4 steps to reducing silo-working

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Duplication. Inefficiency. Higher costs. Missed opportunities – for the organisation and for individuals. Bad feeling. Internal politics. Reputation issues. Loss of funding. If any of these problems sound familiar, your organisation may be suffering from silo-working patterns. There are a number of factors that can lead to this situation – such as conflicting priorities or leadership style – but, as …

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, …

One size does not fit all

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Imagine you work for a charity that is developing an ambitious new strategy. You have decided that you can deliver a more secure future for thousands of young people by campaigning for systemic change, not just offering frontline services. This is exciting news for your organisation. You have been involved in the development of this new approach, as have selected …

Guest post: How communication can empower us through change

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I’m delighted to welcome charity leadership and change specialist, Caroline Doran, as my first guest of 2020. It is a cliche but true that the only thing we can be certain of these days is change. Here, Caroline talks about how getting communication right at times of change can be hugely empowering for all concerned. Hands up who’s been through …

How to write a comms strategy quickly

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I often work with clients who tell me they really want to work from a comms strategy but they don’t have time to write it. Because I am not (usually) involved in the day-to-day delivery of communications at their organisation, I have the time and space to do the strategic thinking. I can take a step back and look at …