The Gatehouse Blog: Oct 2018

11th edition – take our State of the Sector survey!

This week, we’re launching the 11th edition of our State of the Sector research! You can take part now at: www.gatehouse.co.uk/survey. Are you interested in channel use and message effectiveness? Or would you like to learn more about leader and line manager communication? State of the Sector provides a definitive, global view of the internal […]

Behind the Curtain: Europol

Our “Behind the Curtain” series offers us a glimpse at the inner workings of an organisation. This time, we’re taking a sneak peek at the internal communications of Europol, one of the biggest policing agencies in the world, and how a small communications department managed to unite employees from all walks of life. Europol, or […]

Energising the ‘outage’ workforce at Dungeness B power station

Rebecca Cavanagh, Internal Communications Officer at EDF Energy’s Dungeness B power station, talks about how she manages to not only keep more than 1,000 temporary employees engaged on a maintenance project for three months, but how to make them thrive and feel part of ‘Team Dungeness’. At the end of August, here at Dungeness B […]

Working Out Loud: promoting a new approach to collaboration

Barbara Schmidt, a certified Working Out Loud coach, explains how she came into contact with Working Out Loud and why the methodology reflects the way effective organisations should be working in the future. Can you tell us about Working Out Loud? Working Out Loud is an approach to collaboration in the workplace theorised in a […]

Hardwiring internal comms to organisational goals

Continuing our focus on the strategic underpinnings of internal communication, this post is all about the art (or is it a science?) of objective setting. As we’ve discussed previously, the starting point for internal communication planning should always be the strategy, goals, priorities, issues, challenges or opportunities the organisation itself is grappling with. Great internal […]

Let’s talk about EX

There are few things as disruptive or costly as good people walking out of the door. Organisations wanting to hold on to their very best people must invest time and effort in strengthening and maintaining the employee experience. Matt Frost from Gallagher Communication shares five tips to create a great EX, or employee experience. Whether […]

Storytelling in the age of collaboration and productivity

As the intranet goes social and turns into a collaborative platform, it loses its traditional role as a news channel. Vodafone Germany’s Head of Executive and Internal Communication Steffen Henke argues that internal communicators should keep in mind that content is still king and focus on creating impactful and resonant content for today’s tech-savvy and […]

Creating healthy engagement at Natures Way Foods

Last year, Stephanie Jones was responsible for rolling-out Workplace by Facebook at Natures Way Foods. She explains how she planned the launch and shares the learnings so far. Nature’s Way Foods supply retailers and food service companies with prepared salads and fresh ‘food to go’ products. Over 70% of our staff work on shifts with […]

Building a Better Mousetrap (and Getting People to Use It)

  Note: Gatehouse and Gallagher Communication were not affiliated with the project detailed in this article, nor is this article an endorsement of Gatehouse or Gallagher Communication by Philips. Philips’ Director of Communication Channels Dennis Agusi shares his experience of implementing a global, tag-based intranet. In 2016, we tasked ourselves with a seemingly impossible task: […]

The five hallmarks of a great IC function

Gatehouse, a Gallagher Company, has collected huge amounts of insight into how leading organisations communicate with their people through auditing dozens of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, carrying out our annual State of the Sector research and interviewing over 150 thought leaders in our Journal of Internal Communication. As the summer season begins, Gatehouse’s […]