Grand gestures v everyday engagement

11 July 2022
The competition for talent (it’s not a war, people) and the drive to get people out of their pjs and into the office, has led a number of companies to make grand gestures. Parties, merchandise, nights out; one professional services firm even has a pub with free drinks now in its building .  There are […]
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All the gear and no idea: getting to grips with the digital workplace

03 July 2023
“Work from anywhere.” Airbnb’s stance on remote working is largely seen as progressive in the face of industry stalwarts like JP Morgan battling to get people back in the office.  But as good as this flexibility sounds, we need to ask ourselves – is our digital workplace really fit for purpose? Or do we just […]

Common Challenges of Having a Remote Workforce

29 November 2018
GUEST POST FROM KEVIN CONNER, FOUNDER OF DIGITAL EXITS. Please see profile below. Remote work is growing, and for good reason. For business owners, a remote workforce is much more affordable. It reduces the need for office space, supplies and equipment, and it can sometimes result in higher engagement and productivity. And for employees, remote […]

Frankenstein and the Future of Work

27 September 2018
LIFE IMITATING ART At a breakfast briefing put on by Gti recently, Dr Paul Redmond drew on an interesting comparison between Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the future of AI in the workplace. In Shelley’s Frankenstein, her creation starts to question its master. Will this be the same when AI starts to become commonplace in the […]

Loyalty, turnover and the pull of the gig economy

17 September 2018
It’s a two-way street when thinking about getting the most out of your work force and especially your millennials according to a 2018 survey report from Deloitte. In order to entice and retain talent, companies need to understand what is important to this cohort, and what they are not willing to sacrifice or negotiate on. […]

Oh for tech’s sake!

28 August 2018
It’s sometimes hard not to get caught up in all the exciting new tech out there, but as internal communicators we need to be wary of tech saturation when using it as a medium of communication.   It is important to think about the culture in your workplace, and how people like to communicate. Are […]

Virtual Reality and the employee

26 October 2017
This week, we’ve been in Malta.  Flying a drone.  Well, we weren’t flying it.  We had two of the best from Germany flying an amazing rig.  Insured to over £120,000, we’d never have known drones were worth so much, unless we had to sign the insurance papers! We were there helping to create a 360 VR […]

Cindy and the Bots – AI for the employee

19 October 2017
Artificial Intelligence promises to makes thousands, if not millions, of people redundant.  We will be talking to, learning from and possibly even falling in love with bots.  (Yes, I said bots not butts.) In the world of AI (or as Jeremy … from IBM said, it’s more like IA – Information Assistants – at the […]

Unleashing digital internal comms: lessons from Amsterdam

25 May 2017
23rd May 2017.  Amsterdam.  50+ communications professionals.  All focused on Unleashing Digital Internal Comms.  Henry was the Chair.  There were a range of great speakers from Denmark, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Czech Republic and the UK.  Here are our key takeaways. Transforming what? Any organisation trying to become more digital is in the process of […]

Enterprise Social Networks and changing behaviour.

20 December 2016
Enterprise Social Networks have been around for longer than we may think.  JIVE was established in 2001; Yammer in 2008; and when you consider Facebook was only established in 2004, you have to wonder why ESNs haven’t become the indispensable tool that many thought they would be.  Perhaps with the launch of Workplace by Facebook, […]
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