The influence of reality shows on Indian and international television is visible in many forms of internal communication elements practices in this part of the world. I have come across numerous programs which borrow ideas from Indian Idol (a take on American Idol), the NDTV Big Fight, Zee Antakshari, Pogo’s ‘Just for Gags’ shows among others. Today, All Company Meets include a bit of these elements to keep audiences engaged and engrossed. Gone were the days when boring presentations were dished out on business updates and senior leadership handed out awards. Employee panels, mime shows, candid cameras are all part of the efforts to keep employees on the same page. I can foresee a day when cameras get ‘embedded’ in the CEO’s cabin to provide associates a ‘live’ experience! Or am I just taking it to extremes? Share your views.
I couldn’t help notice the sarcasm when I read today’s Economic Times article which asked if Satyam is doing more damage to India than Lakshar-e-Toiba, the dreaded terrorist organization claimed to be behind many of the attacks in the country. Though all is not lost for outsourcing to India. I first heard of […]
Every organization, big or small, faces the issue of getting employees to understand, appreciate and align with the vision and goals that will drive profitability and success. However, when the message is pitched very high employees don’t get it. If it is ‘dumbed’ down staff feels like they are treated like kids. Pratap, the go-getting […]
My post – ‘Internal Social Networks – Are They a Waste of Time?’ received a lot of attention when I polled people on Linkedin. Some recommended using Facebook and other external channels rather than compete against them. Others felt employees needed to be given more accountability. A few were divided about the viability of internal […]