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The Power of Operational Communication

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Sep 19, 2021 3:57:00 PM

Connecting people in the workplace and helping teams work together more efficiently is at the core of our mission. When Beekeeper first set out seven years ago, we were determined to digitalize traditional top-down communication channels.

We wanted to make information easily accessible to everyone, regardless of their location. In many cases, Beekeeper also enabled employees to give direct feedback to company management for the very first time.

Over time, it became clear that top-down communication channels like bulletin boards and newsletters are only the tip of the communication pyramid. For operational communication thatโ€™s truly transformative, information must also flow from the bottom-up, across departments, between functions, and diagonally into different teams.

Read More

Topics: Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



The Enterprise Social Room to complement operational communications

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Sep 13, 2021 11:29:49 AM

How are you coping during this period?

What are you discovering about yourself and each other that you could not see before?

What have you lost during this time but are not missing?

These questions and others trigger new conversations and collaborations between many members of the group.

๐—ข๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ. ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฏ๐˜†๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜†๐˜€, ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€.

We were conditioned by experts that we need non-authentic, anonymous, low-trust workplace surveys to tell us what we should talk about.

And whilst we were in the building, we didnโ€™t buy it but we went along with it, right?

But no longer! Long and static employee surveys are dead, replaced by authentic conversations between people who choose the topics, not the survey authors.

In the Enterprise Social Room, we began this extraordinary conversation and re-imagining a future where conversations across physical locations and hierarchies became part of the โ€˜new normalโ€™.

Read More

Topics: Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



HR Tech vs. Work Tech - What's the difference?

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Aug 14, 2021 12:23:30 PM

The success of any new technology implementation depends on two key factors:
1) ๐™‹๐™š๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š ๐™ช๐™จ๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฉ. 
2) ๐™๐™๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ซ๐™–๐™ก๐™ช๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ž๐™ฉ, ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ช๐™จ๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฉ. 
 
A new platform or tool may seem like itโ€™s going to transform the business, but itโ€™s important to take a step back and consider how your end-users feel.

If thereโ€™s a hidden barrier within an organization that makes it difficult for people to use technology seamlessly, then they probably wonโ€™t use it.
 
Employees get so wrapped up in their day-to-day activities that finding the time to use HR Tech can sometimes feel like another task. However, when a frontline worker knows there is something essential to be found on their mobile collaboration platform that will support them, they will use it every single day.
 
The challenge with HR Tech is that itโ€™s mainly focused on HR, not the employees. HR Tech gets the job done for the people in the HR-silo.

But what about the clients of HR โ€“ the people?

Read More

Topics: Employee Experience, Operational Efficiency, Use-Case



How to reach more of your staff within 5 minutes

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Jul 5, 2021 10:32:08 AM

For most majority frontline organizations, less than 20% of staff are reachable within 5 minutes.

 

In our digital world, why is that even still an issue?

Read More

Topics: Employee Experience, Operational Efficiency



Do your culture, technology and employee experience actually fit together?

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Jun 9, 2021 11:56:55 AM

I reckon all businesses out there are driven to achieve higher business results.

Here business results mean anything your organization wants to achieve.

This could be purpose-driven or profit-driven.

Read More

Topics: Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Operational Efficiency



The Beekeeper - Why not copy from nature?

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on May 14, 2021 9:34:14 AM

 

Read More

Topics: Internal Communications, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



How to communicate with those 2.7 billion deskless workers?

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Feb 5, 2021 3:40:00 PM

Take a guess how many percent of the global workforce do not have a desk?
 .
 .
 .
70 to 80% of workers globally - about 2.7 billion people - are โ€œdesklessโ€ and handling jobs that do not require (or allow for) sitting in place.
 
If that number surprises you, think about all the industries this includes retail and grocery, healthcare, hospitality and foodservice, construction, manufacturing, logistics and utilities.
 
These frontline workers have unique job demands, volatile working schedules, demanding customers, long hours standing and little to no access to task-critical information.
 
In 2021 this deskless workforce will undergo an Employee Experience investment renaissance as companies are increasingly recognizing the impact technology has on boosting deskless worker productivity and job satisfaction.
 

Read More

Topics: Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



Still using WhatsApp for Corporate Internal Communication?

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Jan 9, 2021 5:30:10 PM

Have you seen the prompt on WhatsApp requesting you to accept revised Terms & Conditions yet?

Will you continue to use WhatsApp for business communication? What about your internal communications within the company?

Starting Feb 8th 2021 your WhatsApp data will be shared with Facebook.

You still have a choice to protect your business and protect your employees.

Read More

Topics: Internal Communications, Operational Efficiency, Safety, data security



Harnessing Swarm Intelligence to Make the Sum Bigger than its Parts

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Jan 3, 2021 12:48:40 PM

What can we do differently to do better in engaging our employees?

Many bosses believe that valuable knowledge is concentrated in a very few heads. They assume that the key to making good decisions is finding that one right person who will have the answer.

The โ€œgeniusโ€ of the organization NEVER resides completely in management!

The best ideas will often come from far-flung corners of the community.

We are likely to incur an โ€œignorance taxโ€ when we fail to consult the crowd before making important decisions.

Read More

Topics: Employee Engagement, Internal Communications, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



How To Best Demonstrate ROI for Your New Internal Communication Platform

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Nov 3, 2020 2:33:35 PM

Communication professionals are faced with the daunting task of successfully aligning workforces with the strategic mission and objectives of their organization. Suffice to say while managing costs. These priorities are often competing, yet they don't have to be.

Read More

Topics: Employee Engagement, Internal Communications, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



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The Power of Operational Communication

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Sep 19, 2021 3:57:00 PM

Connecting people in the workplace and helping teams work together more efficiently is at the core of our mission. When Beekeeper first set out seven years ago, we were determined to digitalize traditional top-down communication channels.

We wanted to make information easily accessible to everyone, regardless of their location. In many cases, Beekeeper also enabled employees to give direct feedback to company management for the very first time.

Over time, it became clear that top-down communication channels like bulletin boards and newsletters are only the tip of the communication pyramid. For operational communication thatโ€™s truly transformative, information must also flow from the bottom-up, across departments, between functions, and diagonally into different teams.

Read More

Topics: Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



The Enterprise Social Room to complement operational communications

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Sep 13, 2021 11:29:49 AM

How are you coping during this period?

What are you discovering about yourself and each other that you could not see before?

What have you lost during this time but are not missing?

These questions and others trigger new conversations and collaborations between many members of the group.

๐—ข๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ. ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฏ๐˜†๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜†๐˜€, ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€.

We were conditioned by experts that we need non-authentic, anonymous, low-trust workplace surveys to tell us what we should talk about.

And whilst we were in the building, we didnโ€™t buy it but we went along with it, right?

But no longer! Long and static employee surveys are dead, replaced by authentic conversations between people who choose the topics, not the survey authors.

In the Enterprise Social Room, we began this extraordinary conversation and re-imagining a future where conversations across physical locations and hierarchies became part of the โ€˜new normalโ€™.

Read More

Topics: Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



HR Tech vs. Work Tech - What's the difference?

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Aug 14, 2021 12:23:30 PM

The success of any new technology implementation depends on two key factors:
1) ๐™‹๐™š๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š ๐™ช๐™จ๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฉ. 
2) ๐™๐™๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ซ๐™–๐™ก๐™ช๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ž๐™ฉ, ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ช๐™จ๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฉ. 
 
A new platform or tool may seem like itโ€™s going to transform the business, but itโ€™s important to take a step back and consider how your end-users feel.

If thereโ€™s a hidden barrier within an organization that makes it difficult for people to use technology seamlessly, then they probably wonโ€™t use it.
 
Employees get so wrapped up in their day-to-day activities that finding the time to use HR Tech can sometimes feel like another task. However, when a frontline worker knows there is something essential to be found on their mobile collaboration platform that will support them, they will use it every single day.
 
The challenge with HR Tech is that itโ€™s mainly focused on HR, not the employees. HR Tech gets the job done for the people in the HR-silo.

But what about the clients of HR โ€“ the people?

Read More

Topics: Employee Experience, Operational Efficiency, Use-Case



How to reach more of your staff within 5 minutes

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Jul 5, 2021 10:32:08 AM

For most majority frontline organizations, less than 20% of staff are reachable within 5 minutes.

 

In our digital world, why is that even still an issue?

Read More

Topics: Employee Experience, Operational Efficiency



Do your culture, technology and employee experience actually fit together?

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Jun 9, 2021 11:56:55 AM

I reckon all businesses out there are driven to achieve higher business results.

Here business results mean anything your organization wants to achieve.

This could be purpose-driven or profit-driven.

Read More

Topics: Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Operational Efficiency



The Beekeeper - Why not copy from nature?

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on May 14, 2021 9:34:14 AM

 

Read More

Topics: Internal Communications, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



How to communicate with those 2.7 billion deskless workers?

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Feb 5, 2021 3:40:00 PM

Take a guess how many percent of the global workforce do not have a desk?
 .
 .
 .
70 to 80% of workers globally - about 2.7 billion people - are โ€œdesklessโ€ and handling jobs that do not require (or allow for) sitting in place.
 
If that number surprises you, think about all the industries this includes retail and grocery, healthcare, hospitality and foodservice, construction, manufacturing, logistics and utilities.
 
These frontline workers have unique job demands, volatile working schedules, demanding customers, long hours standing and little to no access to task-critical information.
 
In 2021 this deskless workforce will undergo an Employee Experience investment renaissance as companies are increasingly recognizing the impact technology has on boosting deskless worker productivity and job satisfaction.
 

Read More

Topics: Internal Communications, Employee Experience, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



Still using WhatsApp for Corporate Internal Communication?

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Jan 9, 2021 5:30:10 PM

Have you seen the prompt on WhatsApp requesting you to accept revised Terms & Conditions yet?

Will you continue to use WhatsApp for business communication? What about your internal communications within the company?

Starting Feb 8th 2021 your WhatsApp data will be shared with Facebook.

You still have a choice to protect your business and protect your employees.

Read More

Topics: Internal Communications, Operational Efficiency, Safety, data security



Harnessing Swarm Intelligence to Make the Sum Bigger than its Parts

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Jan 3, 2021 12:48:40 PM

What can we do differently to do better in engaging our employees?

Many bosses believe that valuable knowledge is concentrated in a very few heads. They assume that the key to making good decisions is finding that one right person who will have the answer.

The โ€œgeniusโ€ of the organization NEVER resides completely in management!

The best ideas will often come from far-flung corners of the community.

We are likely to incur an โ€œignorance taxโ€ when we fail to consult the crowd before making important decisions.

Read More

Topics: Employee Engagement, Internal Communications, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



How To Best Demonstrate ROI for Your New Internal Communication Platform

Posted by Andy G. Schmidt on Nov 3, 2020 2:33:35 PM

Communication professionals are faced with the daunting task of successfully aligning workforces with the strategic mission and objectives of their organization. Suffice to say while managing costs. These priorities are often competing, yet they don't have to be.

Read More

Topics: Employee Engagement, Internal Communications, Best Practice, Operational Efficiency



Your Guide to Internal Communications and Employee Engagement

Stay on top of Industry Trends and gain insights

Subscribe below to not miss any of our blog posts.

 

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