Let’s face it – some topics are just dry. No matter how engaging the presenter or how much coffee is served, the presentation is just…not that fun to listen to. But just because you and I might think a topic is boring doesn’t mean it’s not important! In fact, often the topics that seem the most boring are the very topics that are the most important for employees to pay attention to!
Think about what “boring” topics could be. Internal processes. Policies. Ethics compliance. Audits. Confidentiality.
Most of us might not get too excited listening to presentations about internal audits (sorry, auditors!) but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be paying attention when auditors present a list of important “do’s and don’ts.”
In fact, often the topics that seem the most boring are the very topics that are the most important for employees to pay attention to!
Those boring topics might be dry, but they’re the backbone of your company. Can you imagine how quickly things would fall apart if you didn’t have solid processes and company-wide policies? Someone had to create those – and someone had to convey them to your employees.
So how can we make sure that employees are paying attention when the information is dry as sawdust?