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What matters for employee communications during a merger

May 3, 2018


Employee communications during a merger. Tricky one. With all the chatter around the Sainsbury’s and Asda merger I started to look at a few lessons I’ve gleaned from the past. Keeping employees focused is of the utmost importance. As most business deals aim to deliver synergies; boost value to customers; drive innovation: the last thing […]

Creating new ways of working

July 21, 2017


Our workplace has just started the process of embracing more agile ways of working. That includes hot desking; working in smaller more agile teams and ridding the workplace of paper. However, with data breaches and identity theft on the rise many people are becoming less trustworthy of technology. One study shows the technology sector lagging […]

The importance of communication from the top

February 16, 2017


Every now and then you see the story of a CEO who has taken time out to reply to a member of the public appear in the press. Usually, these are oddities and cute stories. Take the case of the 7-year-old who has just had a reply to her job application from the CEO of Google […]

The cluetrain for employees

March 11, 2016


  Off the back of a Drum blog by Stephen Waddington celebrating 17 years since the Cluetrain Manifesto I was reminded of the Cluetrain for employees I wrote a few years back. I think it’s still pertinent, and I still think we communicators have lots to learn from what it says. For those that don’t […]

Why I’m fed up with International Women’s Day.

March 8, 2016


Yesterday we hosted an event on gender parity. We managed to secure 50 clients to attend the launch of a film that explored the case for gender parity in the workplace. We managed to convince our clients to take part in the film and we received positive feedback from all concerned. We looked at the […]

100 years for gender parity? No thanks.

February 16, 2016


“Oh, I think there’s equality in our office. There’s an equal split between men and women in all roles. Of course, we’re reporting to a man at the top.” This was just one quote that we picked up when out and about, collecting vox pops from members of the public for our forthcoming Team Talk […]

What is hygge at work?

October 2, 2015


A college in the UK has started to teach students how to be hygge – the Danish concept of happiness. According the BBC website, hygge at home is Sitting by the fire on a cold night, wearing a woolly jumper, while drinking mulled wine and stroking a dog – probably surrounded by candles. So, what is […]