In the I-HR newsletter, moderator Beth N. Carvin asked if the concept of branding could be used effectively to boost productivity and also retention. This is an expanded version of my reaction to her question:
Yes, I believe you can utilize the concept of branding as a tool for improving staff member productivity and retention.
Let’s approach it from the point of view of a supervisor connecting with his/her subordinates. If the manager sets out to build a positive credibility gradually and over a collection of messages, then we may claim he or she is embarking on a branding exercise. It’s an effort to develop the trust fund and goodwill necessary to have actually messages both approved as well as acted upon.
Marketers branding products do basically the very same thing: send out a collection of messages created to build a favorable reputation in time.
And, when messages to workers produce count on and goodwill, after that interaction sent out after that can be used communication to increase productivity and also retention.
For instance, in releasing worker e-newsletters for my business customers, I have actually constantly highlighted the need to offer articles as well as info of value to visitors (the staff members). By doing that, employees pertain to see their firm newsletter as a beneficial source, and not administration publicity. That, consequently, opens the door to asking workers to do or otherwise do specific things (precaution, for example), as well as getting a positive reaction from them.
In a feeling, referring to this procedure of structure trust fund as well as goodwill as branding may be just a semantic workout. However, I believe that when we placed a name to a process, we make it much easier to understand and also adhere to. And also, that might be the real value of describing branding in the context of worker interaction.
Allow’s additionally check out this concern in a wider feeling, too, because it’s important to remember the different duties of interaction in performance and also retention. Three generic kinds of communication figure in our thinking: instructional, contextual, and motivational.
Training communication supplies details that aids others do their work a lot more effectively. Contextual interaction gives the bigger photo, which ought to assist receivers do their work better. And inspirational communication reveals receivers the benefits of responding as we’ve requested.
To construct count on as well as goodwill, the instructional communication should be precise, timely, and functional. Individuals that obtain our messages ought to have the ability to act upon them, as well as recognize they can act upon them with self-confidence.
The contextual communication should be relevant and practical. It should put the issue into a framework that helps others recognize just how details jobs or problems match the strategic circulation.
As well as, the motivational interaction should focus on them, out you. It must reveal them the significance of their contributions.
In summary, consider branding as the procedure of building count on and also goodwill, a procedure that makes it feasible to raise performance as well as retention with interaction.