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 …

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 …

3 vital elements for team communication

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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

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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. …