Your perception is your reality

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One day some time ago when my daughter was much younger, we were discussing colours on the school run – to be more precise, we were discussing the colours of the autumn leaves that we kicked through on our way to the playground. Soggy weather had really highlighted the bright colours of the leaves and I commented that I liked …

5 thoughts for person-centred communication

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I have attended some fantastic events this week. Yesterday I chaired an internal communications panel for the CIPR Not-for-profit group, where questions covered a wide range of topics, from using core purpose to motivate people during lockdown to the importance of ongoing discussions about structural racism. Today I attended one of Dawn Newton’s Charity Meetups, where we again discussed motivation …

20 questions to sort the basics for your internal comms

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Internal communicators have a big role to play as our organisations start to find a way forward. We’ll be looking at a whole range of situations and emotions. For some employees, returning to some form of in-person contact will be a joy. For others, there will be fear and uncertainty about what the ‘new normal’ will look and how it …

Guest post: How to check in with your employees when working from home

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Now more than ever your internal communications need to connect with the day-to-day experiences and feelings of your people. This month’s guest, Teresa Gandy, shares her thoughts on why – and how – you should check in with your employees on a regular basis in order to make sure that you understand and support them through this difficult time. Remember, …

Beware content overwhelm

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I would guess that I am not alone in finding that my brain has struggled with all the information and advice available currently, on all sorts of topics. After fighting the overwhelm for a while and telling myself that I needed to just get on with it, I realised that actually I need to be kinder to myself. To just …