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Bob Hayward

 

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Are meetings really the cornerstone of organisational life?

Ask a group of managers at random; which activity wastes most of your time and causes you the most frustration and most of your audience will say “meetings.”

10 important ingredients for a successful change implementation

Ten tips for an effective implementation that gets everyone aboard, lets the organisation develop in harmony, creating less friction, more respect, better understanding, better communication and stronger commitment.

Is your message simple enough?

An explanation of why simplicity is an important ingredient in any form of communication; for a successful change implementation, for a team leader giving a team brief, for a parent attempting to influence a child.

Non-aligned priorities across an organisation can kill any initiative

Two of the issues that make the prioritisation of change implementation difficult are those around hierarchy and silos; these could kill an change programme

How many realities are there in your organisation?

Understanding how other see things is an important ingredient in any form of communication, this article outlines some of the challenges many miss when attempting to communicate across different departments and teams.

An inconsistency in your message destroys trust

Ensuring that key message is spread across an organisation without distortion and any loss of the vitality and energy key to the success of the initiative. What can help create conformity?

Bottoms-up! More Reverse Options

Four practical ways to create involvement and communication from the bottom of an organisation to it's head...

Bottoms up! Engage Reverse Gear

Some practical ideas to use standard corporate communication activities to reverse the flow of communication and create a bottom up approach...

Bottoms up! It's a question of trust

A review of the need for trust as a prerequisite for bottom up communication

Effective employee relations. Lessons from TNOW

the News of The World will produce many business case studies; what to do and what not to do. Here is an initial look at lessons in how not to deliver bad news