🔥 Recently Launched : AON, SHRM and Vantage Circle Partnered Annual Rewards and Recognition Report 2024-25

35+ Internal Communication Best Practices For Charged Synergy

8 min read   |  
Last Updated on

Ever thought about what helps a team work great together? It is not a secret – good communication within the team is the key. This blog shares 35+ internal communication best practices that you can't avoid at any cost!

Let’s begin by understanding what internal communication is.

What Is Internal Communication?

What is internal communication.png

Internal communication is how everyone in a team shares information within a company. Imagine it's like you and your friends talking to make sure everything runs smoothly.

In a company, good internal communication helps everyone know what they're doing and work together smoothly. It's like making sure everyone's on the same page.

Know more here: 10 Reasons Why Internal Communication is Important in the Workplace

The Changing Way Of Internal Communication

Work talk is different now. Instead of chatting in the office, we have virtual coffee breaks and Zoom meetings while working from home on Mondays. But have we stopped talking in person? What if talking face-to-face is still really important, even with these changes? Keep reading to find out and learn the important things about how we talk inside a team!

What Makes Good/ Effective Internal Communications?

What Makes Good and Effective Internal Communications.png

In the world of good communication, some things stand out. The following are the building blocks of a strong internal communications strategy.

A. Clear and Simple Messages

Imagine getting a message that confuses you. Clear messages are like a well-lit path, not a confusing maze. That's the power of clear messaging. Transparency, too, is crucial. It's not just a trend; it builds trust. So, keep it clear whether you work from home or in the office.

B. Using Different Ways to Communicate

Sending messages is like picking from a buffet of talk methods - emails, meetings, and other internal communication tools. But not every message suits every way. So, choose wisely. It's not just about where you say it but how. Even if you don't meet in person, picking the right way to talk is super important. Let's ensure you deliver your information to the right people at the right time, whether at home or in the office. Want some tips? Keep reading!

Related blog: Understanding The 4 Communication Styles In The Workplace

C. Two-Way Communication

Ever chatted with someone who hears but doesn't really listen? Not cool, huh? That's where two-way communication becomes the hero. It's not just about talking; it's about really listening.

No matter if you're at home or in the office, let's make our talks a two-way street, not just one-sided. Also, here's the secret sauce: feedback and suggestions. So, always talk and listen back at home or in the office!

35+ Internal Communication Best Practices

30+ Internal Communication Best Practices.png

Talking well at work is like building a strong foundation. It helps create awesome ideas, makes customers happy, and excites the team. But getting better at this can be tricky.

Start by doing these best practices for talking with your teammates. It's like adding good ingredients to make your communication even better!

1. Have a Proper Internal Communications Plan

Create a detailed plan for communication that aligns with your business goals. Pick the right channels and create content that serves the organization's goals.

2. Track Important Numbers

Use email tracking and employee engagement surveys to understand how employees interact with your messages. Get numbers (like open rates) and feedback (how employees feel) to adjust your strategy.

For instance, Vantage Pulse, an employee engagement survey tool, provides detailed engagement scores for 30+ categories.

vantage pulse employee survey categories.png

3. Personalize Your Messages

Customize messages for each employee. Add a personal touch to make employees feel recognized and valued.

4. Use Employee Newsletters

Send out regular newsletters to share important company news. A well-designed newsletter not only informs but also helps build .company culture

5. Make Sure Everyone Gets the Message

Establish strong internal communication channels to reach every employee, even in remote working scenarios. This makes sure important information is accessible to all.

6. Establish Communication Norms

  • A research by McKinsey reveals that well-connected teams can increase their productivity by 20 to 25%.*

Define clear communication norms within the organization. This includes expectations regarding response times, meeting etiquette, and the use of communication channels. Clear norms help in maintaining consistency.

7. Encourage Two-way Feedback

Set up systems for feedback and suggestions from employees. This can include surveys or discussion forums. Two-way communication shows the value of employee input and can lead to improvements.

8. Keep Communication Consistent

A majority of companies (60%) lack a long-term strategy for their internal communications.

Have a routine for regular communications to keep everyone informed. Keep information flowing to avoid remote workers feeling neglected.

9. Avoid Giving Too Much Information

Balance how often and how much information you share. Too much can lead to disengagement. Keep messages short and focused on what's necessary.

10. Evaluate Your Strategy Regularly

Check how well your communication strategy is working. Use feedback and numbers to make changes that match your goals.

11. Tailor Your Messages for Different Groups

Make sure your messages fit different groups in your workforce. This prevents information overload and ensures each group gets what they need.

12. Make Messages Accessible on Phones

Ensure your messages can be read on different devices. A mobile-friendly approach accommodates different work styles.

13. Use Visuals in Your Communication

Add visuals like pictures and videos to make communication more engaging. Visuals can explain things better than words alone.

14. Consider Employee Engagement

A majority (56%) of corporate communicators find it challenging to keep employees both informed and engaged.

Ensuring employee recognition is important for good communication at work. When people celebrate each other's achievements, it makes everyone feel happy and creates a positive place to work. This positivity helps everyone talk and work together even better!

Digital solutions like Vantage Rewards add a fun element to recognition, enabling interactive engagement through a real-time social feed.


15. Involve Leaders in Communication

Encourage leaders to take part in communications. When leaders are active, it shows the importance of the messages and promotes transparency.

16. Be Ready for Crisis Communication

Have a plan for communication during tough times. Be ready to communicate quickly and effectively so employees are informed and supported.

17. Train Employees on Communication Tools

Approximately 44% of employees desire increased utilization of internal communication tools within their organization.

Teach employees how to use communication tools. Familiarity with platforms makes communication more efficient.

18. Translate Messages for Different Languages

Translate key communications for different language needs in your workforce. This ensures everyone can understand important information.

19. Use Social Platforms for Communication

Use social media platforms to share communication. This broadens the reach and encourages engagement on familiar platforms.

20. Recognize Employees Through Peers

Create programs that let employees recognize each other. This builds a positive team culture and strengthens bonds among colleagues.

21. Encourage Collaboration Between Departments

Hold regular sessions that encourage collaboration between different departments. Breaking down silos helps everyone understand organizational goals.

22. Provide Opportunities for Learning

Offer chances for continuous learning through webinars or training sessions. This enriches employees' skills and shows commitment to professional development.

23. Highlight Employees in Spotlights

More than half of surveyed workers (51%) state that their last employment anniversary was not acknowledged.

Showcase individual employees or teams through features in newsletters or on internal platforms. Sharing achievements boosts morale.

Related blog: Understanding Employee Spotlight With Examples And Use Of Digital Platforms

24. Promote Wellness in Communication

Include wellness-related communication promoting initiatives for mental and physical well-being. A healthy workforce is a productive one.

25. Use Storytelling in Communication

Tell stories in your communication. Narratives make information more relatable and memorable, creating a deeper connection with the audience.

26. Share Updates on Environmental Efforts

Update employees on the organization's efforts toward environmental sustainability. Communicate eco-friendly initiatives and encourage contributions to a greener workplace.

27. Create Employee Resource Groups

Set up employee groups based on common interests. These groups provide a platform for shared experiences and ideas, fostering a sense of community.

28. Use Technology for Seamless Communication

Explore new technologies to improve communication processes. Consider tech solutions like chatbots or VR to make communication smoother.

29. Have Flexible Communication Policies

Create flexible communication policies that cater to the diverse needs of your workforce. Consider options for teams in different time zones or working non-traditional hours.

30. Emphasize Data Security in Communication

Highlight the importance of data security in all communication channels. Ensure employees know how to safeguard sensitive information, especially when working remotely.

31. Cultivate a Culture of Improvement

Encourage a culture of continuous improvement in communication. Let employees share ideas on improving communication and regularly make feedback-driven improvements.

32. Create Global Communication Strategies

Develop strategies that work for a global workforce. Acknowledge cultural differences and time zone challenges to ensure effective communication worldwide.

33. Use Agile Communication Practices

Use communication practices borrowed from agile project management. This means adjusting strategies based on evolving needs and feedback.

34. Plan Innovative Internal Events

Organize creative internal events or challenges that encourage participation and teamwork. This could be virtual team-building activities or themed communication campaigns.

35. Align Internal and External Communication

Make sure internal and external communication strategies match. Consistent messaging across both fronts builds a coherent organizational identity.

36. Promote Emotional Intelligence in Communication

Encourage the development of emotional intelligence in communication. Training on empathy and active listening contributes to healthier workplace relationships.

37. Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

Ensure that communication materials are accessible to employees with disabilities. This includes providing alternative formats for:

  • written content
  • using accessible technology and
  • considering the diverse needs of all team members.


In the changing world of internal communication, be effective with virtual and in-person dynamics. Emphasize communication's vital role in creating a united, engaged, and resilient workforce.

Remember, these practices are not one-size-fits-all. They're tools to be adapted and fine-tuned for your organization. Workplace communication is about harmonizing and creating a rhythm for the team.

So, whether you're crafting clear messages, embracing tech, or celebrating achievements, each practice contributes to a workplace where every voice is heard, every idea matters, and every employee is part of the team.

As you start using these practices, remember the goal. It's to create an environment where communication isn't just a necessity but a celebration of collaboration, understanding, and shared success.

Cheers to building a workplace symphony that resonates with harmony and propels your team forward!

This article is written by Susmita Sarma, a digital marketer at Vantage Circle. She was involved with media relations before shifting her interest to research and creative writing. Apart from being a classical music buff, she keeps a keen interest in anchoring and cooking. For any related queries, contact editor@vantagecircle.com

Book My 30-min Demo
Join us in driving a
Culture of Employee Appreciation Globally!
Vantage Rewards
Celebrating 2M+ Happy Corporate Employees
Elevating Company Culture Across

Know More
Not Interested

The Ultimate Guide to Employee Rewards and Recognition

The Ultimate Guide to Employee Rewards and Recognition