Category Archives: Change

How to make a (good) decision.

I believe I am a decisive person and, having made a decision, I rarely spend time worrying about whether I’ve made the right one. Whether I make good decisions is a whole different matter. The last truly big decision I … Continue reading

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What is the optimum size for an internal comms function?

I started re-considering this question when I read a LinkedIn status update from my former CommsQuest colleague David Norton who wrote: “It is that time of year again, just had the 3rd meeting this week about Comms budgets for 2016. … Continue reading

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Understanding the challenges of “The New Workplace”

In my previous blog I talk about the problems faced by leaders in trying to motivate a multi-generational workforce with widely differing personal goals and career aspirations.  The generational differences were well illustrated in episode 1 of Radio 4’s new … Continue reading

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#FridayFun: Counting up or counting down? What that says about your personality?

This has long intrigued me. When I exercise, it’s usually at home, switching between a number of different exercise videos for variety. I’ve noticed that some of the trainers count up the repetitions, while others count down. As I huff … Continue reading

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Creating the burning platform.

Identifying the “burning platform for change” is a good place to start when developing a communication strategy to support a transformation initiative. In my time I’ve worked in many different industry sectors for diverse organisations at various stages of their … Continue reading

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The value of hiring an interim.

I was recently invited by VMA Recruitment to one of their Interim Management Advisory Panel breakfast meetings. These are great networking events and a rare opportunity for corporate communication consultants to debate topical issues. The discussion was fast flowing and … Continue reading

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Overcoming resistance to change.

In my previous blog on change readiness assessment tools (“And the first step when initiating a major change programme is….?”), I highlighted the pivotal role organisational culture plays in the adoption or rejection of a major change initiative. Having written … Continue reading

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