Building a social workplace

Last month I asked readers of my blog to vote on whether internal communicators should use social media in their toolkit if they don’t use them outside of work. 62% of you said that you believed we shouldn’t use the tool if we don’t use social media outside the workplace and I have to say […]

To build a team we must be rowing in the same direction

Earlier this year our Rail division went through some changes and Bruce Wakeling, our Operations Director for London and Midlands, was asked to take over the Northern Rail business aswell. Bruce had developed a strong culture (known as the Friendly Division) in his region so I asked him to write a guest post explaining how he will take this […]

A spy in the camp

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to attend a conference for one of our partner retailers and it was a great experience. I have talked about this before but i genuinely think there is a lot we can learn from going to each others conferences and seeing how others do it – and […]

Melcrum’s SCM Summit Day Two 2011 – The future of internal comms

Well what a day – my first speaking experience at Melcrum and a wonderful one at that! Sadly I missed day one, but my colleague did a quick post about her first time attending and her thoughts from the day. Talking to offline colleagues with ipadio So day two… which started nice and early with […]

A view of the SCM Summit from a first timer…

As day two continues in full flow I have managed to track down my colleague, Helen Magnay who looks after internal comms for the global side of SSP. She very kindly volunteered to do a guest post for my blog as I was unable to join on day one and as this was her first Melcrum event I […]

Sitting on the dock of the bay….

“I’m just gonna sit on the dock of the bay, Watching the tide roll away, I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay, Wastin’ time. Look like nothing’s gonna change, Everything still remains the same, I can’t do what ten people tell me to do, So I guess I’ll remain the same” As internal communicators it […]

Tweetcamp 2011 from 2009 – what a difference 2 years makes

Yesterday I went to Tweetcamp 2011, an event for people on Twitter to get together, share ideas, chat about problems and generally talk through things that from talking to others we can move forward. The day starts with some structure and then people add ideas, topics, statements to the wall with post it notes and these […]