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Products & Services Business Communications External Communication Excellence

External Communication Excellence: Tactics to Increase Organizational Effectiveness

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Published: Pre-2013


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STUDY OVERVIEW

Technological advances have dramatically increased the amount and frequency of communication in the workplace - in particular external communication involving the Internet. However, the diversity of communication tools, sources, and platforms makes it difficult to ascertain the preferred and most effective external communication tactics and strategies.

Best Practices, LLC conducted this research to identify the most effective external communication strategies and tactics and how people best utilize various communication formats to achieve organizational objectives. Specifically, this study reviews the frequency and type of Internet tools used for work-related information, and the type of work-related external communications viewed and forwarded with mobile devices. The largest portion of the study focuses on the interest level, and preferred time and formats for receiving more than a dozen types of external communications, including general, competitor analysis, technology updates, new product launch, legal, research, supplier, strategic guidance, vendor and others.

This study explores the most effective and preferred channels and tools of external communication and the optimum frequency for external communications. Professionals who use and send external communications can use this report to identify the most effective external communication strategies and tactics and how people best utilize various communication formats to achieve organizational success.

KEY TOPICS

  • External Communication: Tools and Usage Frequency
  • External Communication: Preference and Effectiveness

SAMPLE KEY METRICS
  • Usage Frequency of Internet Tools – Overall
  • Online Communities Visited Most Regularly – Overall & Pharmaceutical Segment
  • Methods Used to Gather Information – Overall
  • Average Searches per Day – Overall
  • Frequency of Visits/Clicks – Overall
  • Value Derived from Business Information Sources – Overall
  • Interest and Preferred Time of Checking General Communication – Overall
  • Preferred Formats & Effective Tools for General Information – Overall
  • Interest and Preferred Time of Checking Competitor Analysis – Overall
  • Preferred Formats & Effective Tools for Competitor Analysis – Overall
  • Interest and Preferred Time of Checking Performance Indicators – Overall
  • Preferred Formats & Effective Tools for Performance Indicators – Overall
  • Impact of Marketing Communications on Purchase Decision – Overall
  • Percentage of Redundant Emails Received – Overall & Pharmaceutical Segment
  • Checking External Communication Through Mobile – Overall
  • Forwarding External Communication Through Mobile – Overall

SAMPLE KEY FINDING
  • Send Communications Before Lunch: The majority of respondents prefer to receive external information before 1 p.m.

METHODOLOGY
The benchmark class of participants includes total of 183 representatives from different industry segments and across six continents Qualitative and quantitative data for this report were collected through an online survey instrument.

Industries Profiled:
Health Care; Pharmaceutical; Diagnostic; Biotech; Consulting; Banking; Financial Services; Insurance; Non-Profit; Chemical; Business; Professional Services; Manufacturing; Distribution; Transportation; Education; Market Research; Marketing; Public Relations; Architecture; Engineering; Communications; Aerospace; Automobile; Aviation; Computer Software; Telecommunications; Medical Device; Government; Military; Advertising; Defense; Science; Clinical Research


Companies Profiled:
Abbott; Sanofi Pasteur; Gardner Assocites; Target Point ltd; AllianceBernstein; The Aspen Institute; Economic Opportunities Program; Genentech/Roche; The Bluestar Group; AsiaConnect; The Gordon Group; General Products Corp.; Union National Bank; Zogenix; Hertz Corporation; Assessment & Information group; Jefferson Associates Inc; Pearson; Kadmon Pharmaceuticals; Barr Engineering; Kiernan Group; Inc.; Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals; Kimble Chase LLC; Bayer Corporation; MedPanel; Bee Tree Consulting; MESCO; ltd; Nationwide Financial; Biotest Pharmaceuticals; Omicron Canada Inc.; Wells Fargo; One Communications; Bosch Power Tools; Parallel Consulting; Bristow Group; Porsche Cars North Americq; Oracle; Prescience International; BT Conferencing; ProVeritas Management Consulting; Celgene Pte Ltd; Reliance Industries Limited; Johnson & Johnson; Royal Thai Air Force; CIT Group; Sales Channel Europe; Citibank; City of Houston; Pfizer; Commutateur; Corium International Inc.; Inspire Pharmaceuticals; Croda Inc; Deloitte; Quintiles; Eastwest Bank; Ethicon; Kimble Chase; Roche; Honeywell; Rockland Trust Company; KPMG; Sandoz; Cloud Currencies; HCA; Sanofi-Aventis; Lockheed Martin; Stryker; Grundfos Pumps Manufacturing Corp; Sunovion; Lundbeck; Fidelity Investments; Talecris; Genzyme; Thermo Fisher; Medtronic; Vertex Pharmaceuticals; Genentech; Vimta Labs; GlaxoSmithKline; Novartis; Olympus Corporation; Avaya; Astellas; AstraZeneca; Alcon; Bank of America; Baxter Healthcare; Becton Dickinson; Bell Canada; BioCentric; Cephalon; Countrywide Financial; Elan Corporation; EMD Serono; Exelixis


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