4 multicultural musts to avoid workplace miscommunication

Today’s workplace is increasingly global. Even if your organization doesn’t have operations or facilities outside your country’s borders, chances are good that many of your employees come from different cultural backgrounds, often with different native languages. Effectively communicating with everyone can be a challenge. But, as long as you follow these 4 simple rules, you…

Creating a ‘community’ is an easy way to show employees you care about them

The workplace is often the largest social network in an employee’s life, where life-long friendships and bonds are often formed. Why not tap into that natural occurrence by creating a “Community of Caring” where employees can look to fellow coworkers for health and wellbeing support. By creating a “Community of Caring” or “Community of Support”…

A newsletter can help any workplace wellness program overcome employee engagement challenges

Do you want to make sure that your organization’s quarterly too-die-for delicious and nutritious luncheon draws a crowd or that the weekly fantabulous fitness offering isn’t a flop? Do you want your employees to know that your organization cares about them and their overall wellbeing? If so, take a communications-first approach to your wellness program…

Make workplace humor work for you… with the right style

Weaving humor into your employee communications is often overlooked, but can have profound benefits in helping you connect with your audience. Humor has that “attention-getting” quality that most workplace communications is looking for. In fact, research shows humor in communication can create an open atmosphere by awakening positive emotions that enhance listening, understanding, and acceptance…