Compassion and kindness are incredibly powerful in our personal lives. The ability to forgive, provide comfort and nurture ourselves and each other is priceless. Whenever I’m communicating change, I look for opportunities to inject compassion into my work. Whether that’s coaching a leader to be empathetic through their words and actions, to reminding clients that […]Read more >
Tonight’s update from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “We have been working to establish new guidance for employers to make workplaces COVID-secure.” He also talked about COVID-secure standards. Below I’ve pasted some of the transcript from the broadcast. You’ll also find a list of questions I’ve written to put you on the front foot for the […]Read more >
My social media feeds are full of discussions today about the UK Government’s latest COVID-19 messaging. The original was: Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives. Design iterations aside, the messaging has remained constant throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to date. It has seeped into society so much that when recording a video message to […]Read more >
How do you put employees first in a crisis? How does your organisation prioritise its people? If you want to learn about crisis comms, check your thinking and plan for the future, I urge you to have Amanda Coleman’s brand new book Crisis Communication Strategies to hand. I had the pleasure of reading a preview copy at […]Read more >
I have a really special guest post to share with you today. I think it’s the best thing I’ve read all year. It’s a tale of hope, kindness, values and looking ahead with a positive mindset. It’s the tonic I needed to read and I can’t wait for you to experience it too. Thank you […]Read more >
Hi all, as part of my ongoing efforts to support Comms practitioners around the globe, particularly as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve launched a brand new Ask Me Anything video series. Thank you to everyone who submitted questions for me to answer, I’ve recorded the first video today to answer your questions. Topics include […]Read more >
Have you had a chance to pause and reflect on the past few months yet? I can guess your answer. If you haven’t, I encourage you to grab a cuppa and delve into the diary of Nicola Rowland, HR Manager at Energy UK. She’s kindly written for the All Things IC blog to share her […]Read more >
Are you using video now more than ever before? I know that’s the case for many organisations as we live with COVID-19 and adjust our channels accordingly. In a recent survey from the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC), 92% of Comms practitioners using video or conference call to communicate the impact of COVID-19, rated it […]Read more >
I left my house for the first time in three weeks today to get some groceries for my family. I sent a text to my mum-in-law shortly afterwards and wrote: “The world has certainly changed, but at the same time, it’s strangely familiar.” It looked like the road I know so well here in West […]Read more >
Whether your employees are usually based all in one building or spread out across the country, we’re all having to communicate in different ways right now. How can you best communicate with employees who are working remotely at this time? What if the majority are providing front-line services as key workers? I caught up with […]Read more >
How are you connecting your employees during this time of COVID-19? I ran a poll on Twitter asking what you would like me to write about on my All Things IC blog and you said connecting your people. I’m going to explore that topic here, share examples with you and provide a dose of reality. […]Read more >
Hi everyone, as the weekend approaches, I’ve taken a few moments to pause and reflect. I’ve just recorded a short video and would love you to tell me what you need from All Things IC to support you, particularly as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. What do you need to read more about? You’re […]Read more >
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