2024 Trends in Internal Communications

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The future of internal corporate communications is characterized by data, target group orientation and strategic alignment. But what exactly does this modern form of communication look like? What role does it play in topics such as sustainability and social responsibility? And what opportunities does AI offer? Here are our insights on these questions as we take a look at the key trends for internal communications in 2024, while also highlighting some key themes from 2023.

These internal communication trends are coming our way in 2024

1. Purpose, Positioning and Social Responsibility 

In today’s world, characterized by energy crises, conflicts and environmental issues, it is no longer just important for companies to act in a socially and environmentally conscious manner externally. They must also take clear positions on social issues internally. This is reflected in current studies, which show a growing need among people for socially committed companies. This development makes authentic and responsible internal communication indispensable, without becoming too political or restricting the individual freedoms of employees.

2. Psychological Safety 

There is an increasing focus on the importance of psychological safety in the workplace. Employees should feel free to express their opinions and contribute ideas without fear of negative consequences. A supportive working environment encourages employee engagement and creativity, which has a positive long-term impact on company performance.

3. Error Culture 

An open culture of error, in which failure is seen as a learning opportunity, is essential for long-term success. Employees should be encouraged to take risks and develop innovative ideas without fear of punishment. Again, internal communication plays an important role in fostering such a culture.

4. Artificial Intelligence 

AI is increasingly becoming a tool for internal communication processes, increasing efficiency but not replacing human communication. The right application of AI can improve the quality and productivity of internal communication, but requires careful integration and management.

5. Emotion and Creativity 

Despite the use of AI, emotional and authentic communication remains essential to build a strong bond with employees. Creative communication formats and storytelling are particularly effective in motivating and engaging employees.

6. Personalization 

Personalized communication is becoming increasingly important in order to take into account the different needs and preferences of employees. Targeted messages that are tailored to the respective target group significantly improve the effectiveness of internal communication.

7. Podcasts 

Podcasts are becoming a popular format in internal communication as they convey emotions and can be consumed flexibly at the same time. They promote employee loyalty and help to convey complex topics in an understandable way.

8. Data-driven Communication 

Measuring and analyzing communication data is becoming increasingly important in order to improve the effectiveness of internal communication measures and respond to the needs of employees.

Continuation of trends from 2023

Topics such as employee experience, intranet, dialog orientation, strategic orientation and employee engagement will remain very important for internal communication in 2024.


Internal communication will be even more strategic and important for the success of companies in 2024. The integration of AI, the promotion of psychological safety and error culture as well as increasing personalization and emotion in communication are decisive factors for a successful internal communication strategy.