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Team Building Skills: How to Build and Maintain Team Spirit During a National Pandemic

It's interesting that they are many leaders and business owners who still think that keeping up their team's morale is little more than a hobby. But if you lead any group of employees in an organization, you should know that maintaining their confidence and team spirit is a non-negotiable responsibility. Having these relevant team-building skills i...
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Using Communication to Create a Culture of Growth

COVID-19 has completely rewritten the script of daily life both in the short- and long-term. In the present, companies must discover how to successfully conduct business throughout the rest of 2020. However, they must balance dealing with these immediate pressures with addressing long-term uncertainty as well. One of the areas where both current pr...
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Video provides an opportunity to show employees how the workplace is been prepared for their return

The return to the workplace may be a strange and concerning one for many employees. As internal comms leaders, you have a responsibility to prepare people for the return in a way that not only reassures them, but also empowers them to take control of their own care in the workplace. Organisations need to provide confidence that premises aren't just...
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Day-to-day work life and experience of the pandemic

The Beginning It is fair to say the role of IC has had to adapt rapidly to the unfolding events of the last six months; a situation that has shaken the core of every business up and down the country. Put simply, the world has changed and so has the landscape of business. The need of good internal communication has never been so critical in the work...
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People managers need the right communication skills to bring colleagues together

Overnight, businesses across the UK had to send their workforces home when the government enforced lockdown. The past five months have brought highs and lows, challenges and learnings – but this period will likely change the way many of us work forever. One thing that we have all missed is human contact – interactions with colleagues, friends, exte...
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Internal communicators must make the transition to a ‘future normal’

After months of experimenting with the "work-from-home" approach, our attention now turns to how we will thrive in the post pandemic workplace or, as I call it, "the future normal". This phase presents an opportunity for internal communicators to rethink the employee experience in ways that respect individual differences – home lives, skills and ca...
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Returning To Workplaces After Lockdown: The New Zealand Experience

New Zealand is the envy of the world having near-eradicated Covid-19. Our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has received worldwide praise on her 'go hard, go early' policy and distinctive communication skills. Consistent language such as 'our team of five million, and 'be strong, be kind and unite' has undoubtedly won the hearts and minds of her fell...
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  • 28th June 2022
    Head of membership at CIPD and former IoIC board member Oli Howard has recently joined our impressive list of internal communicators who have received Fellowships. Here, he shares some valuable...
  • 21st June 2022
    Our latest IoIC Fellow Joanna Parsons, head of internal communications & culture with teamwork, discusses overcoming a case of imposter syndrome, being a “silo surfer” and the impact...
  • 14th June 2022
    After over 20 years of working in internal comms, Jo Bland, head of strategic engagement and internal communications at NHS Digital, has received a Fellowship in the profession. She tells us why...
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