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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 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.

Voice Magazine - July 2020
In this issue of Voice, we look at trust in an environment of fake news, inaccurate information and unreliable leadership. How can we provide messages that employees will trust? We examine the challenging issue of workplace bullying, as our contributors share their honest experiences and advise on how IC can help stamp this out. It would be remiss not to talk about how Covid-19 has changed our landscape, and we include a fantastic case study from Pearson on how it kept
colleagues connected at a time of crisis. We were thrilled to interview Defra’s Anthony Kluth. He talks about his career responding to crises and supporting public need, and how Defra’s IC team managed during the Covid-19 outbreak
Voice Magazine - April 2020
AS THE FUTURE creates continued change for organisations and their people, the perceived need and value of internal communication is increasing with senior leaders. The recent State of the Sector survey by Gatehouse shows that 70 per cent of senior leaders agree with internal comms professionals about their role and purpose, increasing from 53 per cent five years ago. We need to capitalise on this by improving our business acumen and stakeholder relationships, and using evidence to demonstrate our impact. We have refreshed the IoIC Profession Map and these are some of the key changes following a nine-month consultative process with IC professionals of all levels. CEOs need our skills to help them build effective relationships with their people to create successful and resilient organisations.

In this issue of Voice, we look at how to welcome a new CEO, what they need from IC and how the process will benefit people. We explore how to embed flexible working across an organisation fairly through
effective communication. And, as the plethora of technology expands, we hear from practitioners about some of the tech they use and how it works for them. We are delighted that Tata Steel’s Tim Rutter, winner of the IoIC #WeMatterAtWork Award, gave us an insight into the steel industry and the role it plays in the community.
Voice Magazine - January 2020
EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL worlds continue to blur, and it is becoming increasingly vital for internal communicators to align with our external friends. For organisations to build trust and positive reputation, we need to ensure consistency in our messages and experiences. We must work across functions to make sure what we say externally is what is seen and lived internally. In this issue of Voice, we explore the internal and external convergence, how to deliver effective crisis communication and manage the impact of external events on our people, and the importance of taking action around climate change – and talking about these efforts. Our people are also our customers and advocates – and are in the front line when things go wrong. For a joined-up experience, it is essential to pull together to deliver seamless communication. We’re delighted to be joined by Selfridges’ Scott Lynch, who reflects on the need to immerse ourselves in our business in order to join the dots and enable our people to live and feel our values and purpose. In our greatest communicators column, we hear about Anne Sullivan’s inspirational story. Anne was also the winner of our greatest communicators debate at this year’s Voice Live. And we debut a new column, Wit’s End, where our columnist casts a humorous eye over the evolution of comms.
Voice Magazine - October 2019
EMPLOYEE VOICE has been cited, by Nita Clarke and David MacLeod, as one of the four enablers of engagement, and an area where good internal communication practice can have the greatest impact. But why is employee voice so important? An organisation’s people hold important information and knowledge that invariably enables it to succeed. Alongside this, unlocking the power of employee voice allows us to create connections and meaningful relationships that make people feel they are part of something – not just a consequence of someone else’s decisions.  In this issue of Voice, we explore the power of listening: how it drives innovation and how, by better understanding the increasingly noisy communication landscape, we can create more meaningful interactions and connections. We also explore the future of IC and the trends that will fundamentally change why and how we work, highlighting the need for organisations to shift from a command and control culture if they are to succeed in a changing, competitive and consumer-led landscape.
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