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To retain talent or not? Is that the question?

A question about talent - recruitment and retention and it's value

Does communication travel?

An explorative article on the complex nature of cross cultural communication

Consultancy is purely holding a mirror

A brief discussion about the meaning of consultancy

A fuzzy nicety or an organisation's life blood

An overview of the need for internal communication

Cracking the Knowledge Management Code

A discussion on knowledge management

Performance Management from Roy Braxton

A brief overview of Roy Braxton's presentation to the Employee Engagement Conference in Ghana May 2009

What are these turbulent times in Ghana

As part of the opening to the conference in Ghana ~ "Managing employees during turbulent times" it seemed appropriate to define what we meant by "turbulent times" and also "management problems"

Are Branding and Positioning inter-changeable?

A question about Branding and Positioning

Airing laundry in public and other engagement myths

Bob Hayward Blog, employee engagement, internal communication, company grapevines

The company grapevine ~ What ~ How and Control?

Three questions ~ here are some of my thoughts ~ what are yours?

Friends...Villagers... Lend me your opinon formers

One of the seminal works on the communication of change is Diffusion of Innovations by Everett Rogers

How to set ground rules for meetings

An insight into setting ground rules to ensure a more effective well run meetings

The favourite remains face to face

Bob Hayward Blog, Internal Communication, Employee Engagement

What is Critical Mass?

An insight into what critical mass means, it's value and importance

Does everyone contribute in your meetings..?

Back in 1979 the Schnelle brothers recorded a series of meetings to establish the number and pattern of utterances per hour in meetings.

What happened to you in 2007?

A blog is not much of a blog if no one is adding content, I agree

Effective internal communication

Effective internal communication is an essential part of a smoothly running business organisation. In the modern organisation there will be multi-channel flows of internal communication.

The dance of the facilitators

What does dancing have to do with facilitation?

Leeds or Barcelona..?

Given the choice where would you rather spend a couple of days?

Measuring the effectiveness of internal communication

The 2005 FEIEA (the Federation of Business Communicator Associations in Europe) survey of it's members in 13 countries across

At what point do you appoint internal brand police?

Bob Hayward Blog, Internal Communication, Brand, Branding, Protecting the Brand, Employee Engagement

A study by Center & Jackson

A study by Center & Jackson carried out on behalf of the International Association of Business Communicators in 1995 came up with the following list of items your people most want to hear about.

Five Myths of Employee Engagement

Discuss the topic of engagement with Senior Managers or Consultants and the following barriers or myths often come up as reasons to be wary of taking employee engagement too far.

Preferred modes of internal communication

Many surveys conducted into employees preferred mode of internal communication suggest that the all time favourite remains face to face.

Principles and Benefits of Engagement

Bob Hayward, Employee Engagement, Internal Communication

Getting the best from consultants?

Bob Hayward Blog, Consultant, procurement, internal communication, employee engagement

Birthdays, babies and ballscores

A question about the changing themes with internal communication

Do marketing campaigns need to start with internal communication?

If people across an organisation are unable or unwilling to support your marketing efforts it can have detrimental results.

COKE to build trust

Communication as part of any relationship, whether one-on-one or one-to-group relies on trust.

Is the meme the basic cell of communication

Memes are the basic building blocks of our thinking, our conversations, our behaviour and therefore our culture, in the same way that genes are the basic building blocks of biological life and therefore society.

What are the barriers to effective internal communication?

A consistent complaint in companies across the world is ~ poor internal communication.

Which tribe are you ~ Duck and Run or Vomit and Leave?

I was working, if you can call observing and voting on presentations working, with a Logistics client on Tuesday and we got on to the problem of employees who don't have access to computers yet the company relies on

Talent Retention or not? That is a question..?

A short discussion on current thinking around talent recruitment and retention

What is an engaged employee?

An insight into the definition and value of employee engagement

Defining Internal Communication

An overview of Internal Communication

How do you measure employee engagement?

An insight into the options for assessing employee engagement

Is employee engagement needed?

A discussion of some values and benefits with employee engagmeent

Travel broadens the mind

A discussion about the impact of cross cultural differences on communication

If you were asked to speak...

A question about what employee engagement topic you might choose to speak about

Pulling different disciplines together

A question about multi-disciplinary approaches to employee engagement

The age of education is dead

An overview of learning methods

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