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A Question of Comms: Anindita Bagchi

The latest Comms pro to sit in my hot seat is Anindita Bagchi, General Manager at Pipeline Infrastructure Limited in India.

Read on to discover Anindita’s advice for someone thinking about starting a career in this field.

Would you like to sit in my hot seat? 

Here’s the questions you need to answer for the chance to see your name here. Thank you to everyone who has submitted their answers so far.

I’ll hand you over to Anindita …

Q) What’s the best career advice you’ve been given or read?

Be humble and work hard. Success will follow you.

Q) What do you love most about working in this field?

Networking with people.

Q) What is the biggest challenge internal communicators face?

Internal Communication is not considered to be an important function in an organisation.

Q) What phrase or statistic do you repeat constantly in your work?

Write for your readers. It is imperative to understand your audience and create content accordingly.

Q) What advice would you give someone thinking about starting a career in comms?

Read, read and read. Reading opens a whole new world of opportunities for one to learn from.

Q) What does a typical day or working week look like for you? 

Each day is different and equally exciting.

Q) Name a book or podcast you think every communicator should learn from, and why you’ve chosen it.

Internal Communications: Insights, Practice and Models by Aniisu K.Verghese. It encapsulates the nuances of Internal Communication very well.

Q) What’s your top tip to make sure internal comms is inclusive?

Understand your culture, your people and their needs. Align yourself and the messaging to the business goals.

Q) Where can people find you online? 

LinkedIn.

Thank you Anindita.

First published on the All Things IC blog 2 August 2020.

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