5 LAST-MINUTE PROJECTS FOR 2020
Whatever you had planned for internal communications in 2020, most of it probably took a back seat somewhere around mid-March. If you’re looking for some easy wins you could score before the end of year, here are five ideas for quick projects.
1. MANAGER TOOLKIT
Is there a topic your managers need help communicating? Give them short presentations, interactive activities, conversation starters and FAQs for issues ranging from change management to vision and values. Or you might want to create an online resource that managers can turn to for tools on a variety of communications initiatives. We recommend including several types of tools for the same topic, to better enable different personality types to communicate effectively.
2. HOME OFFICE MENTAL HEALTH
Some people thrive working from home, while others find it challenging. Parents with kids who attend school online may have difficulty concentrating. Single people living alone can find long-term remote work isolating and lonely. Consider providing some content that offers suggestions for healthy work-from-home habits, like creating a separate space for work, walking away from the computer at quitting time and finding ways to stay connected socially online.
3. RECOGNITION REFRESH
Has your recognition program lost its momentum this year as the company adjusted to having office employees working remotely? This is a great time to revive the program so that you can start strong in 2021. Employees working remotely can feel invisible to management, so recognition is now even more important than ever. If you already have a program that allows managers to recognize employees, consider adding another recognition platform that lets employees acknowledge the work of their peers.
4. EMAIL DIGEST
Are all-company emails getting out of hand? Plan now to get control of that for 2021. With an email digest, you can include a title and one-sentence synopsis of numerous emails, all in one graphic front page. If an employee wants to read more, they click the link to get to the entire email. When employees get one weekly email round-up instead of being peppered with a bunch of all-company emails all week long, they’re more likely to actually read the ones that are relevant to them.
5. INTRANET SURVEY
Now that large numbers of employees are working from home, they may have a new interest in an intranet that could connect them to each other and make their jobs easier. But before you start a complete overhaul of the existing intranet that no one uses, find out from employees what they’d really like to see in an intranet. This is a great time to field an employee survey on intranet preferences, so you’ll have a better idea of their needs when you start that project in 2021.
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