Expose different areas of the company to employees, indicating growth opportunities and developing improved synergies.
Build pride through association with company, divisional or employee successes.
Simply, to show that you respect your employees.
Having a brilliant internal communications programme is always meaningful but it becomes more intense under the following circumstances:
Company mergers or acquisitions, where there are all kinds of interesting but extremely challenging dynamics to deal with.
Rationalisation, where diverse divisions and cultures suddenly find themselves in the same space. On top of that, a couple of acquisitions create more tension.
Revitalisation of a company, moving employees from cynical, tired and same-old to excited, delighted and ignited. Well, that might be stretching things a tad but why not? Or, engaged, interested and proud would also be just fine!
"My experience of working with Sherpa has been nothing short of brilliant. They are a dedicated team of creative artists that never fail to stimulate the imagination with their exciting array of ideas, new concepts and innovation. Add to this hard work, dedication, vision, energy and an ability to easily meet deadlines, you have an unbeatable winning team. Sherpa has managed to take the difficult concept of communication with our pharmacy members and make it look easy. We are elated to have them as our partners."
SHAM MOODLEY, ICPA CHAIRMAN
"Our decision to go with Sherpa has been vindicated many times over. Value for money, professional service, high quality work and above all, effective results are expressions of our on-going experience with Sherpa. We’ve found partners with whom we can build for the long term."
DAVID JOOSTE, CEO, TRADE OCEAN
"Our first newsletter Team Talk was both digital and printed. Despite the tight deadline, the quality and quantity of articles produced by Sherpa achieved an excellent open rate. Sherpa's friendly, helpful and down-to-earth style extracted close co-operation from the content sources which augurs well for future communications."
KELLY PHUMZILE MANZINI, HUMAN RESOURCES EXECUTIVE, UPD
"We experienced Sherpa as follows:
Down to earth. Great facilitators and listeners. Brilliant perception/understanding. Able to express in words how we feel about our company, even if we couldn't. We really enjoyed the interaction and we would and have already recommended Sherpa to our friends."
IAN GROENEWALDT, CEO, ORA FUND MANAGERS
"Sherpa's communications support a specific brand strategy. All of the elements - ranging from content and style through to frequency - are designed to create brand alignment. We are very happy with the results. As a "partner", they go way beyond what is expected of an agency."
ROBERT MAGNUS, SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVE, UPD
"Sherpa worked with us at a brand and communications level when a number of diverse group companies were consolidated under the On the Dot banner. Their communications support helped us to unite the business behind common vision and values, including getting employees to understand the concept of internal brand. The way that they were able to source content and relate easily with our team - be that at Board, management, operational or warehouses levels - made them a pleasure to work with."