The Gatehouse Blog: Dec 2016

State of the Sector: Brexit Special

In a survey conducted in July 2016, Gatehouse explores how internal communicators prepared ahead of the referendum, what the impact of Brexit is likely to be on organisations, and what the ‘Post-Brexit’ future holds for IC. Download full report here and infographics here.  Brexit and its impact on the workplace has prompted such a global reaction […]

Creating an IC ‘Centre of Excellence’

Lise Michaud identified a gap in the internal communication landscape for a practitioner-generated community of practice, and has begun to bridge it by creating a global online community for professionals, IC Kollectif. IC Kollectif was founded with the purpose of connecting communication professionals and encouraging knowledge and resource-sharing, creating a global centre of excellence in the IC […]

Top 10 tips to create a failsafe intranet

Intranets – some people love them, others loathe them. Here’s a few key elements to make even the dreariest subject matter more engaging and guarantee your audience visits again.  1. Define it’s purpose Seems obvious, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, this is why many intranets fail. If the purpose of the intranet isn’t clear, it cannot become essential. […]

How digital signage streamlined hospital communication

Andy Savage, Multi-Media Specialist at Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, used digital signage to ensure hospital communications are transmitted immediately to those who need them most. Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital in the northwest of England. As with any hospital, it is a large institution spread across four […]

Enterprise Social Networks: The gift that keeps on giving

Tanya Burak, Group Internal Communications Manager at Savills plc, implemented a new intranet to connect her colleagues across the globe – reinforcing the perceived value of the internal communication function in the process. Savills plc is a global real estate services provider, listed on the London Stock Exchange. We have a network of more than 700 […]

Using Communications to mobilise employees around a new strategy

Paul Tester, Corporate Affairs Manager at Roche, explains how he reshaped his communication approach in order to pioneer a new corporate strategy. Looking ahead at the new challenges and opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, Roche’s UK leadership decided to embark on a new strategy. We wanted every employee to buy into the new strategy, but wanted […]

Take part in State of the Sector 2017 for a chance to win world class IC training and a full year of IoIC membership!

While other IC-focused seem to come and go, our own State of the Sector research stood the test of time. Now in its ninth consecutive year, State of the Sector provides the definitive global view of the internal communication landscape and is brought to you by Gatehouse, the go-to internal communication agency, with support from […]

Professionalising internal communication, one step at a time

 The BBC’s Heather Wagoner is, in her own words, “dedicated to the continued professionalisation of the Internal Communication industry”. In this interview, she explains to us how she set out on this path and what her aims for the profession are. How did you get to where you are today? I began my career in […]

Celebrating a decade as the go-to internal communication agency

It’s hard to believe that Gatehouse is 10 years old! Thinking back to a decade ago, Facebook was a social network linked to a few colleges in the United States and Canada. Apple was still the ‘iPod’ company. The most popular mobile phone was the Motorola Razr. In September of that year – Simon Wright and […]

The Magic of Sustainable Business Success

 Emotional Intelligence and Leadership: the magic of sustainable business success In September, Virginia Hicks and Alison Boothby from Comma Partners brought together some 30 heavyweight communication professionals to share their thoughts and experiences around introducing Emotional Intelligence as a part of their leadership communications strategy. Emotional intelligence is receiving significant attention at the moment in […]