4 steps to better internal communication

Throwing your message du jour into a text-heavy email won’t get the job done. Find creative formats, and promote feedback for optimal engagement.

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If you asked your employees what your corporate mission statement is, or whether they feel appreciated, what would they say?

The answer isn’t obvious, especially if your business spans state or country borders—or continents. The farther away employees are from headquarters, the less connected to company leaders they’ll feel.

Internal communications entails more than updating employees with business information. It must connect with and build up each department. Engagement increases productivity and retention, and creating that connection doesn’t have to be hard.

Here are four ways to improve internal messaging:

1. Encourage employees to speak up. They should know they have a voice and that their opinion matters. If they believe a process or meeting can be handled more efficiently, provide a way for their feedback to be heard.

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