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collective consultancy

Collective wisdom – working with a collective consultancy

When you’re working with lots of different organisations – from local entrepreneurs to global teams – the issues are many and varied. It’s one of the things I love about my job! Different projects or retainers demand different expertise, so we work as a collective team that has now grown to 18 talented people. Every …

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Audible launch Influential Internal Communication

Influential Internal Communication – now available on Audible!

Since I launched my book Influential Internal Communication just over a year ago, I’ve frequently been asked if it’s available in audio. It was really important for me to make my book as accessible to as many people as possible and, although I share a lot of my thinking in my bite-sized podcast, I wanted to enable …

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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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Ragan blog mastering internal communication

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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What is organisational culture

What is organisational culture and is it important?

Following a podcast interview with Vicki Marinker – Don’t Shoot The Messenger – here I share my thoughts and suggestions on how to build a cohesive and diverse culture that’s fit for purpose in a post-pandemic workplace, and the value of communication. What is the role of communicators in establishing a positive corporate culture? Culture …

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Master internal communication

How to master internal communication when you’re not a communications professional

Working in communication seems to have been a calling for me from a young age. I took communication, English and business studies for A Level and my degree was in marketing. Since graduating, all my roles have been about communicating in one way or another. My career has enabled me to explore; to take risks …

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Communication Trends 2022

Communication trends in 2022 – and how they’re changing more slowly than we’d like!

It’s that time of year when our social media feeds start to fill with blogs about forecasts, trends and themes to look out for in the coming year. I always find these posts really interesting because I think it’s a great way to see what’s on people’s agenda. In fact, I wrote a blog on …

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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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Global - chaos to calm

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

Inspiring Goodies: empowerment vs autonomy, is IC management consultancy and freedom in a framework

This was an interesting month for inspiration as I found myself focused on the results of my line manager research and my book launch events. The line manager research has thrown up 12 key things for organisations to consider and my online book launch event included some interesting questions about internal communication and the role …

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audio zoom fatigue

How to beat Zoom fatigue and harness the power of audio

May is National Walking Month in the UK. When I was speaking at the Global Women in PR Inside Stories event recently, I talked about the rise of audio and how its popularity is due largely to the fact you can listen while you walk, drive, run or clean. During the hour session I shared …

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The Field Model

Out in the Field – Gallagher Employee Experience and Communication

Back in 2019 Ben Reynolds, Managing Director of Gallagher’s Employee Experience and Communication division, engaged Jenni to implement The Field Model™ and explore the reality of the culture and communication inside the organisation. Understand, diagnose and fix The company wanted to address the symptoms they were seeing, such as stress and staff retention, and find …

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Employee engagement and internal communication are not the same thing

Internal communication was in the spotlight as one of the core disciplines within the communication remit last year. As we’ve moved office teams to work remotely and our frontline teams have been front of mind during the pandemic, our work in internal comms has enjoyed a bit of stardom. After years of being in the …

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The skills we need to take us into the next era of comms and engagement

The Bionic Business report from simplycommunicate provides insight into the way organisations need to change to adapt to a hybrid working environment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report outlines three key characteristics of what a bionic organisation is: They go beyond simple empathy, and everyone is united behind a common purpose so …

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Maslow's hierarchy of needs

Aligning needs to employee engagement – how we can easily get it wrong with the best intentions

Many people working in communications, marketing and PR will be familiar with Marlow’s Hierarchy of Needs. It is often one of the main models taught when studying the theory behind what we do. I revisited it recently in the book Art of Resilience, by Ross Edgley, and a story in that book made me think …

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What questions are we still asking?

Our blog celebrated its 10th birthday this week and we’ve been going back through the archives to see what has/hasn’t changed. We’ve picked the top three things that jumped out at me but feel free to have a scroll through, let us know what you think! 1. What is internal communication (IC)? Back in 2012 …

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Comms, Change and Neuroscience – what’s the link?

Last week we attended the first Talk/50 event on Communications and Neuroscience. Hosted by Trudy Lewis of Lewis Communicate we heard from author Hilary Scarlett who spoke about her research, all captured in her book – the Neuroscience for Organizational Change: An Evidence-based Practical Guide to Managing Change (2nd edition just out). We heard more …

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Be strategic with the tactical, and do an Adobe course if it’s where your passion lies

This week a question was asked to the IC Crowd about skills required for jobs in internal communications. The specifics were around recruiters telling someone they needed Adobe skills for a role and it has divided opinion. From some saying it makes a mockery of the specialism to others saying it is a skill they …

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The art of science and engagement in internal communication

We know that internal communicators are struggling to influence at the top, finding digital adoption hard across organisations and working with limited budgets. Some of the conversation we need to have are increasingly challenging and opinion or experience might not be enough to win your case. Last week, at the CIPR Northern Conference in Newcastle, …

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