Many companies won’t hesitate to invest in websites with predictive content recommendations and integrated chatbots to drive sales, but do they put as much thought into the user experience they’re creating for their employees, who may spend as many as 11 hours a day interacting with technology? Are the internal systems they’re using daily the same as they were five, ten or twenty years ago? If so, it’s probably time for an update.
Most utilities work very hard at customer service. But to further build trust and meet shared goals, utilities need to also educate customers on resource consumption and how it impacts their rates.
Gas. Electricity. Nuclear power. Water. When these vital plants and networks are damaged by storms and natural disasters, lives are disrupted, even lost. Utility companies work hard to maintain their equipment to reduce the amount of impact, but these acts of God aren’t preventable.
The recent deaths of Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and Uber driver Jeff Monroe stir up a range of emotions. I’m heartbroken for the families whose lives will never be the same; I’m angry that the driver who hit them was intoxicated; and I’m frustrated that drunk and distracted driving is still so prevalent today, taking the life of one person every 52 minutes.
Gone are the days people spent their entire careers with one company, rising through the ranks and staying until they retire. Workers’ expectations and demands have changed dramatically, and companies that respond and adapt along with the changing landscape are the ones who will succeed. Employee engagement is vital to every company’s success, and one of the top ways to improve employee engagement is to facilitate internal communication.