In recent years, gamification has become a trendy tool that many believe to miraculously solve any communication problems faced by a company.
Collaboration & Teamwork
Some might say that the greatest enemy to proactivity is the almighty organisational chart.
I have a new mantra: “You’re only two clicks away from uncovering a lie.” I learned it from a corporate executive who was describing how his company was dealing with the new communication reality.
As we closed the office door, Claire and I high-fived. After a year of research, redrafting a business case and patiently waiting, we had finally got what we wanted. A job share.
Forget technology for a moment; to innovate, ask your best questions. For unless a firm’s strategy for positive change is well-thought out and clear, the most powerful tech will fail to realise its potential.
Is employee engagement in crisis? Well… yes. And it’s hardly surprising considering how quickly society and technology is changing.
Information gaps, assumptions, misunderstandings, interpretations, personal biases, and social and environmental influences.
Communication is only as good as the level of know-how of its practitioners but expectations and standards are not the same all over the world.
Communication leaders have manifold responsibilities, ranging from reputation management, to steering communication teams and counselling top managers in decision-making processes.
Technology has increased the choice of options for interacting with colleagues, whether in the same office or in another country. But that only means that the potential for misunderstanding is greater than ever.