Employees today are swamped with meetings and the relentless flurry of emails they receive every day. How can internal communication break through the clutter? In this one-minute video, the Davis & Company team shares practical advice on how to get employees’ attention.
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Project Consultant Liz Leyland kicks off this short video with a question: “Got a minute? Employees today are swamped with meetings and the endless flurry of emails they receive every day. So how can internal communication cut through the clutter?”
Liz’s colleagues at Davis & Company share ideas you can use to engage employees.
Vice President Alyssa Zeff stresses the importance of a two-way communication: “If you really want to get employees’ attention; in addition to thinking about communicating to them, think about communicating with them.”
Project Manager Sam Viscomi recommends taking inspiration from outside of work: “I would communicate using a similar style to social media platforms. Quick, specific, timely updates with the ability to ask questions and comment.”
Maira Sarwar-Sheikh, Project Specialist, suggests adding graphics to help your message stand out: “Cut through the clutter with visuals. Use infographics to communicate a lot of information at a glance.”
Representing our award-winning graphics team, Rob Tepper provides a designer’s perspective: “You can use an attention-grabbing image, simple type and an organized layout. It’s going to make your message stand out and be memorable.”
Senior Project Director Cheryl Ross believes in highlighting the benefit to the employee: “Instead of announcing the new initiative to improve productivity, I would announce that next week you’ll be able to submit reports 20 minutes faster because of the productivity initiative.”
Then, it’s back to Liz to wrap things up: “I hope these ideas help you break through the clutter and reach employees. See you next time!”