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Construction worker texting on mobile phone

If you haven’t yet realized it, there’s been a communication revolution building, and it has now reached the tipping point for workforce health engagement.

  • People are now using mobile devices more than desktop computers for digital media, with mobile apps dominating the usage.
  • Text messaging has become the preferred communication method for most people.
  • And people use their phones to research health-related content almost more than any other topic.

Today we’ll dig into the data behind this mega-trend, and talk about how you can use mobile to improve the knowledge, decision-making, and behaviors of employees and their families, to optimize health outcomes, control medical costs, and enhance workplace productivity. [click to continue…]

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Female industrial worker using cell phone while sitting on stack of wooden planks

Guest post by Joe Loya.

Communication is changing rapidly. Technology has transformed not only how we consume and absorb information, but it has also transformed what captures our attention, keeps us interested, and motivates us to take action.

In their recent book, The Mobile Mind Shift, authors Ted Schadler, Josh Bernoff, and Julie Ask of Forrester Research describe the mobile mind shift as “the expectation that I can get what I want in my immediate context and moments of need.” They go on to say that what has “shifted” is in fact our behavior. [click to continue…]

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118: Engaging Employees in the “Mobile Moment” | with Joe Loya

August 15, 2015

Most people today constantly reach for their smartphones for instant answers and services. What’s the weather? Will Monique be joining us tomorrow? What’s the name of that song? And even people who don’t know how to use most smartphone features know how to send and receive texts. For many, it’s their preferred method for timely […]

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Mobile Engagement for Workforce Communications

August 13, 2015

“Extremely informative and fun to listen to. I felt like there were takeaways that I could implement with little effort. Even though I’ve been in benefits for almost 20 years, Jesse’s presentation challenged my way of thinking and introduced me to ideas I had never thought of, or heard of before. Great presentation! ~ Rachel […]

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New Study Sheds Light on Mobile Engagement

July 29, 2015

How leaders can leverage the mobile technology A new study from comScore, a global leader in digital media analytics, reports that not only is mobile beginning to eclipse all other platforms, but it’s happening among all generations and across continents. The 2015 report, “The Global Mobile Report: How Multi-Platform Audiences & Engagement Compare in the […]

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#GenMobile: Bridging the Workforce Generational Gap

July 23, 2015

Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers likely all represent a certain percentage of your employees. While diversity adds value, it also presents challenges when trying to effectively engage multiple generations. Multiple Methods for Multiple Generations Many factors influence an employee to gravitate toward one communication method over another. The greatest factor is the person’s generation. […]

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Mobile Engagement: 5 Ways to Reach More Employees, Faster

July 16, 2015

With 75% of Americans now regularly sending and receiving text messages, there’s good reason to consider adding mobile to your toolkit for workforce communications. How many employees will actually read an e-newsletter or other email communication? Statistics show only about a third of salaried employees will open it … and even fewer hourly employees. And […]

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161: Becoming a Stress-Resilient Leader | with Andrew Shatté

October 15, 2017

Chronic stress takes a toll on the quality of work and life, for both leaders and the people they lead. Stress muddies our thinking, impairs judgment, damages health and relationships, and causes people to burn out and quit their job. The solution, according to Dr. Andrew Shatté, is for leaders to become stress-relient and to […]

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WHE32: Boosting Stress Resilience for Employees | with Andrew Shatté

July 18, 2017

“Stress is the new fat. It makes us sick, depletes us emotionally, and diminishes our quality of life.” ~ Jan Bruce, co-author of meQuilibrium Just like managing weight, managing stress is about becoming aware of personal choices and making better ones, and rewiring thought patterns so that an individual’s habits sustain well-being rather than sabotage […]

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144: Best Communication Tools for Teamwork

September 15, 2016

On Engaging Leader, we share a lot of principles about leadership communication, but what about collaboration communication? In other words, what’s the most effective and efficient way to talk to the colleagues and clients you work with most closely in order to do great work together?

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140: Cross-Generational Communications — How to Bridge the Gap to Engage Multiple Generations

July 15, 2016

We are in the early years of a fundamental demographic shift. What worked in the past will no longer be enough. In order to attract and keep top talent — and to influence their actions — you will need to change how you engage people.

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4 Ways to Boost Benefits & Wellness Results with Behavioral Econ

April 12, 2016

The new book The Power of Fifty Bits: The New Science of Turning Good Intentions into Positive Results by Bob Nease, PhD, is the first practical guide to help business leaders apply the principles of behavioral economics (sometimes called “Becon” for short) to workforce engagement issues. The framework of seven strategies explained in the book […]

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