Tribe is full of ways to connect companies with the employees that drive them. From intranets to print publications, we’re full of solutions that help organizations deliver their messages to their workforce.
But sometimes it’s not that complicated. Sometimes all you need to do is take a look around your office, warehouse or loading dock and see for yourself where your employees tend to exist throughout the day. They may be living in cubicle city and occasionally meet up by the water cooler. Or they could be running around a factory floor all day and spend their lunch hour in a designated break room.
Once you’ve isolated a few locations, then it’s simply a matter of crafting the messaging you want them to comprehend and making it available for viewing. This could be as simple as posting on a bulletin board or putting up a monitor with rotating content. Employees need to look at something while taking a break, and details that pertain to their role with your company is information they’re sure to be interested in.
This blog is about the locations where your employees find themselves throughout the day. That being the case, for office employees, don’t forget about their desks. Even with the popularity of social media and video, the majority of employees still communicate with each other via email. Although considered old school by some, it’s a quick and easy communication vehicle that puts messaging directly in front of your employees.
And speaking of old school, don’t be afraid to show a little love to that black and gray box on your desk. Yeah that’s right, I’m talking about the phone. It may seem like an office antique but think about it, whenever you need to get in touch with someone immediately you never go online, you reach for the receiver and start dialing. This same principle can be used with your internal messaging. Make it a recorded message or open it up to a live speech. It may not offer the ability to create a two-way conversation, but it does get messaging where it matters most – into the minds of your employees.