Psychology of sharing: Why do people share online?
If I look at my language use online over the past 12 months, there is one word that leaps out as increasing in popularity - sharing. I use the words sharing/shared/share constantly throughout my blog and the social networks I interact with. Today I thought I'd highlight a study that was released [...]
Focus on: Internal communication and employee engagement
What are the connections between internal communication and employee engagement? Do they go hand-in-hand and what resources are around to help you think through what's right for your organisation? Yesterday I had the pleasure of hearing Kevin Ruck @AcademyKev of PR Academy speaking on this topic [...]
Comms pros set sail on The Boat
Every year hundreds of comms pros set sail on The Aurora ship for the Communication Directors' Forum for a few days to network, hear from guest speakers and fill up their contacts book with new suppliers. This year was no exception. It's a full on and packed agenda. I went on 'The Boat' as it's [...]
How to counter event fatigue
At this time of year many internal communication professionals are up to their ears in annual conference planning. How do you counter event fatigue? In the latest in my series of guest articles, I'm proud to introduce Oli Howard. He is Acting Director of Communications and Marketing at UK Disabi[...]
Internal comms pros set for a sociable week
Tomorrow is the start of Social Media Week and I'm delighted to be involved with a number of events involving internal communication professionals. Monday 23 September is Social Media Inside the Large Enterprise (SMILE) by simply-communicate @simplycomm. Now in its third year, SMILE is the large[...]
What do you call internal social media?
What do you call internal social media in your company? Do you use the word ‘social’ or something else instead? Why? What are you aiming to achieve, do you have a policy in place and is your social strategy aligned with your business one? All of these questions form part of some internal com[...]
The big yak is nearly here
My postman has been delivering gorilla hands, chalkboards and some secret surprises over the past few weeks as we are now just days away from the big yak. Alongside my fellow The IC Crowd co-founders Dana Leeson and Jenni Wheller, we've been plotting and planning a free unconference for internal [...]
Inspiring intranets are go!
What does your intranet look like? Are you proud of it or frustrated by the content? Where can you get some fresh ideas and insight and be rewarded for your efforts?Today I'm delighted to welcome Steve Bynghall @bynghall, who has written a guest article for my blog on all things intranet related. [...]
Communication secrets of a hostage negotiator
The art of negotiating and influencing is a key skill for internal communication professionals, who use everything at their disposal to do it. Where do you get your inspiration, training and support to develop yourself professionally? I know from feedback that readers find my resources page and b[...]