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Effective Use of Apps For Managing Remote Employees

Managing Remote Employees

Over 70% of today’s workforce no longer work at a desk. What does this mean for organizations who want to have an engaged workforce but struggle to communicate with their remote, disconnected employees? It means communicators must have a multi-channel approach to their communications for managing remote employees, and one such form of communication can

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Intranets – handbook for Intranet managers


Foreword: Brian Lamb, co-founder of Intranet Now is one of the leading and most respected voices when it comes to intranets. We approached Brian to write a short piece previewing a new book which is an anthology of modern intranets written by some of the world’s leading experts. We highly recommend this book if you

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Regifting Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs)


Regifting ESNs with a little help from Seinfeld. Every Christmas my niece and I partake in our annual tradition of buying each other useless, pointless gifts. My particular favorites, that I have received, were the framed picture of the Bebb (he rocks), closely followed by a supply of gerbil feed, which is just what a

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How to create a successful communication plan

communication plan

How to create a successful communication plan? Engage stakeholders and plan it carefully. Benjamin Franklin might never have been President of the United States but he is remembered for words as wise as any uttered by the many famous Presidents remembered for theirs. His quote that nothing can be said to be certain in this

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How to become a Strategic Advisor… We answer your questions

Strategic advisor

Newsweaver webinars are really on a roll. Interest is at an all time high and guest presenters are providing fantastic key takeaways which are practical, useful and implementable to all types of organizations. The February 2017 webinar with leadership expert Jim Shaffer on How to add measurable results and value as a strategic advisor was

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Connecting Internal Communication Strategy to Business Strategy for Big Results

Communication Strategy

Many businesses under-perform because functional department strategies such as communication strategy are misaligned with the overarching business strategy. The misalignment diffuses energy and saps productivity. It’s also avoidable. Last year I went to New Orleans to conduct a special three-hour workshop at the World Conference of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). This confirmed my

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Use your intranet properly – get a proper strategy!

Intranet Effectiveness

Email, video, enterprise social networks, town hall meetings – internal communicators have never had so many platforms at their disposal than they have today. And right up there is the intranet, still challenging email for the top spot in the armory of communications. It continues to be one of the most widely used and measured

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Unleash the power of storytelling: Build trust, win hearts and change minds

Power of Storytelling

There is nothing more engaging than a great story teller and Rob Biesenbach knows all about it, especially the invaluable role storytelling can play in the world of internal communications today. Rob is a communication professional, an actor and very much in-demand speaker, and last month we collaborated on what turned out to be  a

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Working in Internal Communications – Real Life Case Study

What are the issues facing those working in Internal Communications? What lies ahead for the future of IC? Let’s find out! We are delighted to report that last month’s first edition of Newsweaver’s Life In IC blog series, was a great success and we received a wonderful response. This week our focus is on Corporate Communications

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