Chloe Michel

organisational growth

Growth is great… so why does it feel so difficult?

In this article for Strategic, Jenni Field talks about growth, how chaos can occur during periods of organisational growth and how to overcome the challenges. The article includes some practical tips for improving your communication and team relationships when navigating periods of organisational growth. “With rapid growth – whatever the size of the organisation – …

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Diversity and inclusion workplace

Building a positive and inclusive workplace

We’ve been working with BAE Systems for four years as an extension of the communications team, supporting a wide range of activities. We were asked to work alongside the diversity and inclusion team on a campaign around its Inclusion Week, which coincides with the UK’s National Inclusion Week. For BAE Systems, this week is an …

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team friction book pairing

The perfect book pairing for fixing team friction in organisations

There are lots of themes that come up time and again with our work with clients. When it comes to chaos in organisations, team friction is often a source. In my book, Influential Internal Communication, I talk about how to fix team friction and the common themes you need to explore as you diagnose the …

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Influential communicator

Four steps to becoming an influential communicator

In this article for Poppulo communications expert, Jenni Field, talks about how she describes influence when it comes to internal communication and becoming an influential communicator: “I believe that having influence is not just related to internal communication professionals, but to everyone in an organisation. We all need a certain amount of influence at work …

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crisis communication

Keeping communication channels open in times of crisis

This article from HR magazine talks about how COVID-19 has been an “exercise in effective internal communication” and looks at what we’ve learnt that we can take forward to prepare for future crises. Jenni Field provides advice alongside other communication experts. She talks about the importance of focusing on what we want people to feel …

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How to master internal communication when you’re not a comms pro

In this article, published by Ragan, global internal communication specialist, Jenni Field talks about how, regardless of your training, education or background, you can make a positive difference to your team’s messaging and internal communication. Jenni shares some insights for non-communication professionals and those looking to establish an internal communication strategy for the first time. …

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Frontline workers – protecting the “third space”

In this blog for Blink, global communication expert, Jenni Field shares her advice for improving communication with frontline workers. “We must reach this audience in a way that doesn’t invade the “third space” – places frontline workers convene. We often put intrusive screens or newsletters in the third space, when it should be a place …

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The Field Model with Greater Anglia

Out in the Field – Greater Anglia

Train operator, Greater Anglia, needed help with its internal communications strategy. The communications team felt they weren’t being brought into conversations with the senior team early enough and wanted to bring a fresh injection of innovation to their work. Understand, diagnose and fix With so many changes taking place in the industry, Greater Anglia wanted …

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Don't shoot the messenger podcast

How to build a cohesive and diverse culture that’s fit for purpose

In this episode of Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Vicki Marinker talks to Jenni about corporate culture, the challenges facing the physical workplace and how to future-proof your career in communication. The conversation covers the role of communicators in establishing a positive corporate culture, how to recruit for culture fit and build a diverse workforce, toxic …

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Culture webinar

Webinar: How to future-proof your culture for the new world of work

The global pandemic has given us a rare opportunity to redefine work and society. But as we navigate these changes we must pay close attention to the impact on organisational culture, for it is one of the most important differentiators companies possess. You can still download this webinar for Poppulo – How to future-proof your …

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Newcastle upon Tyne NELEP

Supporting growth with ongoing communication consultancy and workshops

Redefining Communications first began working with The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP) in 2019. The North East LEP is a public, private and education sector partnership, and one of 38 LEPs in the country. It’s responsible for promoting and developing economic growth across the region. We’ve worked with the team on a …

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Podcast Redefining Comms with Jenni Field

New podcast! Redefining Communications with Jenni Field

Many of you will know I already co-host the Calm Edged Rebels podcast, but I’m taking the plunge and I’ve launched my own podcast: Redefining Communications with Jenni Field! Bite-sized inspiration to take you from chaos to calm Each episode will be no more than 15 minutes long and I’ll be sharing advice to help organisations and teams …

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Culture shock – why we need to be more intentional when communicating organisational culture

I’ve been writing and speaking a lot recently about culture and the return to the office. It’s becoming the topic for everyone in business as we navigate the changes in the workplace due to the COVID19 pandemic. For many, the conversation is around hybrid working, but you’ll know from my earlier blogs that I believe …

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Chaos to calm Evolution Project

Out in the Field – Evolution Project

Back in 2017, we started working with Evolution Project to take founder, James Llewellyn, and his team through The Field Model™ to address symptoms of chaos they were experiencing.  Understand, diagnose and fix The Evolution Project is a successful small business providing fitness coaching and nutrition advice. However, several issues needed addressing as they had …

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From panic to purpose in a post-pandemic world

Jenni was recently the keynote speaker at the PRSA Employee Communications conference. The theme of the event was communicating with intention and Jenni shared her thoughts and advice on how we can go from panic to purpose in a post-pandemic world. Jenni shared six key things with the attendees and has created this video to explain …

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Inspiring Goodies – Remote Work, Ted Lasso and Sideways

Remote Work I’ve just been reading the book Remote Work by Chris Dyer and Kim Shepherd. We share the same publishers and Chris and I hosted an online event together earlier this year. Chris is the founder and CEO of PeopleG2, where he manages 30 full-time remote employees and 3,000 independent contractors. I loved his …

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The Field Model™: How internal communicators can create real change in their organisations

In this blog for Bananatag, Jenni shares how The Field Model™ can be used by internal communicators to understand, diagnose, and fix issues in organisations for the long term. “Though it might seem easier and faster, if you only focus on alleviating symptoms, you won’t be fixing things for the long term. It’s like taking a …

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communication trends

The five biggest trends in business communication and what it means for leaders today

In this article for Companies Digest, Jenni shares her insights into the communication trends leaders need to address in 2021. “It’s a well-known phenomenon that a crisis will always escalate an existing trend. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw some key communication issues that were already bubbling away, rise to the top of the agenda …

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Setting our direction – a virtual event for LifeArc

LifeArc is an independent medical research charity helping turn promising early science into products that improve patients’ lives. At the start of 2021, the charity wanted to communicate its strategy and launch four new goals to all employees. We have worked with the LifeArc Corporate Affairs team over several years. Our role has been to …

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“The must-have book for every internal communicator in 2021”

In this Internal Comms Pro: The Podcast episode Jenni talks about the need to define internal communication within your organisation, core challenges, how to fill your professional skill gap, culture and the rhythm of the organisation, why gaining influence is your responsibility, where internal communication is headed, and how to be prepared. “Internal communication is …

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Foundations of The Field Model™ and applying it in practice

In this podcast episode for CommsHero, Jenni talks about her book Influential Internal Communication and The Field Model™, which is outlined in the book. She shares her journey whilst doing research, writing, publishing, and promoting. Jenni talks about the two parts to the book: foundations (including The Field Model™) and applying this model in practice. …

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How to return to the workplace (or not) – in a post-COVID world

This article is a snippet from the Inspiring Workplaces eBook, which is packed with lots of suggestions from the top 101 influencers. Jenni was asked to contribute and she talks about the fact that hybrid isn’t new; people have been working flexibly for years and there are millions of workers who serve on the frontline …

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Finding calm in a global crisis

In this article for CIPR International about finding calm in a global crisis, Jenni discusses The Field Model™ and the impact of globalisation on organisations. “Internal communication has never been more important. In a year when we’ve been forced to change how we’ve worked for decades, the need to connect and engage a workforce in …

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SiteVisibility Internet Marketing Podcast

Turning your internal communication from chaos to calm

In this interview with The SiteVisibility Internet Marketing Podcast – one of the UK’s most popular internet marketing podcasts – Jenni shares the common symptoms of businesses that are suffering from deep-rooted internal communication issues and how we should go about solving them. Jenni also talks about her book, Influential Internal Communication. Listen now

Leadership Insights for Professionals

Six leadership skills to master for better internal communication

In this article for Insights for Professionals, Jenni discusses how leadership is more than being able to delegate. Without effective communication, a leader’s team can quickly descend into chaos and disorder: “The defining trait for leaders shouldn’t be their ability to transform – doing what you do well, focusing on the basics and becoming an …

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Hybrid working

Hybrid working

Jenni hosts this discussion on CIPR’s quarterly Engage podcast. Jenni explores the different definitions of hybrid working and highlights the influence of organisational culture in adapting to working life in a post-lockdown world. She is joined by: Kate Shaw – Senior Internal Comms Manager for Nationwide Building Society  Martin Flegg – Chair of Inside CIPR committee  Sofia Cann – Head of Marketing …

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Communication and chaos

Keep calm: fix organisational chaos, streamline communication and drive engagement

Organisations are complex. People are complex. It takes time and some difficult conversations to find calm amongst the chaos. This article – Keep calm: fix organisational chaos, streamline communication and drive engagement – was written by Jenni Field for Catalyst, the publication of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Jenni talks about how chaos …

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Influential Internal Communication

The Internal Comms Podcast – in this episode, Jenni talks to Katie Macaulay about the ideas and frameworks outlined in her new book, Influential Internal Communication. Katie and Jenni talk about chaos – what this looks like from a business perspective and what causes disorder – and how to use communication as a diagnostic tool …

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How to communicate your way from chaos to calm

In this article, Jenni Field talks to The Institute of Leadership & Management to discuss her thoughts on how great internal communication can help leaders to fine-tune their collaborative reflexes amongst teams. She talks about how leaders in recovery mode need to look at the underlying rhythm of their organisation: “Examine the tempo of how …

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Trust and narrowing the say-do gap

How often do you say you’re going to do something and then put it on the backburner? Here, Chloe Michel, marketing specialist, and part of the Redefining Communications collective discusses the say-do gap and what we can do to narrow it. With so many deadlines, conflicting demands and constantly changing circumstances, the say-do gap – …

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From chaos to calm: putting people first with internal communications

STRATEGIC editor-in-chief Orla Clancy enjoyed a virtual coffee with Jenni Field about how she achieves greater productivity by setting boundaries, a work style that she started as an employee and continues as a business owner. Jenni talks about how internal communications is a privileged position, impacting every part of the organisation. Winter 2020, pages 15-17. Jenni shares her …

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The power of silence

Internal Miscommunications podcast – Jenni talks about how moments of miscommunications in her past triggered chaos, what she learned from those experiences and how she moved forward with a bright vision for her future. Interviewed by Erica Goodwin and Keith Riley, there is a lot of laughter and some terrible spelling! Listen now

Leadership in unprecedented times

The Internal Comms Podcast – In this episode, Jenni and Katie consider the need for businesses to adapt amid the global coronavirus pandemic, the role of membership organisations in the current climate, and improving diversity and inclusion through education and action, among other topics. Listen now

How do you achieve great communication in a multi-site organisation?

In this Multi-Site Masters podcast, Jenni talks to Lee Sheldon, co-founder of Mastering Multi Units and provides insights as to what an internal communications department should be doing to improve the quality and frequency of the communication within the organisation, as well as sharing her experience regarding the diverse ranges of tools, platforms and apps …

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