As explained in the book, The Social Employee: How Great Companies Make Social Media Work, there can be no mistaking that brands’ relationships to both their customers and employees are changing. In the digital bazaar, the authentic voice of the social employee can be a brand’s most powerful asset in forging long-term, dynamic relationships with customers and other important members of online communities.
No business can afford to have wasted time at work, especially when growth and profitability is directly tied to how productive your employees are. So check out this super cool infographic that identifies the top three reasons why people waste their time at work, so that you can find possible solutions to eliminating them:
- Chatting with co-workers was the number one biggest time waste
- Non-work related internet browsing like going to Facebook, Youtube etc
Internal communications is a critical success factor for effective organizational
change and employee engagement.
Without effective internal communications, poorly planned and managed communications, as well as change management programs, will almost certainly fail to meet expectations with the business, senior leaders, and employees. In fact, rather than creating positive change and employee engagement, the opposite can happen, ultimately creating employee disengagement.
This means the way organizations approach, structure and drive internal communications
sets the stage for the success of effective change and employee engagement.
Source: Daily Infographic
Employee happiness affects the productivity of the workplace, and the overall feelings that employees have about their work. Fixing issues that make employees unhappy can turn the productivity of a workplace around, and can ultimately save a doomed business. Melanie Graham, of digital and web design agency Gravitate, created this infographic to illustrate that employee happiness isn’t just a bunch of fluff and that there is real financial value in creating better work environments.
Source: Bring Your Own Service, Microsoft Press Release, May 27, 2013
Nearly half of employees report that social tools at work help increase their productivity, but more than 30 percent of companies underestimate the value of these tools and often restrict their use, according to new Microsoft research.
The survey asked 9,908 employees in 32 countries and found that 39 percent of them feel there isn’t enough collaboration in their workplaces, and 40 percent believe social tools help foster better teamwork. More surprisingly, 31 percent said they are willing to spend their own money to buy social tools.