5 Ways to Encourage Workforce Feedback on the Intranet

In considering ways to get more employees to provide feedback on an internal corporate site, as a client recently asked, it's good to remember that feedback is provided when there is an assurance that the worker's voice will be heard, considered and acted upon. This is a cultural issue, really. Companies modeling a consensual decision-making […] Read More

Six Variables of Social Intranet Adoption

There are six motivational factors communicators should understand before attempting to drive workforce adoption of social intranets and participation with social networking and collaboration tools. This is part two of a discussion about the factors affecting workforce adoption of social intranets (see Key drivers of social intranet adoption), answering the question so often heard: "Hey, […] Read More

Key Drivers of Social Intranet Adoption

There are a number of motivational factors communicators need to understand when trying to drive participation on social intranets. By social intranets, we mean an internal organizational site offering social networking tools for two-way (or many-way) discourse and collaboration, rather than intranets used only to push out information like a website. I had the privilege […] Read More

Curation, collaboration & crowdsourcing (oh, my): 3 ways communicators can add value

Matching the right technology platform and communication channel to the right organizational goal has become a core competency for corporate communicators, underscoring our role as facilitators of conversation in addition to communication planning, writing and editing. Using curation, collaboration and crowdsourcing (somebody slap me for using these 3 words in one sentence) communicators can facilitate […] Read More

Social Media with Executive Support Bridges Gap between EE Appreciation and Inclusion

The promise of social media in the corporate context is inclusion—inclusive, consensual decision-making, not tacit acknowledgment. There's a difference. I was privy to a conversation with an individual at a particular organization who left for a time and then returned: Senior leader: "I think you left because you felt like you weren't appreciated for what […] Read More

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