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
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• The 15 drivers: Employee Happiness Model
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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).
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
AttentionThey are being heard!
FeedbackFast and anonymous
PerspectiveMore work happiness
InsightPoints to improve!
Data drivenMonitor effects
ResultsEnergetic 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
Intrinsically motivated employees relatively generate 2.5 times more revenue
An average company with 250 employees saves $200,000 annually through happiness
In teams with happy employees, productivity increases by 45%
Focusing on happiness and well-being in teams leads to 80% fewer burnouts
Absenteeism decreases by 66% when employees in your organization are engaged
By paying attention to employee happiness and satisfaction, you will retain talent
Happy and engaged employees are 50% more motivated to do their work
Excitement and engagement in teams increases innovation power significantly
Sales teams who are highly engaged perform better by 37%
Engaged employees have 180% more energy during work
Happy employees spend 80% of their work week focused on what they are paid to do
39% of employees would work harder if they were happy in their job position
Do you want to increase happiness in your team or organization? Collect feedback on a specific subject? Monitor stress and satisfaction in real-time? Or do you need a baseline survey to get insight in the strengths and risks of your working climate?
We are happy to help with your specific challenge, using:
- Our expertise, experience and energy!
- Data from your teams (via a quick scan)
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- We will discuss your challenges and give advice
- After a live demo we will propose a starting plan
Questions for our strategic happiness expert?
Dr. Marvin Deitz
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