As a Human Resources professional, you know the importance of effective communication in the workplace. Over the years, new technologies have improved the efficiency of keeping employees informed on important and urgent information.
Unfortunately, the rise in mobile technology hasn’t accounted for the various generations in the workforce and their differing expectations.
Fortunately, HR pros can take solace in the fact that employees of all ages understand the importance of communication in the workplace. Now, their job is to reevaluate not only their mobile communication strategy, but each generation’s needs from their HR leaders.
To help HR pros understand every generation’s mobile communication desires, EmployeeChannel Inc.—a provider of mobile apps for employee engagement and communication—compiled the infographic below.
Here’s a look inside the multigenerational workforce:
- Both Millennials and Gen Z say communication is the most important quality in a leader.
- Baby Boomers rated “effective communication to keep employees informed” a 4.53 out of 5 on a scale of importance.
- Mobile communication productivity gains are the same across all age groups from 18 to 65.
- When asked about the future of doing all work from a mobile device, 77% of employees said they feel positive about it.
- In 2016, 87% of adults 18+ had access to a smartphone:
- 18 to 34: 97%
- 35 to 49: 94%
- 55+: 77%
Check out the full infographic below to see if you’re prepared to connect with employees in every generation. You may find yourself rethinking how you approach your communication strategy.
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