organisational change

Fundamentals of internal communications part one

The fundamentals of internal communications

The Communications Network is a US-based community that connects leaders from influential foundations, nonprofits and social sector consultancies worldwide, so it was great to be invited to talk to their network. During the webinar, I discuss best practices when it comes to creating effective internal communication strategies inside organisations. It’s part one of a series …

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Alignment to change

Focus on alignment before implementing change

In this article for Catalyst, the official publication of the IABC, Jenni Field talks about the three key elements of successful change: “When it comes to understanding change and how to really shift and transform organizations, we must focus on people, relationships and alignment.” Jenni believes that alignment is the most important factor in successful …

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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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Creative internal communication campaigns

Creative internal communication campaigns – why we need to have more fun!

I was teaching about change communication recently and the discussion unfolded about campaigns to engage employees in a brand change. It dawned on me that we may have lost, or are losing our creativity… our focus on fun. This must be considered in terms of your culture; what’s happening in your organisation in terms of …

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Leadership blockers to change

How do we communicate and bring senior team leaders along on a journey of change?

Organisational change is something we frequently support clients with and we’re often asked about how best to communicate change effectively and bring people along on the journey. In our recent Reality check research into the issues and chaos affecting organisations and teams, respondents had the opportunity to ask any burning questions. Several of the questions …

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Organisational transformation

The seven essential elements of organisational transformation

Every day leaders are constantly dealing with challenges, change and an inevitable degree of daily firefighting. Striving to focus on the longer-term goals to survive, thrive and grow, as well as managing and motivating their team. To do this, leaders need to be aligned and aware of what’s truly happening especially if they’re to understand …

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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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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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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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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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