What is internal communications?

Wikipedia defines internal communications as, "the function responsible for effective communication among participants within an organization." But what does that really mean?

It means that we have an incredible and important role in the way a business functions. Today, we're breaking that role down into its four most basic and crucial tasks.

Internal communications is…

Relationship building. As a company grows, so, too, does the distinction among its employees. In order for an organization to maintain any semblance of culture, internal communications must strive to bring these individuals together and encourage them to grow their relationships. This can be achieved through information sharing, whether online or in person, as well as the creation of a list of shared values that ties all employees together in working toward a common goal.

Gap bridging. For the success of any business there must be many moving parts. The accounting and legal departments must be kept apprised of what is going on in sales and marketing, and vice versa. Internal communications helps bridge the gap that naturally occurs among employees working in different areas of the company. Our goal is to teach every employee about the specific contributions of each team member toward their success.

Employee motivating. There is nothing more important to internal communications than motivating and engaging the employees it serves. Showcasing accomplishments, telling stories and staying honest and true to the company's core values ensure we are constantly working to empower employees to go out and spread the message and mission of the organization.

Fact sharing. At the end of the day, it's an internal communicator's job to share facts. To communicate the brand, its objectives and values - to tell people what's working and where we could improve. Authenticity goes a long way in building credibility and rapport among our listeners. So long as we possess important information, it is our duty to disseminate it.

Armed with this knowledge, internal communications becomes much more than just another business function. It can be the difference between positive and negative relationships, effective communication and, most important, a happy and motivating work environment.

How would you define internal communications? What would you add to this list?

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