Listen to episode seven of my IC podcast

Welcome to episode seven of FIR presents All Things IC with Rachel Miller. On the last Tuesday of each month I publish a podcast focusing on internal communication as part of the For Immediate Release (FIR) podcast network. Based on feedback from IC pros, I record 20-30 minutes of content each month. You can find a […]

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Why failure is a good thing

On Saturday I joined 100 people who are interested in how companies work, for the first #responsiveorg unconference in London. There are many people around the world who are working to help organisations move away from an industrial command-and-control model, to one that can react the fastest to new information and become more responsive. At […]

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Is Microsoft serious about going social with Yammer?

Every week I’m contacted by professional communicators who are looking into using enterprise social networks in their organisation. Many are just starting out on their journey, while others are a fair way down the line and after some advice and guidance. One of the most popular articles on my blog is Who is using what […]

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Everything that is not shared is lost

The fourth SMiLE London – conference on Social Media in the Large Enterprise by simply-communicate (@simplycomm) – was held on March 17th. More than 200 delegates gathered at the prestigious St Paul’s Etc venues to hear some of the best ESNs stories. More than 2,000 tweets were shared on Twitter.

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ABB employees have 50,000 reasons to discover Yammer

If two is company and three is a crowd, 50,000 is one pretty large community. As of today, ABB employes now have 50,000 reasons to be on Yammer – and counting, fast. ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, the company employs 150,000 people and operates in approximately […]

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Cooking up a social business treat

Grundfos is the world’s largest pump manufacturer, it has more than 18,000 employees globally and has embarked on something new. In 2013, the company launched Global Working Culture & Social Business with the goal of “accelerating a new culture of empowerment, networked collaboration, and innovation.” One of its first major projects was to consolidate the launch […]

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Why invest in an enterprise social network?

IC pros – are you ready for your moment of glory? Virpi Oinonen @voinonen (pictured) writes for my blog to guide us through investing in an enterprise social network and the role of internal communicators – which she describes as being “a moment of glory.” She’s the author of  a brand new practical guide book Internal social networks the […]

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How internal comms pros use social media – the results

Eighty five per cent of internal communication professionals say they are expected to have a ‘good understanding’ of social media and 89% think their professional use of social media will increase, according to research I’m publishing today. Last year I had four theories about how IC pros use social media: • Internal social networks often ‘just […]

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How do IC pros use social media?

Today I’m launching the 2013 version of my ‘How internal comms pros use social media’ survey. Thank you to everyone who took part in answering the questions last year. Based on feedback I’ve decided to repeat it to track trends and also use the opportunity to ask for your views about my blog and what […]

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Research reveals collaboration is king

Collaboration is the most popular term to describe social media inside organisations, knowledge sharing is the main reason for introducing it and 70% of comms pros say their companies have welcomed, not blocked, internal social media. These findings form part of the results of a joint piece of research between simply-communicate and I. In this article […]

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It’s Yammer time…

Do you have or are you thinking of introducing Yammer into your organisation? Do you know how to use it, how do other people use Yammer for internal communication and are there any tips and best practice around? Queries about using Yammer as an option for an enterprise social network is one of the most […]

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A student’s view on using social media for IC

Could social media be an effective tool for the development of 21st Century internal communication (IC) strategies? I am contacted every week by students at all levels who are undertaking research and reading and are on the hunt for case studies, resources and opinions to help shape their thinking and approach. If you have reached […]

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