Do you work in and Employee Engagement, Internal Communications or a related area? Do you want to keep up to date with new ideas and innovations related to Employee Engagement and Internal Communications? Do you enjoy hearing from peers and fellow professionals about the work they are doing to engage and communicate with their people? Do you like to get inspiration from thought-leaders who are challenging the way we traditionally look at IC and EE?
Engaging Internal Comms is a weekly (eventually moving to fortnightly) podcast where we will be talking to industry experts who are bringing new and innovative ideas to the Employee Engagement and Internal Communications profession.
Craig Smith brings you the fourth of our free communication tools and resources called "Using stories to illustrate values". It the is first in our series of resources designed to be used as a team and is especially good for large groups. Values need to come to life and help people understand how they fit within the organisation. Sharing stories is a great way to help people understand how people have embodied your values.
Internal communicators have a wide range of tools at their disposal but this also means that there are potentially too many to choose from and this can cause confusion. Internal comms teams need to know which channel to choose to have the most impact with their messages. Integration over the past few years has been key to improving the use of the intranet, it can pull all the other different platforms in use together in one place.
Understanding how well your current organisational values fit with your organisational priorities and strategy is an important first step in deciding whether you need to revisit them. The resource we’re sharing with you today is called ‘Assessing your values’ and it asks you to write down your organisational values and think about how well they act as a guideline for behaviour. Are people generally proud of the values, do they mean something to people, and do they drive their motivation?
In this episode of Engaging Internal Comms we are talking with Tanya Pakhuta about adapting internal comms to changing situations. Tanya is Senior Global Internal Communications Manager at LeasePlan. For an internal comms professional this has been a very challenging time. From one day to another Tanya and her team have had to rethink how they were going to operate. They had to keep adapting internal comms to the changing situation.
Today we will be sharing a personal reflection exercise with you (which could also be used with your team if you wish) and it’s all about determining your values. A lot of clients that we work with will already have established values within their organisation. They will probably have spent quite a lot of time designing them and pulling them together. If you haven’t got values or haven’t spent time articulating the values you have, then this exercise is a good starting point. Even if you do have values this is a good opportunity to reflect and check that the values you have as your espoused values are the ones that the organisation actually use.