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Loud Shirt Day highlights the importance of effective communication

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Loud and clear effective communication with a diverse workforce

Inspired by National Loud Shirt Day which is celebrated annually in New Zealand to raise awareness of children with hearing disabilities and impairment, ESP introduced Loud Shirt Day to focus on the importance of effective communication, and as an opportunity to support the National Deaf Children’s Society. The charity is dedicated to providing support, information and advice for deaf children and young people, their families and professionals working with them.

When ESP was founded 30 years ago by two people in a small office, we never imagined it would grow to over 700 people scattered right across the world! Effective communication across such a geographically dispersed and culturally diverse team is a huge challenge, and we are always developing our digital channels so that everyone keeps informed, connected, and engaged.

ESP’s Loud Shirt Day highlights the need for us to be open minded about adapting the way we communicate with others to what works for them, and living our company values of being approachable, respectful, collaborative, passionate and honest.

Loud Shirt Day at ESP

Getting loud for a good cause

The Loud Shirt Day initiative was promoted across the company. Everyone was encouraged to wear a loud shirt on Friday, 21st October to show their commitment and awareness of the importance of effective communication, and to upload a photo of them in their loud shirt to our communication channels – whether they were in the office, working from home, or working remotely.

For each person who uploaded a photo, ESP made a donation to the National Deaf Children’s Society. Our people responded with the true ESP spirit that runs through everything we do and painted the walls of our comms channels with their brightly coloured shirts and big smiles, raising important funds for this worthwhile charity!

Thank you to our employee superstars across the globe who wore their shirts loud and proud!

Loud Shirt Day at ESP