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Do Enterprise Social Networks Over Promise and Under Deliver?

Enterprise Social Networks (ESN’s) promised to revolutionise and democratise the work place, to empower us to collaborate and communicate like never before. They said goodbye to overloaded inboxes and old school communications and assured that they would cut through the noise to make our lives easier. Have they under-delivered? Facebook’s mission: ‘to give people the …

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Intranets: ‘Abandon hope all ye who enter here’

I asked Di Burton (a leading voice who has always been ahead of the game on all things comms and particularly internal comms). Q. What is your view on Intranets? Do you think they will still be used? A. When they were first introduced, the thinking was that intranets were a ‘magic wand’ for communication. This …

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The Power of Digital Strategy and Key Trends

I found it very hard to write an Insight post this week in light of the migrant crisis, everything seems to pale into insignificance. Nevertheless I have written on Digital Strategy, the Future Workplace and Key Digital Trends. But I would first like use digital to draw your attention to how we can help our …

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10 Best Practice Tips for Video Communication

When I spoke to Di Burton last week, we discussed the importance of video in communications – ‘Images, video and mobile – there is no question of the importance those three.’ Video can be particularly useful when introducing a new product, delivering digital learning or sales excellence. Youtube is the second most popular search engine …

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An Interview with Di Burton

This week I had a fascinating discussion with Di Burton, a leading voice within communications and particularly internal communications. It is clear to me that no one is more ahead of the game in terms of understanding the behavioural science behind employee engagement and comms. I was lucky enough to interview her for my blog …

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A 'Mobile' Workforce as Smartphones Overtake Laptops

“Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular device for getting online, Ofcom research has revealed, with record ownership and use transforming the way we communicate.” If businesses were waiting for further confirmation that they need to adapt in order to facilitate a ‘mobile’ workforce; this is it. “Ofcom’s 2015 Communications Market Report finds that …

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Evolving Internal Communications

Internal Comms is evolving. Using data and business intelligence you can improve the quality of your communication and not just broadcast but listen. No more communicating with a blindfold! Through a process of uncertainty, employees need to be always informed and directly listened to by capturing questions and cynicism at the root before it has …

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Digital Changes Everything

This week, the ‘Engage for Success’  task force joined together to inspire and debate the latest ideas in internal communication technology. Stewart Monk, Oracle’s Director of Human Capital Management presented: A technology view of social; the employee engagement impact and the wider commercial aspect. We are ultimately deciphering the successes and failures of HR technology …

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