Retro post: how to understand culture through tea

browningyork Communication lessons, General communication, Organisational culture, Retro post

Since I work with a lot of different organisations, I get to work with many teams and in a variety of environments – the best way to understand their culture is to suss out the tea and coffee making facilities. Back in 2014 I wrote a blog about the things I’d learnt from the humble workplace cuppa…. I’ve just started …

Retro post: What’s on your to do list?

browningyork General communication, Planning, Retro post

This summer I’m going retro. I don’t mean with my choice of beach wear, but with the blog posts that I share. Each week during August I am going to re-publish something that I’ve written in a previous summer. Today I share with you something which I wrote way back in 2011 – it’s hard to believe this was so …

Who needs internal comms?

browningyork Charity, General communication, University, Voluntary sector

I love my job. I believe wholeheartedly in the difference that effective communication makes to organisations, how it solves problems and supports achievement of plans and goals. As a result, I’m always willing to talk to others about what I do, whether at networking meetings, co-working offices or even at the pub with friends. (Oh yes, I’m a hoot at …

Guest post: How to improve communication with SEO

browningyork Communication lessons, Engagement, Guest post

In this month’s guest post, we learn from digital marketer Emily Weston about how to use SEO to communicate more effectively about your organisation. How to optimise your website for Google when you know nothing about SEO Search engine optimisation (SEO) is not as complicated as big digital marketing agencies like you to believe. It’s simply: things you can do …

How to avoid hidden messages and misunderstandings

browningyork Change, Communication audiences, Communication lessons, General communication, Planning

Hidden messages can pop up anywhere. I once had to explain to a client that if she chose only to publish details of what external stakeholders thought of her project and not the views of her staff, she would be sending out the message that her employees’ opinions weren’t important. Similarly, if she published only glowing reports from employees, when …