Desktop wallpaper messages are the publication of messages to employees’ computer desktops or wallpaper backgrounds. Software tools are available that allow you to publish messages to employee desktop wallpaper/computer backgrounds.
This tactic is useful for:
✓ Consistent corporate branding.
✓ Upgrade and outage notifications.
✓ Security policy reminders.
✓ Dashboards displays (showing progress against goals).
✓ Breaking news.
✓ Reminders for key campaigns and initiatives (e.g. wellness campaign reminders).
✓ Communicating business goals and targets.
✓ Promotion of company values.
✓ Event promotion and reminders.
✓ Promoting staff special offers.
✓ Motivational/ inspirational messages.
Things to consider:
⇒ Use a combination of images and simple text to avoid overwhelming the user.
⇒ Design wallpaper images to display messages away from the standard desktop icon locations (i.e. display messages in the top right-hand quadrant of the wallpaper).
⇒ Images with lower saturation (‘washed out’) are typically the most appropriate for desktop backgrounds.
⇒ Rotate desktop backgrounds regularly to keep messages fresh and ensure they continue to be noticed.
Your IT team can change desktop wallpaper backgrounds using network policy settings or you can use software tools to publish messages to targeted employees’ desktops directly