TRIBE TRIVIA: Non-Desk Workers And Company Growth

Q: What percentage of non-desk employees (those who are not sitting in front of a computer at work) have a good understanding of where the company is heading?

A: 43 percent don’t know the company’s vision for growth , according to Tribe’s national research with non-desk employees.

For more information about this study, see Tribe’s white papers and other resources on the expertise page of tribeinc.com, or contact Steve Baskin, President and Chief of Strategy at Tribe. 

TRIBE TRIVIA: Employee Feedback For Corporate

Q: What percentage of employees feel it’s “extremely” or “very” important to be able to communicate with their corporate leadership?

Answer: 84%, according to Tribe’s national research on employees’ preferences in internal communications.

For more information about this study, see Tribe’s white papers and other resources on the expertise page of tribeinc.com, or contact Steve Baskin, President and Chief of Strategy at Tribe. 

TRIBE TRIVIA: Believability of Corporate Communications

Q: True or false: Non-desk employees, such as those on the manufacturing line or in the retail stores, generally believe the information they get through corporate communications.

A: False, for a significant percentage, according to Tribe’s national research with non-desk employees. 38% of respondents said they take all corporate communications “with a grain of salt.”

For more information about this study, see Tribe’s white papers and other resources on the expertise page of tribeinc.com, or contact Steve Baskin, President and Chief of Strategy at Tribe. 

TRIBE TRIVIA: Generational Communication Preferences

Q: Which generation cares the least about face-to-face communication?

A: Gen Y, according to Tribe’s national research on employees’ preferences in internal communications. Over half the Boomer and Gen X respondents said that face-to-face is their preferred mode of communication, while only 43 percent of Gen Y or Millennial agreed with that statement.

For more information about this study, see Tribe’s white papers and other resources on the expertise page of tribeinc.com, or contact Steve Baskin, President and Chief of Strategy at Tribe. 

TRIBE TRIVIA: Most-Requested Intranet Feature

Q: What is the most-requested feature that employees would like to have on their intranet?

A: An employee directory, according to Tribe’s national research on employees’ preferences in internal communications. This was the top request for 81 percent of respondents, followed by 48 percent who wanted collaboration space and 32 percent desiring innovative idea sharing.

For more information about this study, see Tribe’s white papers and other resources on the expertise page of tribeinc.com, or contact Steve Baskin, President and Chief of Strategy at Tribe. 

TRIBE TRIVIA: Offline Workers and the Company Vision

Q: True or False: Non-desk employees, such as those on the manufacturing line or in the retail stores, see a direct link between their work and the success of the company vision.

A: False, for 78 percent of them, according to Tribe’s national research with non-desk employees. Only 22 percent of respondents said they feel their job is important to the company vision. Only 10% feel strongly connected to the company itself at all, with almost half, at 47 percent, saying they feel connected only to their immediate work group.

For more information about this study, see Tribe’s white papers and other resources on the expertise page of tribeinc.com, or contact Steve Baskin, President and Chief of Strategy at Tribe. 

TRIBE TRIVIA: Cascading Communications

Q: What’s one topic employees don’t want left to cascading communications from their direct managers?

A: Vision and values, according to Tribe’s national research on employees’ preferences in internal communications. About two-thirds (68 percent) of respondents prefer to get that communication directly from the CEO or other top company management.

For more information about this study, see Tribe’s white papers and other resources on the expertise page of tribeinc.com, or contact Steve Baskin, President and Chief of Strategy at Tribe. 

TRIBE TRIVIA: Change Management

Q: True or false: Most employees are satisfied with how their company handles communications about major change.

A: False: Not so much, according to Tribe’s national employee research. 84 percent of respondents said change management communications at their company are handled “poorly.”

For more information about this study, see Tribe’s white papers and other resources on the expertise page of tribeinc.com, or contact Steve Baskin, President and Chief of Strategy at Tribe. 

Get projects moving in the right direction with Flow

Are employees in your company using Slack, Basecamp or other project management software? At Tribe, we’re seeing this trend in large companies. Work groups or departments will adopt new software or apps for communication to sidestep their bulging email inboxes. The IT department may or may not support the software, or may not even realize that employees are using it.

One of the best of these project management tools is Flow. It allows team members to collaborate more easily and to keep track of each other’s progress in real time. Flow is intuitive and easy to learn, plus offers the satisfaction of being able to check a box when you complete a task.

Once you create a project in Flow, it allows everyone in your team to see and keep track of the project’s progress. If you need to see one or two colleague’s upcoming tasks, you can easily filter out all others to see exactly what you need. 

It’s very easy to make quick comments or add input. Each project has its own sort of chat room where all conversations regarding that particular project live. This can cut down on email overload significantly. If someone needs to get up to date on a project, they just go to that project in Flow and look at the discussion.

One person can also delegate tasks to multiple people and keep track of everything at once. This comes in handy for someone like a project manager. In a matter of minutes you can see who is working on what, if something is late, when projects are due, etc.

Small companies can benefit from this app as well. Tribe has jumped on board and now uses Flow to help us keep track of due dates. Instead of having a number of different projects listed, we have milestones or due dates. When we have a new creative project, we can assign the steps involved to the appropriate team members and organize those tasks in projects like Copy Due or Design Due. It makes it easy for art director and writers and account managers to see what’s due on any given day.

Looking for software to keep your teams on track? Tribe can help.