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The Evolution of Workplace Psychology: From Conformity to Inclusivity – Source of the Month (October 2023)

In today’s world, diversity and inclusion are values that many organizations proclaim to have at the forefront of their agenda. Creating environments in which employees from all backgrounds feel valued and respected is often stated as a priority. The journey towards this focus on inclusivity is rooted in the historical evolution of workplace psychology. A …

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It’s Working a Tweet: Has Technology Improved Internal Communication?– Source of the Month (May 2023)

The way we communicate with each other has changed dramatically over the years. The latest game-changer in the world of internal communication has been social media. With the sudden shift to remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic, the adoption of social media as a means of communication has accelerated. But this change has been more …

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Finding Our Voice: Where Did The Concept of Employee Voice Come From? – Source of the Month (April 2023)

‘Employee voice’ is seen as a vital part of modern internal comms. The CIPD’s factsheet says it brings mutual benefits to employers and employees. For employers, it helps to build trust and can lead to engagement, innovation, productivity, and organizational commitment. For employees, it creates a sense of value, job satisfaction, influence, and development opportunities. …

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Research Update (April 2023)

Engagement with Internal Comms Practitioners and Archivists One of our project’s main objectives is to engage with internal communication professionals and archivists, and this month we were able to work with both groups. We collaborated with our partners the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) to conduct a survey of its members. We were thrilled to …

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The Grapevine and the Seeds of Internal Communications – Source of the Month (March 2023)

In today’s society, the spread of misinformation has become a major concern, particularly with the rise of social media, which has grown into a powerful channel of communication with very little regulation. However, this issue of misinformation is not new, and it has been a concern for firms throughout the last century. Before social media, …

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A Brief History of Team: The Rise of the Briefing Group in Internal Communication – Source of the Month (February 2023)

Many routines in our everyday lives we do without thinking. If you are involved with management or communication in a large organization, then team meetings are one of those routines. People are rarely trained in how to do a team meeting. Managers take it for granted that this is how information is conveyed to their …

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Research Update (February 2023)

The project has taken some exciting steps over the last month. We have launched our website, met with two of our project partners, and finished research on our first case study. Website launch In early January, we were delighted to announce the launch of the www.historyofinternalcomms.org website. One of the distinctive features of our project …

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Sorry for the Weight! How to Lift a Box in the Past and Today – Source of the Month (January 2023)

RICHARD BACON: ‘The other day the BBC sent me on a health and safety away day where they taught me how to carry a cup of coffee’. PETER MANNION: ‘This is exactly what I mean. That makes no sense. That is nonsense. We need to say no to the Nanny State. Boo to Nanny, and …

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