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Why do we hate organizational change? Blame our brains

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Our brains are not designed to deal with the 21st century workplace. Work practices have changed massively throughout the centuries, but our brains have not. And every organization on the planet has to contend with the challenges this brings, especially towards organizational change. So says Hilary Scarlett, author of Neuroscience for Organizational Change and speaker

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Internal Communications Strategies – EMEA vs North America

Internal Communications Strategies - EMEA vs North America

Bigger budgets, more influence and better future for internal communications strategies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) versus North America (NA): global survey Significant differences in internal communications (IC) functions between Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) on one hand, and North America (NA) on the other, have been revealed in a

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Strategic Alignment Of The Internal Communication function

Strategic Alignment Of The Internal Communication function

As we near the end of 2016, we invariably focus on our successes over the past year and set out our plans for 2017. With this in mind we invited IABC Fellow and Strategic Internal Communicator Priya Bates of Inner Strength Communication to be our guest contributor to the blog this month. Priya has written about how

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How to easily measure and set KPIs for internal communications

measure and set KPIs for internal communications

Making molehills out of mountains: taking the mental block out of measurement and KPIs for internal communication Internal communicators are well aware of the importance of measuring their work. In fact, Newsweaver’s recent Inside IC survey revealed that some 95% of IC staff recognise the importance of measurement. Those figures don’t correlate, however, with the

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Strapped for cash? Survey reveals paltry IC budgets

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One-third of internal communicators have annual budgets of less than $10,000, the results of Newsweaver’s Inside IC 2016 survey have revealed. While the majority of these communicators come from companies of less than 1,000 employees, the figure is nonetheless startlingly low given the huge impact internal communications can have on a business. With huge percentages

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Inside IC Survey: Is Strategy Taking Over?

Inside IC Survey: Is Strategy Taking Over?

Newsweaver and Ragan’s 2016 Internal Communication survey included an interesting development in reporting lines. Over 20% of respondents had selected “Other” for their reporting line, second behind Corporate Communications. When we reviewed the descriptions we found that one third (7%) listed the CEO/COO (or equivalent) or Head of Strategy. Could it be that the connections between

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Inside IC Survey Results – Action and Reaction

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Roll up, roll up… the results are in! Newsweaver, together with Ragan Communications, recently completed a state-of-the-sector survey to understand what’s happening in the world of IC in 2016. The results reveal some fascinating insights so stay tuned here for our Inside IC series over the coming month. Inside IC is the definitive, bi-annual internal

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Engagement Lessons for Communicators from Pokémon Go

Engagement Lessons from Pokémon Go

What communicators can learn from Pokémon GO? It is universally recognized that employee engagement plays a key role in driving company performance. So what can we, as communicators, take from Pokémon and apply to a corporate environment? Pokémon GO has been extremely successful in engaging people all over the world (some people have been arguably

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Pokémon Go and Interactivity

Pokémon Go and Interactivity

A fusion of old and new technology Who doesn’t love new, shiny things? But the number of truly ‘new’ things in life is limited. Most ideas build upon a previous iteration. They take what has worked before and develop it through the lens of modern advances. Pokémon Go is no different. Let’s go back to

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Valuable Leadership Lessons From The Olympic Coaches

Valuable Leadership Lessons From The Olympic Coaches

How do coaches communicate with some of the world’s leading athletes? The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio are now in full swing. We have already seen some fantastic performances and as we move into the second week, we can expect to see more great scenes. While the athletes take center stage, supporting each competitor is

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