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World Book Day 2021

Find out what the FutureNet squad is recommending you to read in 2021: The Books Your Name: Dominie Shelley Title: Internal Communications – A Manual for practitioners Why you recommend it: This is my go-to book. I fell into Internal Communications (and have never looked back!) and this book has brought me practical advice and confidence when I nee...
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Leadership styles and how they impact internal communications

The fact is, internal communications have technical, emotional, and philosophical benefits throughout businesses. Employees that recognise a strong culture of communication with management tend to be more satisfied. A robust, directed strategy for internal communications can adjust the workforce mindset in a way that stimulates growth. But an effec...
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How diversity and inclusion has an effect on employee engagement

Employee engagement goes way deeper than our teams turning up to work each day and getting the job done to a good standard. Did you know that high performers can hit their targets and be high-functioning team members without ever being engaged? Is engagement all about performance? Engagement measures whether our employees feel a true connection to ...
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5 ways to make your communications more inclusive

It takes more than a quick read through your diversity and inclusion policy to make sure that you and your team are living the values it outlines, and communication is an area where to you can make a real difference to how connected and involved everyone in your organisation feels. It is vital that you are not being too complacent when it comes to ...
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Reliance on Cascading to Achieve Shared Meaning

The idea behind cascading is deceptively simple: that a set of messages defined at the top of the organization can move down through the hierarchy with no loss of meaning as they reach the bottom. The underlying logic for cascading is based on the idea that everyone will do as they are told, say the same thing as the process moves forward, and natu...
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Careless language when moving from “purpose” through to “priorities”

The terms "purpose", "vision", "mission", "principles" and "priorities" all convey certain types of organizational intent. But without a shared understanding of what those words mean in practice across functions, teams and geographies, the power and that intent can easily get muddled. Part of the problem is in the architecture of business language ...
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What sabotages alignment?

This is the first in a special short series of blogs, entitled 'Communication Traps that Sabotage Alignment'    Alignment is a hot topic in the business world these days. But if alignment means "people are able to make decisions and take actions that line up with the wider organization's strategy and priorities," where does it all go bad?...
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Different Ways to Create a Communicative Remote Work Culture

Remote operations are becoming a more familiar aspect of our business landscape. While the COVID-19 pandemic may have forced many companies to unexpectedly adjust to this method, many more are discovering the economic and social benefits of working from home, period. One study even suggests that 16% of employees who have recently moved to remote pr...
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The creative era of corporate social responsibility

 Our creative industries are in desperate need of support. Thanks to lockdown restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, most entertainment venues are now closed. Nightclubs are serving food at tables in order to just stay open. Cinemas are closing their doors. Gigs and festivals aren't being booked. Panto season was cancelled ...
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Our future as a profession is bright

It has not been a year any of us planned or even saw coming but as 2020 draws to a close and I take a moment to look back at what has happened, what we have achieved, what we have learnt and the impact this has had on our professional and personal lives, it is all quite overwhelming to process.  But as I try to process, the thoughts and emotio...
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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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