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March 24, 2020

Very few organisations have a perfect communications setup, and a crisis will expose any fissures so that they can appear as gaping canyons. But these are problems to address at a later date, the focus right now is doing what you can with what you have, and going back to basics to make your comms a...

September 28, 2018

How do we build trust in ourselves as a function? After all, no IC team wants to perceived as a corporate spin machine or clueless to what is happening in the majority of the organisation. Much of what IC can do to build trust for others applies equally to ourselves, but I believe there are five spe...

September 14, 2018

The inspiration behind this series of blogs, the Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) London Region’s Trust or Dare event took place at the Grange White Hall hotel in London last night. It was a fantastic evening of engaging presentations, interesting discussion and friendly networking, as ev...

September 7, 2018

We all know that leaders are critical for building a culture of trust in an organisation and therefore many of the key principles for creating trusted organisations apply to leaders also, albeit at a far more personal level. A lack of trust in leadership can be a huge barrier to many of the things t...

August 9, 2018

Trust in an organisation is initially built through its brand and perceived reputation, which is then validated, or not, through a person’s actual experience as they begin to interact with that organisation. The gap between perception and experience affects where the level of trust is established. O...

June 22, 2018

It’s a familiar tale. An internal communications programme is initiated to support a change within the organisation. The challenge is discussed and objectives agreed, research is carried out, a plan is put together, activity begins and all looks to be going well. Fast forward six months and the prog...

June 11, 2018

nternal communications and change are natural bedfellows. After all, the majority of IC is focused around change of some kind. Lately, however, there has been some blurring of the lines, particularly in the development of change roles, so it is important to understand why they should still be two di...

May 25, 2018

The nature of what internal communications looks like is changing, so how can you ensure that you define your IC roles to attract the right IC expert for your needs?

May 18, 2018

Last week I attended the sell-out Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) Live Conference at the lovely Hyatt Regency in Birmingham.  This annual conference, which brings together both in-house and agency internal communications professionals, is the IoIC’s flagship event and this year the theme...

May 3, 2018

Employee experience is the current hot topic but is it anything more than a new buzzword? An employee's experience in the workplace seems to have been a consideration of employee attraction and engagement strategies for at least the last decade. But was this really the case or is it something we...

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