As a developer of a team messaging service, internal communication is one of our core areas of expertise. We follow recent developments in the field and whenever possible we make sure our messenger benefits from these developments.
Communication tools (like ours) offer a wealth of emoticons to spice up messages. Ranging from the quintessential smiling yellow faces to complete zoos and random foodstuffs, the sheer variety of emoticons keeps expanding. But do these smileys have any value beyond simple amusement? And does it have any specific value for the work place? Let’s see what researchers have to say about this! Continue reading “Using Emoticons at Work – Do or Don’t?”»
The Dutch media reported en masse about the fact that Dutch doctors are using WhatsApp to discuss patient information. Alarming news, mostly because of the privacy issues that cling to using WhatsApp for professional purposes. NRC Q, a digital magazine, cites a neurosurgeon from Utrecht on this, who tells us that he has saved lives by using WhatsApp for quick mobile communication. This seems a legitimate point, so what is the real problem here? Continue reading “Communication in Healthcare: WhatsApp Alternatives?”»
After publishing our previous article on how to improve employee engagement, I asked various experts on LinkedIn and Twitter to share additional tips. Many made interesting points on the role of leadership.
The correlation between higher employee engagement and better performance has often been proven. Even so, according to a study by Mark Attridge only 1 in every 5 workers is highly engaged in their work – quite shocking! Be that as it may, here at Alterdesk we like to think about solutions rather than problems 😉 We’ve compiled a list of 6 ways to improve employee engagement – and to elevate the general business performance as a result. Continue reading “6 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement”»
In order to make sure internal communications practices align with the allover company objectives, you will need to set up an internal communication strategy – especially if the company in question is rather large or complex.