Ragan's Digital Workplace Guide for Communicators


June 2020


Welcome to this month’s edition of Ragan’s Digital Workplace Guide. As shelter-in-place orders continue to be lifted in phases, many employees continue to work remotely. It’s a workplace reality that isn’t changing anytime soon. Here are some case studies, tips and how-to’s on how to reach and engage those employees. Also check out the latest tools and products from our partners.

Ideas & Tips

5 ways to motivate your remote team

Keep consistently communicating, invest in personal and professional growth, and reward good performance.

How internal comms and PR can collaborate and harmonize

If you have distinct, separated content factories operating within your organization, you could be missing major opportunities for collaboration—and productivity.

3 keys to keep employees focused while working from home

Companies keen on maintaining engagement and productivity should bend over backward to provide support and create a sense of community.

Anatomy of a leadership video

Needed more than ever, even a simple CEO message can get complicated in a pandemic.

How to get unstuck while working from home

If you’re struggling to summon motivation these days, you’re not alone. Try these ideas to spark more creative energy.

From Our Partners

Microsoft Yammer


Microsoft Yammer

Get Inspired. Discover how Yammer connects the organization.

Yammer helps you improve engagement with everyone in your organization. It enhances communication to build a culture of transparency, keeping everyone from leadership to firstline workers informed, aligned, and moving forward. This Lookbook will showcase how Yammer powers:

  • Leadership engagement
  • Communicating at scale
  • Communities of interest or practice
  • Driving knowledge sharing and innovation
  • Engaging the frontline

And see examples of using Yammer for:

  • Crisis Communications
  • Live Events
  • New Employee Onboarding




Organize Your Inbox (and Never Waste Time on Email Again) with SaneBox

Clean up your inbox today and keep it that way forever.

SaneBox uses personalized algorithms to quickly learn your employee’s email habits and show them their most important messages first while filtering out the noise. Best of all, it works wherever they check email, on all clients and devices.

With glowing reviews from TechCrunch, Forbes, The New York Times and emailers everywhere, you can rest assured that you will fall in love with email again.

Sign up today and save $25 on any subscription!




Now more than ever organizations are using email to communicate with employees. Studies show email remains the most essential channel for internal communications. With critical messages being sent to employees, you have to know what messages are reaching your employees and getting their attention. Our annual benchmark report with data mined from nearly 200 million internal email communications will help establish benchmarks and identify insightful tactics to better reach your workforce.

Download the full report to learn:

  • Why email metrics matter
  • How to improve click and open rates
  • Email benchmarks by S&P industry sectors
  • How long the typical employee spends reading an email
  • What you should know about engagement rate standards

Malone Media


Malone Media

Malone Media can help you deliver your next great event—completely virtually.

As Ragan’s go-to event partner, Malone Media has shifted from providing live streams of Ragan’s amazing live events to producing their engaging virtual events. This isn’t a boring webinar either, but an evolution in streaming technology to create a one-of-a-kind experience that will delight your co-workers, clients and customers.

Virtual Events with Malone Media features:

  • Live streams to an unlimited audience size
  • The ability to present from anywhere
  • Custom event website and tracking features
  • Enhanced virtual networking with camera-to-camera interactivity
  • Live chat / polling / moderated Q&A




ContactMonkey is an internal communications solution designed to help communicators truly engage their employees. We help companies understand if their employees really are engaged with the content being sent to them from Outlook and Gmail. ContactMonkey allows internal communicators to easily create email newsletter templates, track engagement through direct employee feedback and provide analytics such as read time to show improved employee engagement after every email, update or newsletter. Book your personalized demo here. See other resources.

To include your solution in this Guide contact
Hannah Lavelle at Hannahl@ragan.com.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Youtube RSS

Ragan Communications

This email was sent by: %%Member_Busname%%
%%Member_Addr%% %%Member_City%%, %%Member_State%%, %%Member_PostalCode%%, %%Member_Country%%, cservice@ragan.com
Update Profile/Unsubscribe
Sent to: %%emailaddr%%