Today’s workforce has more millennials than any other generation. They excel in tech innovative and collaborative environments where there is transparency and clear communication.
To communicate and connect with this new crop of employees, managers need to get creative and do more than send emails and post notices on bulletin boards. For instance, one way management can achieve this is through digital signage.
Below are examples of digital signage for employee communication. These show how companies are leveraging technology to inspire employees, encourage real-time collaboration and keep them in the communication loop.
1. Hussey Seating
Hussey Seating, a leading manufacturer of seating solutions. They had a sit down with their employees to brainstorm on ways to enhance communication and engagement. Many, especially those without access to email, said they wanted to know more about developments within the company.
So, management responded by installing multiple digital signage screens within the campus. The digital signage network is powered by Mvix (read the case study here).
The digital signage screens share production metrics, company news, and HR and safety information. Furthermore, digital signage can be used to publicly recognize performing employees and celebrate milestones.
Internal communications, like this, creates a strong connection between workers and the company’s mission, which in turn improves business productivity.
Enbridge, a Canadian energy delivery company, decided to renovate to better accommodate their staff and the way they work. They needed new spaces and technology that would enable team members to work together. This is a great example of how they incorporated digital signage to improve their employee communications.
This technology refresh included digital signage video walls in the reception, executive rooms, and training centers. Video walls are also being used in operations rooms. For instance, the IT department’s 4X4 video wall gives insight into the health of Enbridge’s network and servers. Enbridge reported an increase in productivity as a result of the tech refresh.
3. Habasit America
Habasit America, a manufacturer of conveyor belting solutions, used digital signage to connect virtual and reality. They started by mounting digital signage screens next to their products, with videos on the screens showing the products in use.
This acts as a virtual demo for their clients. Employees also benefit alongside the clients. These digital signs help employees see what their work is doing. This makes them take pride in their work and boost their energy to be more productive.
The screens in their 4 locations also display company updates, events, job openings and HR deadlines to name a few. So, this content helps communicate effectively and efficiently with employees. Habasit is an especially great example of how a company can respond to employee communication needs.
4. Enhancing Open Office Communications
A popular NYC media company set out to renovate their office with the goal of creating a spacious and peaceful environment where employees can fluidly connect to each other without the use of a phone system.
They outfitted dozens of their conference rooms, a cafeteria and open office spaces with communications technology that included video walls and digital signage displays, to name some examples. So, this display network is being used for employee entertainment and information, corporate branding and meetings.
Yes, that’s us! Being a digital signage solutions provider, we of course showcase digital signage for office communication in our corporate HQ. We use these screens to share HR information, display performance and goals, and celebrate wins. Additionally, we also use digital signage displays to build excitement and anticipation for company events and enhance them.
Domtar, a paper manufacturing facility installed digital signage solutions in their paper mill to communicate effectively and efficiently with their over 350 employees.
Specifically, they use digital signage to reinforce safety information via safety videos and training, safety monitoring, and safety tracking.
The technology has proven to be an invaluable asset by increasing safety awareness and streamlining plant communications. Hence, this cut back the time spent on disseminating information and enabled managers had more time to train and develop employees.
Marco, a Minnesota technology solutions provider, uses digital signage screens in the customer support center to show GPS mapping software that tracks technicians and service calls in real time.
For more examples of digital signage for employee communication, check out these case studies that show internal communications use cases in corporate offices, property management, manufacturing, and more.