May 12, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Workplace communication is one of the most important aspects of a Future Fit organisation. The recent moves to Hybrid and “Work-from-Anywhere” work places across a variety of industries has redefined the function and form of workplace communication.
Workplace communication today is much more than conversations. It is about the exchange of information through multiple different media. Employees share ideas and organisations communicate strategies and goals through communication, both formal and informal.
According to a Workforce poll, approximately 60% of organisations do not have a long-term strategy for their internal communications. Reviewing and updating the organisation’s communications strategy will define the direction and emphasis for idea creation and sharing that will drive the future of the business.
Organisations share information and ideas differently. New communication tools like Slack, Zoom, Teams, and Meet streamline messaging across organisations, amongst teams, and between individuals. But what makes the messages sent on these platforms effective or not?
Effective communication is a two-way street. Establishing context as the sender,and choosing the proper medium or channel can be critical. Data has shown that employees with functioning communication networks in a work-from-home setting are more productive, have greater work-life balance, and have overall better mental health. Proper workplace communication increases productivity and creativity, and there are many reasons why a comprehensive communications management plan should be a part of corporate and business strategy.