1. Internal communication

Factors of employee engagement

Internal communication is a driving factor for employee engagement and job satisfaction. Communication within an organization, and between employees, creates shared knowledge, values, and meaning. High-quality internal communication also helps cultivate positive relationships in the workplace (Karanges et al., 2014).

It is one of the 15 drivers in the scientific Employee Happiness Model®.


Improve employee engagement through te 15 drivers of the Employee Happiness Model

It is important to gain insight into what makes your employees enthusiastic, happy and productive. What are their motives? You can find this out by scanning the 15 factors of engagement. But you can’t do everything at once. So first focus on the theme where you think the most impact can be achieved, simply or quickly!

Internal Communication, together with the drivers Vision & Core Values, Strategy & Goals and Reputation & Brand, forms the theme ‘Organization’ in 2DAYSMOOD's Employee Happiness Model and measuring method.


15 drivers of employee happiness and engagement

Leadership, appreciation, work-life balance, ...

• The buttons to turn to increase happiness
• The 15 drivers: Employee Happiness Model
• The scientific basis i.c.w. Utrecht University


Employee Happiness Model > theme organization

This theme is about the core of the organization and how the company uses the same clear communication message and style for all internal and external stakeholders. This message must be coherent, credible and represent the values of the company.

By measuring how satisfied employees are with the four drivers in this theme, you will discover to what extent they feel connected and identify with the organization (and how you can improve this).

See how it works!

  Did you know that 60% of companies do not have a long-term strategy for their internal communication.
(Workforce, 2018)

Checklist: how does internal communication influence employee engagement?


Positive influences on engagement
  • Leiders die echte rolmodellen zijn en het goede voorbeeld geven
  • Leidinggevenden die een gedeelde visie aanmoedigen
  • Medewerkers met rechten die mogen participeren in besluiten
  • Leiders die open staan voor nieuwe ideeën en daarmee verandering en innovatie toejuichen
Negative influences on engagement
  • Geen vrijheid of ruimte om fouten te maken
  • Gebrek aan communicatie over (het belang van) veranderingen
  • Leidinggevenden die zich niet gedragen op de manier de ze zelf aanprijzen
  • Medewerkers die geen vertrouwen hebben in hun team van leiders


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Points to improve!

Data driven

Monitor effects


Energetic work climate

Why (HR) directors investigate the 15 drivers

You can see the 15 drivers in the Employee Happiness Model as measurable factors that have a negative or positive impact on employee happiness and engagement. By increasing satisfaction with these factors, you can improve stress, vitality, productivity and employee turnover!

Within your own team(s), you can check how the drivers are doing, via our fast measuring method. You will work data-driven: through an analysis of satisfaction and importance, you discover where you can make impact immediately.

Leverage the science

Profit from happiness

2.5x more revenue

Intrinsically motivated employees relatively generate 2.5 times more revenue

savings absenteeism + turnover

An average company with 250 employees saves $200,000 annually through happiness

45% increase in productivity

In teams with happy employees, productivity increases by 45%

80% decrease in burnouts

Focusing on happiness and well-being in teams leads to 80% fewer burnouts

66% less sick leave

Absenteeism decreases by 66% when employees in your organization are engaged

59% less staff turnover

By paying attention to employee happiness and satisfaction, you will retain talent

50% more motivation

Happy and engaged employees are 50% more motivated to do their work

300% more innovation

Excitement and engagement in teams increases innovation power significantly

37% more sales success

Sales teams who are highly engaged perform better by 37%

180% more energy

Engaged employees have 180% more energy during work

80% more focus

Happy employees spend 80% of their work week focused on what they are paid to do

39% of staff works harder

39% of employees would work harder if they were happy in their job position

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Do you want to increase happiness in your teams? Collect feedback on a specific subject? Monitor stress in real-time? Or do you need a baseline survey to get insight in the drivers of your culture?

We are happy to help with your specific challenge, using:

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Questions for our strategic happiness expert?


Dr. Marvin Deitz

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+1 877 560 5790

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