Internal Communications for a Non-Desk Workforce | Chicago
October 17-19, 2017
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Wednesday, October 18 • 11:25am - 12:00pm
When Technology is Not the Answer: How to Communicate with Your Offline Employees Through Traditional Strategies
Fort Wayne Metals

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The latest technology may lure you into disregarding your organization’s fundamental internal communications needs, but at Fort Wayne Metals, ‘old school’, traditional methods have reigned supreme when communicating with employees working in their warehouses & factories. Most digital communication was not making the cut, so including traditional communication methods has proven integral to the channel mix. As such, the internal communications small team found that a combination of face-to-face communication between employees and their managers, a traditional paper newsletter and an intranet site was the most successful way to share organization information and boost employee morale.


Learn how technology can get in the way of effective communications and how to avoid this risk by considering the basic traditional communication methods, including how to:


  • Create effective & time-worthy communication atmospheres where employees can ask questions and be educated about organizational news
  • Schedule face-to-face company outings, gathering groups or teams to communicate goals & culture
  • Develop an integrated communication plan that fits your cultural needs


Helge Hinniger, Corporate Communications

Fort Wayne Metals

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Helge Hinniger

Corporate Communications Manager, Fort Wayne Metals
A German native, Helge Hinniger has built his career in advertising, sales, and communications in northern Germany and the Midwest. A copywriter by training, he has worked for international and local agencies in Germany and the United States, as well as on the client side in both... Read More →

Wednesday October 18, 2017 11:25am - 12:00pm CDT
Lincoln Park Rm, 3rd Floor, Hilton Chicago Mag Mile Suites 198 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611