A sponsored post by Jenna Soule, Corporate Communications Manager at RBA

As a proud Gen Xer, I remember clearly the days before the Internet. During my first “real job” in communications after college, I can recall spending hours typing and distributing interoffice memos to schedule meetings or to share important news with the employees. WiFi wasn’t a thing, and to be “at work” meant you needed to be in the office. But times have certainly changed. Now, the majority of today’s workforce is comprised of millennials—and, in a few short years, Gen Z will take over. What do these younger generations mean for internal communications?

For starters, the reality is that we don’t work like we did a decade ago. Physical work environments are being replaced because we all want to work in the same way we live… digitally, from anywhere and on any device.

In this new digital reality, workers will increasingly have new requirements:

In a 2016 Microsoft study, 93 percent of millennials cited modern and up-to-date technology as one of the most important aspects of a workplace. With so many modern internal communications tools, it can be hard to keep up. And, it can be equally as challenging trying to get employees to incorporate these new ways to connect and collaborate into their daily work.

That’s why RBA, a Wayzata-based digital and technology consultancy, is partnering with IABC Minnesota for a Lunch & Learn on How to Modernize Internal Communications on May 2. The interactive luncheon will feature a panel of business communicators from Cargill, Mortenson Construction and Tennant who will share insights based on their recent experiences and will provide lessons learned along with invaluable tips for transforming internal communications.

If you’re interested in learning more about this topic of digital workplace tools and trends, join us on May 2. And, for more insights on this topic, please sign up to be the first to receive RBA’s forthcoming e-book at www.rbaconsulting.com/digitalworkplace.