Context and Connection – Why they matter | S4 E14

First published: 4 July, 2023

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Engaging Internal Comms Series 4
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Context and Connection - Why they matter | S4 E14

Context and Connection – Why they matter

Are you looking for ways to improve your organisation’s performance? The topic of discussion in this episode is the first two Cs of organisational turnaround: Context and Connection. Host Craig Smith is joined by Kevin Herring, founder of Ascent Management Consulting, who shares his expertise in helping underperforming teams and business units reach their full potential. Kevin explains his six Cs model, which focuses on the core elements that enable organisations to fully engage people and create high performance.

Craig and Kevin discuss how important it is for employees to understand the big picture and how their work contributes to it. They also explore how internal communicators can play a role in helping organisations better explain context and connection to their employees. Kevin emphasises the need for shared objectives that serve the greater good of the organisation, rather than just individual teams. Kevin also introduces his five-step process for helping employees gain connection and provides a tool that simplifies the process. The episode highlights the importance of communication and collaboration in achieving organisational success.

In conclusion, Kevin reminds us that it’s hard to be committed and accountable without understanding the big picture and our role in it. So, if you want to learn more about how to improve your organisation’s performance, I highly recommend you listen to this episode.

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Guest profile

Kevin Herring is a consultant, published author and speaker. He has published numerous articles and consulted to hundreds of leaders and organisations across North and South America. Kevin is the founder of Ascent Management Consulting, specialising in work-group and business unit turnarounds, coaching and other workforce performance solutions.

Useful links

Link to a relevant episode of the podcast: https://thebigpicturepeople.co.uk/blog/podcast/connecting-employees-to-the-big-picture-s3-e8/

Kevin’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/the90dayturnaround/

90-day turnaround: https://ascentperformanceinstitute.teachable.com/p/90-day-turnaround

5 Steps To Higher Productivity: https://ascentmgt.com/5-steps-to-higher-productivity/

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