6 tips for communicating in uncertain times

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In these times of uncertainty, it can be tricky to know how to play it with your communications. On the one hand, you don’t want to cause worry by seeming like you don’t really know what’s going on. On the other hand, taking a firm position on something that could change again at any minute might lead you to make …

Internal communication – is it a magic answer?

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The last few months have given internal communicators many opportunities to demonstrate the importance of the work that they do. They have supported their organisations to rapidly change the way they work and to connect with employees in unimaginable circumstances. This is a good thing for our profession. However… It’s an interesting point that once a leader or manager ‘sees …

Tips for communication that motivates in difficult times

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As lockdown continues and organisations think about how to operate in these challenging times and into the uncertain future, a central challenge for communicators is how to keep their people moving forward together. I’ve pulled together some tips for keeping your communications motivational, genuine and human during this time. If you would like to talk through any of these tips …

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 …

How about some collaboration round here?

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The unprecedented times that we are all facing right now undoubtedly have many dark, frightening aspects. But I have also noticed that there are some signs of hope for our uncertain future – communities coming together, creativity flourishing, a sense of taking actions for the greater good. Something that gives me hope is the examples of collaboration between organisations, especially …