Communicating your company’s culture is a huge undertaking. With Softway, you don’t have to do it alone.
As global workforces change to a virtual model, culture has never been more important—or more difficult to manage. Whether your teams are working face-to-face or screen-to-screen, we’ll help you keep in touch with the heartbeat of your organization.
It takes a special partner to guide culture comms. One who knows the space and has the track record to prove it. Our work is our resumé. See how we’ve helped guide culture change initiatives and more.
How do you capture the essence of a company’s culture? It all starts by understanding what company culture is, exactly. In short, company culture is a mix of all the overt and implied expectations, values, and shared beliefs inside of an organization. That means the things your leaders say (and the things they don’t), the way your employees work (and the way they feel)—they’re all part of the company culture equation.
Your company is made up of people with different personal and professional experiences, perspectives, hopes, and fears. Because of that diversity, the words you share have the power to inspire—but they can also alienate. The difference between a message that encourages change and one that falls flat lies in your approach. You need a team on your side that understands your culture comms goals and bakes them into every aspect of your content.
Some comms partners make you feel like you don’t know your own business. Softway is different. Our first step is always to listen. We identify the change you want to see. We isolate the issues you know exist. And we balance it all out by talking to people at every level of the organization—helping us identify unknown comms insights or obstacles.
Your current culture exists for a reason. We’re not here to judge or assume the worst. In fact, it’s the opposite. Our team of writers and strategists find the humanity behind the culture hurdles—seeking out the deeply relatable reasons why certain behaviors and attitudes exist. Because when we understand the why, we can craft content that resonates and is remembered.
Your company culture is a living organism—a mix of all the expectations, behaviors, and values that exist in your company. So naturally, nurturing that culture is an ongoing endeavor. But no two solutions are the same. From sitting alongside your team for entire culture change programs to focusing on individual tasks to get quick communication wins out the door—we’ve got you covered.
An IT organization in a Fortune 20 Oil & Gas enterprise was set to launch a large digital transformation initiative and needed buy-in from tens of thousands of employees. However, employees were tuned out, so there was a need for a communications program to drive awareness and increase engagement. Softway listened to employees and then created a content strategy, creative content, and even some new culture channels.
Our project approach is always based on your needs—so you’ll never find a cookie-cutter solution at Softway. But we’ve found two general ways we tend to work well with clients on culture comms projects.
Our writers and strategists are excited to dive in. Whether you need to communicate your culture to tens, hundreds, or thousands—we have the experience and empathy to craft messaging that connects with your audience.
We can help you: