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The link between Employee Communications & Mental Health

Thousands of Matt Hancock WhatsApp messages gave us some insights into how [amongst other things] communications were used as a powerful tool to influence our feelings and behaviour during the lockdowns. It got me thinking about how organisations communicate with employees and the potential impact on their mental health and wellbeing.

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How do our communications really make employees feel?

Most large organisations are increasingly awash with internal communications data that provide numbers on email, intranet, and other digital platform clicks, reads, and views. But it’s not enough. We need to know more about how our communications actually make people feel.  

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It's time to change the way we change

It's time to change the way we change

We gathered change and communications professionals from around the world and asked them to share insights and experiences so we could explore how, together, we can change the way we change, for the better. 

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What to say when there's nothing new to say

“Another month and already another catch-up meeting? Not much has changed, what should I say this time?”

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Stop blaming managers for quiet quitting

As someone who has spent her entire career working with business leaders to help them create healthy workplace cultures, I’m fascinated by the trend known as “quiet quitting.” A similar behavior was labeled “employee disengagement” years ago by Gallup, the management consulting company. Today, the difference is that when employees sense they are leading lives of quiet desperation, they post about it on social media. Not so quiet after all.

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Allyship Is the New Leadership in Enterprising Women magazine

We’re excited to bring you Jill Vitiello’s article Allyship is the New Leadership, as featured in the fall issue of Enterprising Women. Read it here on page 74 and 75

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We’re always changing – so why is it so hard?

We change our hairstyle and feel more confident, we change from Doritos to carrots and feel healthier, we change from couch sitters to Peloton devotees and feel stronger, we change from observers to participants and feel empowered.

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Four truths about people-centric change

Do you remember the Robert Zemeckis movie, Mars Needs Moms? Me neither. On the list of all-time box office flops, that one is at the top, with a loss of $144 million. It didn’t matter that it came from the acclaimed movie producer of Forrest Gump and the Back to the Future trilogy. It wasn’t done well, and people didn’t go to see it.

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Is Allyship for You?

Is Allyship for You?

If you care about diversity, equity and inclusion in your workplace, but don’t know what you can do about it, consider becoming an ally. That’s the topic we explored in our workshop, “Allyship is the New Leadership,” at the 2022 IABC World Conference in New York City this week. Allyship involves becoming aware of social injustice, learning more about other people’s lived experiences, and taking action – using your privilege and power to benefit others. Allyship is a personal choice. We believe that the more allies in an organization, the more likely DEI principles and practices will be woven into the fabric of your company’s culture.

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