The COVID-19 is a worldwide wildcard. Around the globe, organizations are forced to communicate with a wide variety of audiences. Audiences range from employees to customers and vendors—and more. A pandemic of this nature is new for the modern globalized workforce. Societies realize the breadth of international influence involved in a single supply chain now more than ever before. Domestically based organizations realize their place in the larger global system—and the construction industry is a perfect example.
Here are key questions for leaders to ponder.
1. Who are your audience groups?
In a wildcard situation, organizations are often tasked with communicating to many different audience groups and stakeholders. So, take some time to think beyond the groups that come top-of-mind such as customers, vendors, partners and owners.
- Does the organization have any community-based events on the calendar?
- Does the organization have professional development sessions on the calendar?
- Does the organization have planned maintenance or facilities work scheduled with third parties?
- Does the organization have interns or apprenticeship programs with local colleges?
Reprinted courtesy of Sarah Skidmore, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved.