Category Archives: Employee Engagement

Prepare yourself. From annual to pulse surveys. An unstoppable shift.

This week I joined a webinar hosted by Questa Agency with Matt Stephens and Dominic Walters of Heartbeat Ltd  on: “Top 10 reasons to ditch the annual survey and to choose the pulsing approach”. They were certainly preaching to the … Continue reading

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The Future of Internal Comms. Is there one?

Job hunting over the last few months has given me the opportunity to rethink the role the IC professional plays within a business. A variety of inputs have spurred my thinking: IC professionals debating “The Future of IC” Before Christmas … Continue reading

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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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