S3 E3: Why is Communicating at Work So Hard?

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef
February 5, 2024

Nearly 50% of employees say that their productivity is impacted by ineffective communication. 

So does that mean the average person is bad at communicating at work? Maybe… 

Dinah Alobeid, Senior Director of Content and Communications at Greenhouse, joins Hebba this week to discuss the importance of being direct, authentic, and straightforward in your communication with employees. 

Hebba and Dinah delve into the challenges of communicating during times of change, the role executives play in effective communication, and the need for companies to keep their messaging simple and human. Dinah also shares her tips for building your personal brand as an HR professional and the value of connecting with people online.

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00:00:00 – Introduction

00:01:06 – The Power of Communication

00:01:28 – Why Communicating Well is Important 

00:02:09 – The Issues with Workplace Communications

00:03:08 – The Impact of Direct Communication

00:11:41 – Why Effective Communication Can Be Tricky at Work

00:14:23 – How to leverage AI for Internal Communications

00:21:35 – When Communication Goes Wrong 

00:23:45 – Communicating Employee Departures

00:29:48 – Communicating Important Messages 

00:32:27 – Career Advice for HR Professionals

00:32:45 – Building Your HR Brand Online

And if you love the podcast, be sure to check out https://www.youtube.com/@ihateit-here for even more exclusive insider content!

Follow Hebba: 

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/hebba-youssef

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hebbamyoussef

Follow Dinah:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dinahalobeid/

Website: https://dinahsusanalobeid.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dinahsusanalobeidwrites/

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef