Some companies were experimenting with internal podcasts — for employees only — before companies sent employees home to work remotely as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. Faced with reaching and engaging employees who now never interacted face-to-face with their colleagues elevated the value of a podcast, which could establish a personal connection. At the same time, podcasting had gone mainstream, making more employees receptive to listening to one from their employer. In this short midweek episode, Neville and Shel look at some of the companies that have adopted internal podcasting and how they plan to evolve them in the new post-pandemic world of work.
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Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.
Links from this report:
- Your company might one day have its own internal podcast. Here’s why
- ‘You can’t show empathy over email’: Business leaders turn to internal podcasts to stay connected with workforces
- Podcasts Gain Favor Amid ‘Always on” Work Cultures
- Employer podcasts preferred over company-wide emails
- 4 ways internal podcasts can help boost remote employee engagement