Communication is the key to success in any relationship, and business relationships are by no means different. However, communicating effectively in the workplace is not always easy. This is true for both small enterprises and large corporations alike.
Diana Oakes’ passion for words has led her to a career she loves in internal comms, and receiving a Fellowship has been the professional highlight. Here, the communications & engagement lead at Lloyds Banking Group shares the valuable lessons she’s learnt through her career and the advice she has for those just starting out.
It's day two of the Festival, here amid the lush green fields of Papplewick, Nottingham. Yesterday's opening day was a great success, with lots of insightful discussion, guidance and ideas around artificial intelligence, gamification, agile thinking, writing from the heart and more. And it concluded with a blue sky and sunset that was hard to beat. Papplewick in Nottingham really had it all yesterday.
Here we are, back at the stunning Goosedale in Nottingham, for our second IoIC Festival. It's our own Glastonbury with legends of IC performing across all our zones – presenting, facilitating discussion, networking and bringing out great ideas, messages and solutions.
From the first time I contacted the IoIC about their Masters programme, I felt like I'd found my tribe! Although I'd been away from formal education for 20+ years, I was made feel welcome and included.
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 lessons he’s learnt over the course of his career, and gives us an insight into his time serving on the IoIC Board.
The launch of the first-ever historical study of internal comms from its origins in the 1880s to the present day will further legitimise IC's valuable contribution to shaping organisational practice. IoIC president Suzanne Peck outlines why IoIC is proud to be a key partner and why our past is also key to informing our future.
In the latest instalment of FutureNet presents, we welcomed Chris Crofts for 'Level-up your I.D.E.A skills (Insights, Data, Evaluation, and Analysis)'. Chris has over 20 years of experience in communications and has led IC teams at HSBC, Aviva, and Diageo, and currently works as a strategic influencing and measurement consultant.
Experiencing doubt and low confidence about our abilities and skills as IC professionals feels on the rise, says IoIC President Suzanne Peck. Why does imposter syndrome seem to be so prevalent at a time when we're needed as confident communicators?