Acronym busters are a compilation of all the acronyms used by the organisation to ensure their meaning is clear for employees. Acronyms are part of the daily language of business. Acronym busters help foster improved employee understanding.
Delivery on the external brand-promise builds customer satisfaction and loyalty. To achieve this first requires communication to employees because they are integral to delivering on the external brand-promise.
Annual reports are the yearly reviews produced by publicly listed companies at the close of their fiscal year. They generally include statements about the organisation’s operational achievements, its earnings, disbursements, assets and liabilities.
Ask the leader’ connects employees directly to a leader in a structured and planned way without any filtering. This is a means by which a leader can foster direct, two-way interaction with their employees.
Barbecue cards are individual cards packaged in a purpose-made folder. Each card addresses a ‘hot’ issue. The cards summarize the organisation’s response in a simple bullet-point format to provide employees with information they can easily refer to.
Board games in the workplace mimic those commonly used for family entertainment, such as Snakes & Ladders and Checkers. Such board games entail moving counters or placing cards on a pre-marked surface in accordance with a set of specific rules.
Breakfast briefings are regular information sessions held early in the morning to provide employees with opportunities to hear presentations by noteworthy speakers, mostly from within the organisation.
Briefing kits are a collection of resources that equip leaders with information, materials and key messages to communicate major organisational change programs. Leaders tailor the content to meet their employees’ specific communication needs.
Brochures are documents with relatively few pages, usually DL (Dimension Lengthwise) or A4 size. This tactic is an economical way of communicating a relatively large amount of information in a concise format on a specific topic, e.g. Code of Conduct.
Buzz groups are formal meetings to put the spotlight on specific organisational issues or topics through discussions by end-users, contributors, subject matter experts, key opinion leaders or networkers.
Calendars list the days of each week and month in a year, usually in a tabular format. They also highlight important dates such as culturally significant days, anniversaries, and public and school holidays.
Company profiles /fact sheets provide background information about an organisation in a convenient, easy-to-read format for informational or ready-reference purposes.They can be produced as stand-alone print publications or posted on the intranet.
Competitions encourage employees to participate in some form of activity that seeks to find the best solution for a particular challenge. Competitions pitch individuals or teams against each other with the incentive of winning a prize.