Browsing All posts tagged under »Employee«

What matters for employee communications during a merger

May 3, 2018

0

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 […]

The cluetrain for employees

March 11, 2016

0

  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 […]

What is hygge at work?

October 2, 2015

0

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 […]

Listen; learn; score some goals, but never feel like you have a manager

June 25, 2013

0

I’ve always grown up living the maxim “never have a boss.” It’s something I’ve said to my children many a time. Never feel like you have a boss. Always feel like you are your own boss. Carry that feeling with you through work and it will keep you free and happy. In saying this I’ve […]

Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right

December 12, 2012

0

Two events struck me as incredibly important in the last week. The first of these was the response to the tragic death of Jacintha Saldanha after the now much-publicise royal prank call. The second was a well-known coffee chain agreeing to pay £20million in tax after “listening to their customers.” These two events couldn’t be […]

Is your brand in the hands of your employee bloggers and twitterers?

May 25, 2012

0

The session on Social Media at the Reputation in Oil Gas & Mining conference opened with the observation made by one commentator recently that employees should spend an hour a day on each social media channel they are active on. As the speaker pointed out, if you are on LinkedIn, twitter, Facebook, instagram and pinterest […]

It’s the people stupid. And it’s the real people inside organisations that count…

April 17, 2012

1

I think it was Michael Eisner that once said that a brand was the product of a thousand small gestures. What a wonderful saying. I particularly love the word gesture as it suggests that the smallest of actions as well as the most significant of decisions can play a part in affecting ones view of […]