Employees indicate that the workload is too high. VRT NWS is under constant pressure from current events more than ever before. It is necessary to make clear choices based on a clear vision. Employee well-being should play an important role in this choice.
2. Career growth
New employees are not adequately supervised. A detailed reception and care plan can meet this need. Colleagues demand more attention to training and more internal mobility.
3. Vision and leadership
The vision of how news will be presented must be sufficiently visible and tangible in the newsroom. Too much emphasis has been placed on operations and not enough on leadership.
4. Avoid conflicts
Difficult topics are often avoided, and preference is given to digital communications over face-to-face communications.
5. No contact
The distance with the editor-in-chief seems too great. Working on this is crucial.
6. Ego culture
Employees feel that there is a difference in hierarchy between the media: television, radio and the Internet; They demand more equality in this regard. In addition, “being known” is also problematic: fame has an impact on a person, sometimes disrupting the informal hierarchy.
Employees demand more respect for their experiences and their evaluation of certain situations on the ground or in their field. Managers can then challenge them to come up with a more favorable opinion.
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