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The cluetrain for employees

March 11, 2016

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

The Year of Employee Networks

March 1, 2011

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So Edward Saatchi says that Employee networks are about to explode. He’s right. Employees are about to go through their own cluetrain manifesto as they organise themselves and communicate amongst themselves like never before. But this is nothing new. Employee forums have been used by employees at places like the Royal Mail for many years. […]