I think the reason #quietquitting is simultaneously “nothing new” but also “new all of a sudden” is because we have been relying on discretionary effort in the workplace for so long, it has become normalised. This started after the 2008 crash when redundancies stopped being something that companies were embarrassed about but actually …
As a a communicator, I am fascinated by information flows in the world today. I’ve always been interested in sensemaking; understanding how different people make sense of what we do and say, based on their own life experiences, upbringing, social standing, wealth or health. One theme that keeps coming up for me …
How manipulative communication techniques can harm society and our mental well-being. In the same way that “we are what we eat”, I wonder if as a society, we are “what we consume” from an information point of view. Here are my thoughts on ethical considerations for communicators.
Some think social media has become a slightly toxic place to hang out. But I don’t think it needs to be, if only brands, celebs and politicians would start to manage their accounts properly. Here is my six-step plan to dealing with negative comments and trolls.
Exhausted by endless calls and meetings? Working from home feeling more exhausting than working in the office? Here are my tips on avoiding work-from-home burnout.
After watching the UK Prime Minister’s address, here’s my analysis of the new three-point messaging and my recommendations on what you should be saying to employees this week
Every organisation has internal communications “rainmakers”. These are the magical unicorn employees who just seem to know everything and everyone. Here are 5 ways you can work out who they are and how you can persuade them to spread their magic dust over your messages.
When things get difficult in business, owners usually look for ways to cut costs. PR, Marketing and Comms might appear to be likely candidates for the chop, but I think cost-slashers should start elsewhere if they value business survival.
With staff, businesses, consumers and clients anxious about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s a busy time for communicators around the world. Here are a few tips and ideas about how to get your internal communications right. These are tailored specifically to COVID-19, but you’ll find the general principles here useful for …