How about some collaboration round here?

browningyork Charity, Collaboration, Communication audiences, Communication lessons, General communication, Voluntary sector

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 …

3 vital elements for team communication

browningyork Communication lessons, General communication, Organisational culture

I first wrote and scheduled this blog piece a while ago. It seems to me that in these unprecedented times of ‘social distancing’ and increased home working, effective communication for teams is more important than ever. We need to support each other and communicating well is part of that. If you are planning how your team is going to stay …

Great communications from 2019

browningyork Browning York News, General communication, Guest post

Once again I decided to finish the year on my blog by asking some lovely people about the communications that meant something to them during the last 12 months. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, there is a political feel to several of the choices. There are also representations of how we can all do something for others and develop ourselves to do better. …

Internal communication – is it a magic answer?

browningyork Communication lessons, Engagement, General communication

It’s an interesting point that in so many cases once a manager ‘sees the light’ and realises that communicating with internal stakeholders is central to the success of their work, they seem to think that’s enough. They believe they have found the magic answer they were looking for. “We’ve ticked the internal communications box, job’s done.” Well, no, not quite…. …

Do you have a communication culture?

browningyork Communication channels, Communication lessons, General communication, Organisational culture

Being an independent communications specialist with my own limited company, I wear many hats, often several at the same time. I am employer, employee, communications expert, finance director, accounts clerk, marketing team, social media manager, facilities manager, business developer, tea maker… the list goes on! Personally, I enjoy the variety (most of the time) and love how much I am …