One of the main challenges in the automotive sector is to strategically communicate between two worlds: corporate areas and production plants. We tell you where we start from and the strategies used to foster seamless communication and collaboration within the company.
Differences in context, tasks and responsibilities, knowledge and skills. This was the scenario we encountered when a well-known car brand approached us with the need to strengthen and promote the company’s internal communication.
Oxean designed a comprehensive internal communication strategy based on the diagnosis that was previously developed, in order to have the information, data and insights that would allow a plan tailored to the needs, characteristics and possibilities of their internal audiences.
The purpose was to position the internal communication of the multinational automotive company as an ally at the service of the business objectives.
The project included diagnostic, consulting, planning and operational execution to implement an annual plan to strengthen the organizational culture.
Diagnosis: the beginning of everything
The diagnosis was the starting point. We proposed to carry out an analysis that would allow us to know the organization, its needs, pain points and opportunities.
The kick off included the initial brief, immersion in the company’s culture, identification and definition of survey pillars and the design of questionnaires for interviews and surveys.
Field work included interviews with key stakeholders, internal focus groups, quantitative surveys and the coordination and execution of activities.
Finally, we conducted data analysis and presented a report of findings and results.
360º Strategic Plan
The internal communication plan designed aims to position CI as a strategic ally aligned with business objectives.
Here we include our own internal communication actions:
- Alignment with business axes.
- Analysis and definition of key messages, style, tone, language, audiences and channels.
- Alignment of internal/external strategies.
- Reputation and employer brand.
- Monitoring and measurement of KPIs.
- Calendarization of campaigns and main annual actions.
- Interrelation of the communication plan with the annual training plan.
- Accompanying leaders in communication skills.
- Design based on business needs.
- Annual creative campaigns.
- Adjustment of design and execution.
- Management reports.
Facing the challenges
Internal communication always poses challenges on the fly. The company has just launched the first electric car.
What’s so challenging about this announcement?
Each case, a different path
For Oxean Cross, each case is particular, has its own characteristics and needs. However, from our side, we put knowledge, strategy and passion in every project, identifying and accompanying the client’s needs. Thus, we strengthen internal processes: knowing the culture and audiences. In short, reinforcing engagement.