Why should internal communications get a seat at top table?

07 April 2021
After the global crisis of 2020, internal communications (IC) has a more visible role than ever with organisations and leaders. We are being asked to deliver more with less – money, time and people. But does IC operate as the “internal post office”, or could be we being more strategic? Are we focusing on outputs […]
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The power of recognition and reward

24 March 2021
Recognising and rewarding employee’s efforts are an absolutely essential part of creating a great workplace culture. Research shows that not only does an effective recognition and reward programme make your employees happier, but it also gets them more engaged in their work. Change communications expert Wendy Moir explains how recognition and reward communications is done. How does recognition benefit […]

Is there still a place for employee magazines?

01 November 2020
Henry Davies argues it could be time to junk the office magazine once and for all. Internal communications has moved on from the days of the memo (piece of paper in a big brown envelope with lots of names on it, some ticked off). They looked like this: But the company magazine for employees is […]

Back to the office communications

08 June 2020
Many of us are starting to think about a return to office working as lockdown eases. The Government has published Working Safely During Coronavirus (Covid-19) but it still leaves many questions unanswered. Do I have to wear a face mask? Do I have to return to the office if I don’t want to? How can I […]

Four ways to engage employees after lockdown

08 June 2020
The past nine weeks of lockdown have seen huge demands placed on line managers by their leaders and teams.  Line managers must now lead their teams through a smooth transition back to the office as lockdown is eased, while maintaining employee engagement and their own wellbeing. So line managers are hugely influential when it comes to […]

Seven things we learnt at Simply-IC Live

26 May 2020
We joined hundreds of communications professionals at the Simply-IC Live organised by Simply Communicate for a packed afternoon of talks, discussion and insights. Here’s what we learnt. Don’t mess with Sir Martin Sorrell. Don’t mess with the godfather of the marketing world, especially if you work in internal communications. He was unequivocal about internal communicators […]

Unlock change communications in six steps

15 May 2020
Many change programmes are stuck right now due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. But a well known statistic claims an estimated 70% of change programmes fail anyway, whether there is a global pandemic underway or not. The main reasons change programmes fail are: Poor communication (62%) Insufficient leadership and support (54%) Organisational politics (50%) Lack […]

Successful change management is agile and Agile

15 May 2020
One of the burning question on the minds of those of us involved in change programmes at present is “will change management change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and if so, how?” Change management itself must adapt in the current environment where greater uncertainty, fewer resources and increased velocity of change is the norm. Organisations […]

Discover the power of purpose

06 May 2020
Company worth has been traditionally been measured through its financial results. But the COVID-19 pandemic is driving businesses to re-evaluate their company purpose. Now businesses are being forced to rethink their role in society and how to create value for all beyond the bottom line. The definition of company purpose is “A company’s philosophical heartbeat […]

Putting your company values to work

06 May 2020
The COVID-19 crisis is causing many people to evaluate our personal values as a way to provide stability during a time of uncertainty. It’s no different for businesses. Crises often expose the stress fractures in an organisation and those without strong core values will suffer. But rather than being a threat, a crisis can be […]
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