Category Archives: Employee Engagement

Is your job still offering you learning opportunities?

I’ve really enjoyed Michael Robinson’s recent series on BBC Radio 4 in which he’s been exploring the trends and challenges of the UK’s work environment – The New Workplace. In the last of the series he invited spokespersons representing different aspects … 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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I can’t get no satisfaction*

I recently happened upon a repeat of a programme called The Next Greatest Generation?  broadcast by the BBC in 2013. It was part of the TED Radio Hour, a series originally on America’s NPR, which explores some of the fascinating … 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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‘Tell me’ versus ‘show me’ – overcoming the limitations of the spoken word.

Sally Magnusson’s book Where Memories Go is the story of her mother’s fight to retain her grip on her articulate self. Mamie Baird Magnusson was regarded as one of the finest journalists of her generation. Her daughter’s book combines an … Continue reading

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Four things internal comms and marketing comms can learn from each other

In my previous post The Yin and Yang of Corporate Messaging, I referenced Shel Holtz’s article that listed 11 good reasons to keep employee communications as a distinct function, separate from external communication functions.  In this follow-on post, I highlight … Continue reading

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Everyone’s talking digital transformation, but what does that really mean?

There are those who find the digital revolution-in-the-making the most exciting opportunity to shake the world of commerce since the invention of the internet. There are others who find it scary, overwhelming and/or mystifying. And (many?) others who find it … Continue reading

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