The morale in my office is, well low is generous, but I’ll say low. There are many reasons for this, but a lot are things we (I) can’t change. For awhile I’ve wanted to see if there were ways we could engage the employees more. I seem to be one of the only people who think employee engagement is worth anything. But regardless, headquarters came up with a Corporate Social Responsibility event that they wanted replicated in all the satellite offices. I think it’s great. I even had a hand in choosing the charity. But then, because I am the only internal comms person in my office it has become my job to manage the events. I did have help from the event planners in our main US office. But at the end of the day, a lot falls to me as I am the one on the ground.
Regardless, even though it can be frustrating and complicated and a lot of logistics and I never really wanted to be an event planner, it is a step in the right direction. And that’s what counts.
How many hats do you wear at your office: internal communicator, social media manager, event planner, web editor, project manager, other?