Top 2021 internal communication trends

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And yet the prospect of a new year—even with a frightening pandemic still very much in high gear—offers a bit of hope for communicators around the world. 2021 should be centered on employee health and wellness—but how well you communicate offerings can make or break your efforts.

2021 resolutions for internal communicators

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Here are a handful of resolutions to jot down to ensure you hit specific internal comms targets instead of wandering aimlessly. RELATED: Join us for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ]. Is your leadership team reflective of your public commitments?

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9 steps for developing your internal communications plan

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Here is a nine-step approach to creating your internal communications plan: 1. Measurement transforms internal communications from a shot in the dark to an effective management tool. RELATED: Are you one of the Rising Stars or Communicators of the Year? ].

How internal communications will change again in 2021

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Given the trends, we may expect more weirdness and continued challenges for corporate communicators and employees alike. Evolving crises, changing plans, and executive decisions will have to be made, coordinated and communicated quickly. Think multi-channel and measured.

How to use data to effectively communicate internal changes

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That’s how many communicators felt during the pandemic as many had to send messages to large audiences about the changes their organizations were going through. Communicating change is difficult, and communicating change during a pandemic is as tough as it gets.

8 essential leadership comms habits to cultivate

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That boss got promoted from supervisor to manager or from manager to senior executive without adequate leadership and communication skills for the job. They communicate clear standards to measure success and provide resources. Once you’ve communicated the standard, live by it.

How internal communicators can help bolster corporate recruiting

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Communicators play a key role here. RELATED: Attend our Internal Communications and Culture Next Practices Virtual Conference ]. Focus on communicating culture, working conditions and employee experience, versus qualifications and skills.

What are the key skillsets for internal communicators in 2021 and beyond? 6 comms pros share their views

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Here’s what professional communicators should prioritize this year. The communication profession is at a fascinating crossroads. After the traumas of 2020, communicators are exerting more influence at their companies and forging cultural shifts centered on employee well-being.

4 books to help internal communicators lead in 2021

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What 2020 reinforced is that winning cultures foster courageous leaders who communicate transparently, building trust, shared purpose and greater resiliency. RELATED: Join us for our virtual Business Fluency Boot Camp for Communicators ]. Looking to inspire your team in the new year?

COVID-19: What?s changed (and has not) about internal communication

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More people than ever are working from home, which is profoundly altering the business landscape for communication professionals and the audiences with whom we communicate. Is your communication considering the fact that people process change in different ways at different times?

Communications priorities for 2021 and beyond

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Ragan’s Communications Leadership Council Benchmark Report reveals new areas of focus for communicators that add to more traditional concerns. New priorities have emerged in the communications discipline this year, all of them related to the shocks of 2020.

5 things I learned from engineering an internal comms turnaround during a pandemic

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I’ve held a lot of roles during my career, many of them at Philip Morris International (PMI), but nothing could have prepared me for the challenge of effectively communicating to our 71,000+ employees about our company’s historic transformation. It requires consistent communication.

5 questions to ask before crafting your internal comms message

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How to use podcasts to reach essential internal audiences

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Podcasts are immensely popular—but that’s not biggest reason you should consider creating an internal broadcast for your organization. The internal podcast is a solution for a looming employee-engagement crisis as workers face burnout and overwork, Hammad says.

Anatomy of a leadership video

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There’s a lot of talk about the need for leadership right now, and not just in political circles. Getting your own organization’s leaders talking—to employees, customers, media and the general public—has moved to the top of communicators’ to-do lists.

4 reasons why your internal strategy should drive and dictate external efforts

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Here’s why your internal messaging should shape, influence and animate all your communication. The line between external and internal communication is thinning, to the point of being erased. Malin Teles is communications manager at EGGS Design.

PR pros mark International Women’s Day

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Here’s what some leaders are doing to spotlight the contributions of women in communications. For International Women’s Day, many organizations are looking to celebrate the work of their female colleagues—and the PR industry is a focal point.

6 ways internal communicators can spark employee development and growth in 2021

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RELATED: Join us for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ]. Communicators: What do you do to encourage employees to reach their goals? The post 6 ways internal communicators can spark employee development and growth in 2021 appeared first on PR Daily.

Change communications and the future of work

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Communications and the impact of change. Communication is the biggest influence on transformation success. At companies where management communicate openly about the transformation’s progress, employees are eight times more likely to report a successful outcome.

How communicators can elicit more candid feedback

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Communicators who can capture this sort of candid feedback are truly indispensable. I know from long history and ample feedback I tend to come across strong in my communications. Art Petty is a leadership coach and author.

#PRStudChat Gathers on June 13th to Learn Leadership Skills

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It’s never too early to learn about and start to hone leadership skills. That’s because leadership isn’t about having the big title, office, and salary, but about the ability to influence others to achieve organizational goals. What’s your definition of leadership? What’s the difference between management and leadership? Why do some managers get promoted to positions of leadership before they’re ready?

Navigating the aftermath: Top 10 communication trends for 2021

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It’s an opportunity for communicators to step up as never before and advocate for truth, transparency and empathy. RELATED: Join Ragan's Communications Leadership Council, exclusively for leaders in employee and internal communications ].

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3 Keys to Running Successful Internal M&A Comms Campaigns [Guest Post]

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Communicating during mergers and acquisitions can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be as tough as we make it. Almost every marketing role I’ve ever had has involved leadership changes and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

What to Do When Your Internal Communications Goes External

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Hackers can also find and release damaging internal correspondence and documents. ” So, what are the best ways to lessen the potential negative impacts of your internal communications going external? Make sure you invest in secure communications systems and training (don’t assume your employees know better than to click that “reset password” link in that shady email), and create a corporate culture that values your staff.

A unique way communicators can measure impact

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Measuring impact and demonstrating ROI continues to top the list as one of the biggest challenges faced by communication professionals. Learn from Progressive’s 2020 hiring initiative project to improve your communication and measurement.

Why communicators must harness the power of livestreaming

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RELATED: Join us for our Social Media for Communicators Virtual Workshop ]. It’s time to unlock the potential of one of the most powerful communication tools available. The post Why communicators must harness the power of livestreaming appeared first on PR Daily.

3 Steps to a Data-Driven Internal Communications Plan in 2021

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As you think about your internal communications plans for 2021, you must first recognize the challenges and changes that occurred in 2020. Often, a communication audit is recommended before starting any major yearly planning. The communication channels.

Why can’t employee communications be exciting?

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PepsiCo Foods’ Joan Cetera chips away at outdated notions of internal comms. The pandemic has permeated everything we do in the communications department.”. RELATED: Join Ragan's Communications Leadership Council, exclusively for leaders in employee and internal communications ].

Experts lay out the role internal comms should play in refreshing and reinvigorating the workforce

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It also speaks to the massive challenge facing communicators tasked with engaging and uplifting workers amid the worst public health crisis in a century. So, how can communicators help reignite that spark of motivation during such difficult, unpredictable times?

Communications tech changes coming faster than ever

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The pace of technological change moved into hyperdrive in 2020, especially in the area of virtual communications, and there’s no going back. But in a real sense, communicators themselves have been challenged merely to keep up. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Communications Benchmark Report 2021 ].

Why COVID-19 communications plans must prepare messages for kids and families

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Health-focused organizations serving kids and families should prepare a solid communications plan—and soon. Here are some key considerations for building a communications plan that will effectively mobilize these communities: 1.

Addressing diversity through mentorship and better communication

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Communicators can help their organizations have difficult conversations by being facilitators, creating safe forums, and by investing in mentorship programs. Courtney Newell, founder and CEO of Crowned Marketing and Communication s, says that the first step is owning past missteps.

5 Ways To Raise Your Internal PR Game

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Earlier this week, we made the case for raising your internal PR game. The technological and social changes over the past few years have both made internal communications more important, and also opened up opportunities to revolutionize it. Still, companies are dragging their feet in this aspect of corporate communications. 5 ways to raise internal PR standards. Experts urge the use of a single employee communications platform to prevent fatigue.

Proud of your internal comms work this year? Send us your case study!

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We’re compiling the most outstanding employee communications initiatives and campaigns from the past 12 months for an upcoming guidebook, and we want you to be part of it. As happy as we all are to see 2020 come to a close, the work communicators have done this year has been remarkable.

How to communicate during civil unrest

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Communicators, you are essential personnel. That puts communicators in a precarious position, weighing several options: Do you email a generic “solidarity and equality” message internally? Leadership in action. What does leadership look like at this time?

10 tips for helpful, comforting COVID-19 communications

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When you come out on the other side, your brand reputation, your leaders’ reputations and the very culture of your company will hinge on how you communicated during this time. But communicating with your teams right now is, honestly, mostly common sense.

Creating an internal task force around return to the workplace

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A look at how communicators are navigating this complex issue. Back-to-the-workplace planning teams should represent diverse internal demographics as well, says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.

Communicating with weary workers amid election aftermath

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Your leadership is important here, because everyone may not be comfortable asking for what they need or have the ability to shift their calendar as easily as you can. The post Communicating with weary workers amid election aftermath appeared first on PR Daily.

Why the future of communications is integrated

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For communicators who are out to prove their impact on the bottom line, being able to work in concert across multiple channels is a crucial ability. When the advertising team plans a campaign, they might come to the communications team for messaging support, but not every time.

Join Mark Ragan in Texas or Florida for his Internal Communications Leadership Forum

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As an internal communications executive, your to-do list never ends. That's exactly why Mark Ragan created the Internal Communications Leadership Forum. You'll exchange ideas, solve problems, network and benchmark your communications programs. Demands come at you from every direction. Your plate is full. Enhancing your skills seems impossible. This is not a traditional conference. There won't be any keynotes, case studies or long-winded lectures.