Big ideas from the Big Picture People
At The Big Picture People, we not only create Big Picture products, we also have some Big Ideas too. On this page you will find our latest original content and thought leadership including blogs, videos and audio recordings.
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What any organisation wants is for everyone to understand and believe in this set of values, and adjust their behaviours accordingly because they feel it is the right thing to do. Building the trust of your employees to do this is a major priority for organisations around the world - and visible felt leadership is key.
Is there a stampede to get into your behavioural safety training seminars? Are they fun, compelling and memorable? Or is there more likely to be a stampede of people trying to get out? Make them unforgettable and move from compliance and conviction.
Your organisational values should be at the core of everything that is done within the company. Every behaviour by every person – from bottom to top – should in some way reflect one or more of your values. They are so much more than just a list of warm and fuzzy phrases tucked somewhere within an induction programme or pinned up on a wall.
A year of social isolation has left many of us anxious and overwhelmed at the thought of returning to work. While we have all longed for an end to lockdown, it seems that, in the meantime, we have lost our social stamina. We need to re-train our social muscles, re-learn to socialise and regain our desire to be with people.
Stories are a great way of illustrating your organisational values in action. Use them to show what 'good' looks like in your organisation. 'Using stories to illustrate values' is part of our series of free resources for you to download.
Our ‘Assessing your organisational values’ resource is free-to-download. Understanding how well your current organisational values fit with your priorities and strategy is an important first step in deciding whether you need to re-visit them. This resource will help you do just that.
'Determining your values', the next in our series of short, free-to-download resources designed to help with individual aspects of your internal communications strategy. Exploring and agreeing on collective values is key to effective teamwork.
We interviewed Özlem Kurt of Allianz Australia. Having won numerous awards for her work, including the Harvard Business Review Award, Özlem is passionate about internal communications and shares what she believes are the 5 most common pitfalls that organisations of all shapes and sizes fall into.
Here at The Big Picture People, we’ve been talking about ways to give something back to our online community of internal communicators. What would be really helpful to you day-to-day? A set of handy resources for you to download, of course. Bringing Meaning to Work is the first in a series of handy tools and resources to help you with some of the day's major workplace issues.
Could gamification of your staff training be the answer? Gamification of your staff training can transform the dry, dull and mundane, increasing employee engagement, retention and understanding.
Effective internal communications strategies identify what sort of information our employees want to hear, how they want to hear it and when. The best way to do that is to break down our strategy into four parts: Why? What? When? How?
At the very heart of any internal communications strategy is the monumental task of making yourself heard through the vast digital information overload. We are bombarded from all sides with sound bites, adverts, texts, social media, emails, phone calls. And your internal communications have to fight their way through all of that.