Why your organisation needs to talk about culture

“Your company’s culture is something you’re willing to hurt for on a bad day.” This powerful statement was just one that got my brain buzzing yesterday when I spent the day surrounded by fellow culturevists. We’re a network of people interested in how organisations work, and the role culture plays to enable employees and their companies […]

Calling for internal communication Excellence entries

The CIPR is calling for entries for this year’s CIPR Excellence Awards – public relations’ most credible celebration of creativity and professionalism. Entries are welcomed online from entrants across the UK and overseas until 6pm (GMT) Tuesday 23 February 2016 (add to your calendar), with late entries accepted until 6pm (GMT) Tuesday 1 March 2016 […]

10 tips for IC pros to build trust in your leaders

How can you build trust in your leadership team? Is it your role or theirs to do so? That’s a whole other blog post… Today I’ve got 10 tips to share with you thanks to a guest post written by Nick Terry, MD at Top Banana. They are leadership driven events specialists here in the […]

Align, drive or engage – can all three come together?

Everything I am reading about what 2016 will bring to internal communications is about employee engagement. And at a time when I’m putting pen to paper on my own communications strategy it got me thinking about what it does in my organisation – and I’m not sure employee engagement is on the list. Writing that […]

Congratulations! The #insidestory awards 2016 shortlist

We are really excited to announce the shortlist for the #insidestory awards 2016. Congratulations to everyone who entered this year’s insidestory awards, the standards were excellent making judging even harder. So here’s the shortlist for the #insidestory awards 2016: Best employee engagement (Small / SME, Medium, Large, Extra Large) Best change communication Anchor Imperial Tobacco […]

Do you have the right skills to do your job?

Is the future of communication in the hands of generalists or specialists? Is it ok to specialise and have one area of expertise, such as internal comms, or do we need to equip our communication teams to work across the whole spectrum? Tonight I was part of a panel discussing the future of communication chaired […]

Simple change communications surveying

Change communicators need data and to be adept at gathering it.  Below we look at some of the reasons for gathering it and make some suggestions about the questions you need to ask and talk about some additional resources a communicator should know about. Most of the work internal communicators do is about change whether […]

Remote workers – top three tips on breaking that barrier!

Advita Patel, one of our committee members, is Internal communication lead at Manchester Airports Group. Here she shares her experience on reaching out to remote workers. I’ve been to many conferences where conversation always turns to how we can communicate to remote workers. However, I often ask myself if our remote workers are actually that […]

Ideas to help you roll out and use Yammer

Are you preparing to launch, relaunch or refresh Yammer inside your organisation? How are you finding the world of enterprise social networks? If you would like a helping hand, you’re in luck because Microsoft has just published a wealth of information. The guides are excellent and cover all sorts, from an Admin guide to use case catalogue, training […]

What’s the point of organisational purpose?

Consumers and citizens respond to emotional stimuli aligned to their own goals in their life. Smart organisations are confident and root their communication in their organisational purpose. They understand their publics because they listen and create content that resonates, is appropriate and easy to appreciate. Does this ring true for you? This is just one […]