Do read my guest post on Rachel Miller’s blog – Dairy of an Internal Communicator and share your thoughts. Interested to hear what you think. Rachel Miller is a UK based Internal Communication and Social Media strategist and the author of Share This. She tweets at @AllthingsIC.
There were a couple of interesting comments to my last post – ‘let us do a campaign to energize our staff’. Anindita points to keeping the audience front and center of the campaign while Collin believes that a campaign can’t solve this issue although tweaking the approach might work. Thank you for taking time to […]
We have often heard that the culture of an organization is shaped by how managers create an environment of trust and respect. Apart from the artifacts, espoused values and assumptions at the workplace the role of communication is often undervalued. I am inviting your to reflect on the following conversation (this is a real episode) […]
Internal communicators may be involved directly or indirectly in organizing and communicating internal leadership forums that connect and energize the community. It is a crucial activity since a lot hinges on how well the leadership team converge ideas, coalesces as a group and moves the company agenda forward. These forums are coined different names at […]
Tanmay, the Internal Communicator is facing a dilemma. Anita, the IT Division Head invited him for a discussion to build visibility for her team with a newsletter and it stumped him. If he agreed to her request it would trigger similar requests from other internal teams. If he disregarded the request he will be perceived […]
A participant at the recently concluded internal communications workshop I ran in Bangalore, India highlighted a common concern that professionals in the industry face but rarely discuss. She said she felt like a ‘dakiya’ – (Hindi for postman) at her workplace. This conversation became a passionate discussion among many in the room and I realized […]
Yesterday, July 19, 2011 I had the pleasure of interacting and sharing perspectives on internal communication and social media trends and opportunities with about 100 students and communication professionals from leading organizations in Bangalore. Organized by COMMITs (a Bangalore based institute for journalism and mass communication) and COMMIT (Communicators in IT, a group of communication […]
It isn’t easy these days being a leader. With trust, confidence levels and credibility dropping rapidly among employees leaders face an uphill task to rally staff, convey messages and move forward on the organization’s goals. Trust in Leaders is Eroding The usual grouse is that leaders don’t show up, are not putting value on communication, […]