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Voice Magazine

Voice magazine is the quarterly print title exclusively for IoIC members. Voice is rich in practical, useful content for IC practitioners - in-depth features, key research and opinions from around the industry.  Voice is an essential tool for internal communicators to gain knowledge about their work and talk openly to their peers - sharing experiences and solutions to common issues. If you're not already a member, you can join the IoIC today to start receiving a range of benefits, including Voice magazine. 

You can also visit Voice Online, where you can access content from the magazine as well as exclusive online only articles.
Voice Magazine - October 2021

THE FUTURE OF WORK and, in turn, the future of internal communication can feel overwhelming as so much has changed in the past 18 months. The pandemic has seen the acceleration of trends – many of which we anticipated – and thrown a brighter spotlight on the importance of relationships and how we cultivate working environments based on human communication. For organisations to succeed in a highly challenging and competitive economic environment, outstanding communication at work is more important than ever. In this issue of Voice, we explore future trends, and in our new podcast series, The Future of Internal Communication, we look further at the changing world of work, identifying the opportunities for the IC profession.  As the lynchpin that facilitates collaboration across all levels of organisations, IC’s future impact has phenomenal possibilities. In this issue, we also look at accessible communication and we share tips for hybrid working and producing great podcasts. We are thrilled to interview Gemma Puricelli from Stagecoach, who shares her experiences of communicating with a workforce largely behind the wheel.

Voice Magazine - July 2021

TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and, in particular, suicide is extremely challenging. We \are incredibly grateful to the contributors in this issue of voice who have come forward to share their personal stories and experiences of suicide. These stories are tough to read and internal communication alone can’t take on this difficult topic, but we hope that these stories will help you to understand the part we can play to facilitate more open conversations in our organisations and help guide people affected to find the right support. Conversation is king. It’s dialogue that enables us to feel connected and gives a sense of belonging. The pandemic is shifting where we connect and, while we all get to grips with what we want our future working lives to look like, we know we want to feel listened to and involved. So, in our communities feature we explore how to create great digital spaces that enable our people to connect, collaborate and build those valuable relationships. And in this issue, youcan find out more about the IoIC’s new online community.

Voice Magazine - April 2021

As Internal Communicators,we have long known the power of tone – how we say something can be more important thanwhat we say. We have seen a shift to more human-centred communication, brought about by the events of the past year,and, as a result, a more emotional,transparent and authentic tone of voice throughout our organisations. In this issue of Voice, we explore the importance of toneand how we can adapt our communicationto influence morale and cultural change.We cover the perennial issue of line manager communications. This continues to be a big barrier to effective internal comms. As organisations shift to more remote working, line managers are crucial in shaping the communication of an organisation, and so we explore how to better support them as an intrinsic part of our internal communication activities.We also look at the challenging issue of cybersecurity, exploring the risks and tactics we can deploy to encourage our employees to be secure and help protect the assets of our organisations. We also look at the key trends coming out of this year’s State of the Sector research. In our interview, we talk with Demetri Asprou, internal communications manager for Mars Wrigley, who shares what it is like to work for one of the biggest confectionery organisations and the experience of starting a new role last summer and still having not met his colleagues face to face.

Voice Magazine - January 2021

In this issue, we examine this new changeIn this issue, we examine this new changein leaders and look at the challenges ofcommunicating bad news – not somethingwe enjoy, but, if done right, can have impacton the way we make our employees think, feel and do. We also look at the challenge ofcommunicating with offline employees. As the power of effective IC is felt by many, we have the opportunity to give this renewed focus, investment and support. We also look at employee onboarding and how we create great experiences and that sense of belonging – as first impressions really do count.  We also feature Jo Bland from NHS Digital who shares her experiences of the past few months. We know we speak for us all when we say how thankful we are to the NHS. 

Voice Magazine - October 2020

In this issue of Voice, we explore how IC must ensure organisations don’t treat diversity and inclusion as a box-ticking exercise, but instead create truly inclusive organisations for every employee. Alongside this, we must make sense of the continuous uncertainty around us, adjust and understand what employees want and what our organisations must do to survive. It will require listening, planning and experimenting and, perhaps, new physical workplaces, but the real change will take place in our cultures through world-class communication. This will be an opportunity for IC practitioners to spearhead this evolution. In Voice, we also look at internal film and animation, a medium that has seen a surge in popularity in recent months; using data-driven insight to inform our strategy; and the importance of community building. We are also thrilled that Alice Oliver from University of Derby gives us an insight into the academic world.

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  • 19th October 2021
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  • 24th September 2021
    Over 330 internal communication professionals attended the IoIC’s first in person Awards Dinner in two years, on Friday 24th September at The Brewery to celebrate the winners of...
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