October 2021 Digital Workplace Guide

Get the latest tools, technology and tactics to make your messaging soar.

As the pandemic drags on into the cooler months, companies must continue to support their weary workforces.

To ensure long-term success, employee engagement, worker well-being and morale must remain top-of-mind—and atop the list of chief business objectives.

In this month’s Digital Workplace Guide, you’ll find helpful guidance that sheds light on these essential issues. We hope you’ll discover advice and tactics that will make your business stronger and reinforce your role as a strategic advisor in your organization.

Also, check out the latest tools and products from our partners.

18 ideas to punch up productivity

Try these methods to thwart procrastination and reach your desired efficiency destination.

How to create a thriving future workplace

Workplace experts share five predictions that will shape, transform and fuel the coming corporate revolution.

5 keys to better, more substantive leadership comms

Heed this advice to create a culture that honors diversity, facilitates honest feedback and values genuine authenticity.

Is a four-day workweek the answer to your engagement woes?

New Gallup research reveals that the issue’s not quite so simple. Read on for the pros and cons.

5 hallmarks of exceptional communicators

It’s not just what you say or how you convey a message. Top pros prioritize empathy, brevity and other people’s ideas, too.

From Our Partners



The pandemic has heightened the need for companies to communicate clearly and effectively with their employees, and Staffbase’s new guide, “The Comms Maturity Landscape,” offers a rare peek behind the curtain of how your industry peers are performing in terms of messaging. The guide also offers crucial benchmarking data you can use to inform, fuel and augment your own work.

Download your free guide, and get an honest assessment of how much impact your internal communications are making on the business. 


Employee wellness is in the spotlight more than ever these days, especially as it relates to attaining and retaining talent. Research suggests there’s a growing association between prolonged inactivity and negative health outcomes. However, many organizations have yet to determine which resources, if any, should go toward supporting workday movement and how movement can increase employee productivity and morale.

Watch this FREE webinar recording where you will gain a broader understanding of why it might be time to make movement a proactive part of an organization’s approach to well-being and workspaces, wherever a workspace might be located.


Video communication has never been more important in the workplace as organizations face new communications challenges in a pandemic-era work environment. Join us on Nov. 16 for this free Communications Week webinar, in partnership with Vyond, Bridging the Hybrid Divide Through Video and learn best practices for connecting your hybrid workforce in the new workplace reality along with insights gleaned from a survey of 1,000 employees at Fortune 500+ companies.

Can’t make it on the actual date? Register and we’ll send you the recording.

Simpplr Inc                                                                       


Simpplr is today’s modern employee intranet. Our software helps companies engage their workforce by streamlining internal communication and forging employee connections.

Simpplr customers include many leading brands such as Workday, AAA, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, DocuSign, Eurostar, and Columbia University. Our customers are improving internal communications, increasing employee engagement, and reducing employee turnover.

Download your free guide, and learn how to make your intranet indispensable.



Boost your email strategy and increase employee engagement
Corporate communicators have a responsibility to inform, educate and motivate their respective audiences.
Beyond that, you have an opportunity (and an obligation) to build trust, provide clarity and make employees feel valued. Amid so much ongoing uncertainty, how can you keep up with these daunting challenges? Much of it comes down to email strategy.
PoliteMail’s latest guide, “Internal Corporate Communications: Email Best Practices” offers a trove of smart guidance to fuel your COVID-era communication. The free download provides clarity on how to maximize messaging during this historic period of workplace upheaval, along with data-backed tips to make sure your email cuts through the noise.
PoliteMail is your one-stop shop for impressive emails and robust metrics, all within Outlook. Learn how to optimize your email communication to keep employees informed and engaged.
Looking for more resources? Check out our free resource center.




There is no lack of digital tools available to communicate with your remote or hybrid workforce. But how do you ensure your messaging on these communications and collaboration platforms engages your audiences? Join us on Nov. 18 for this free Communications Week webinar, in partnership with Beezy, Digital Transformation for Internal Communications, and learn essential tips and tactics for creating and distributing engaging internal content.

Can’t make it on the actual date?

Register and we’ll send you the recording.

To include your solution in this guide, contact Hannah Lavelle at Hannahl@ragan.com.


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