I ensure through virtual communications that remote employees are receiving the same type of courtesy and consideration as those I chat with in the office halls?”
“Hi, Dr. Sharkey! The new year is in full swing. This means new workplace trends are already succeeding (or failing). To be the best leader, I want to fully understand what trends are making a big impact early on in 2019 that are improving how workplaces are running and what employee needs leaders are focusing on right now. What are some trends you see in the works and how do I stay on top of them all year long?”
Employee communication efforts are constantly evolving. Now that the New Year is officially in full swing, it’s time to re-evaluate your employee communication goals and set new plans in motion.
Nearly 4 million employees now work remotely at least half of the time, up from 1.8 million back in 2015. And while millennials might come to mind when you think of telecommuting, the average worker is actually 46 or older.
Communication is often viewed as a simplistic, innate ability. Unfortunately, many leaders don't have a natural ability to successfully communicate with employees.
Small business owners remain optimistic about their growth prospects.
Nearly one in three employees don’t trust their employer.
“Hello, Dr. Sharkey! I’m the CEO of a mid-sized marketing firm. Every one of my employees deals with various projects at one time and is extremely busy. Recently, I’ve received feedback from our weekly employee polls that employees actually want to communicate more with managers and company leaders. How can I -- and our company’s managers -- communicate with employees in a meaningful and authentic manner without monopolizing too much of their already busy work schedules?”