Innovative thinking, decentralised information sharing, mobile first, discover how Numbrs uses internal communication.
For Employees by Employees
No matter how big or small a company is, an effective internal communication can greatly impact your company culture and work environment. We recently reinvented how we communicate internally. We looked into what would be the right tools and the right approach for young and technology driven company such as Numbrs. Our goal was to involve every employee as well as including our freelancers.
Using Instagram for internal communication
We decided to create a Numbrs instagram account, restricted to employees, where anyone from any department gets featured and shares news on what was achieved during the week. Using instagram to share company news makes a lot of sense since employees are already using the platform. It is also aligned with our visions of a mobile only future.
Company updates and entertaining news
For example, we created a “Tell me more” series where we get to learn about an employee, their day to day role, as well as what they like outside of work. In our latest post, Filip from operations showed-off his crazy skating skills!
Other posts feature life at the company, with for example pictures of courageous Numbrs employees who participated in the Zurich Marathon, or a video to announce the installation of a beer tap in the café to relax after work.
Our CEO and the whole management team also provide frequent updates on daily tasks and trips. These updates make for a more direct and completely transparent communication. This way every one understands the company’s vision and is always up to date with the latest developments.
Since everyone is invited to participate in the channel, it allows for a more decentralised way of sharing updates. Information now can be consumed by employees in their own time, and the platform is also built to facilitate comments and likes from colleagues reacting to a post.
It also freed time from our traditional Friday checkout, which brings people together in a more laid back environment, over a beer, a glass of wine or playing pool together.
Constantly improving and innovating
Whether it is with our internal communication or app features, we are always striving to challenge the status quo and find innovative ways to improve how things are done. In the meantime, we will continue to post videos and images every day.