Organizations with outstanding employee communications recognize that mastering communications requires daily effort and discipline. So, as a professional communicator, you’re not alone if your blood boils when you see communications being labelled as a “soft skill”. Grab your favourite drink and join us as we explore why communications has been saddled with this unfortunate label, the implications for your organization and what you can do about it.
Let’s face it, it’s tough introducing a new technology or a new process, into your organization. And like it or not, as the professional communicator, you’re often “on the hook” for making sure these kinds of changes are embraced. That’s why Nekolina Lau’s Gold Quill award-winning story about how ATB Financial successfully launched a large-scale technology on-boarding initiative is so very inspiring and helpful.
"Intranets aren't sexy". That's the word according to Amanda Stephenson, RSA's Manager of Communications. (And, it couldn't be more true). Yet, Amanda recently won a Gold Quill Award for rolling out an upgrade of an on-premises version of SharePoint to a cloud-based version. How on earth could she have managed that --- given that this is pretty much at the bottom of the list of the kinds of projects strategic communicators want to lead?
As Fearless Communicators, we always have to keep up on the latest tools and technologies to help us achieve our employee communications goals. That's why we sat down with Suzie Robinson (ClearBox) to talk about her deep research on intranets and employee-focused apps.