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Volume 17 of the Journal of internal communication is out now

Volume 17 of the Journal of Internal Communication is here! In this issue we are keeping you up to date with the latest IC trends, including a series of articles on the phenomenon of employee experience.   What’s in Volume 17? How do you acknowledge accomplishments, without turning your recognition scheme into an administrative nightmare. Learn […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

To make a difference, internal communication needs to speak up

It’s time for internal communication to refocus. Influencing employees by shaping the organisation’s ‘official’ narrative has always been the profession’s raison d’être. Not only is the effectiveness of all this debatable but it also misses the bigger picture, says Marc B. do Amaral. A plea for a broader perspective on internal communication: the communicative organisation. […]

Spring clean your internal communications

Jenny Nabben argues that internal communicators should spend as much energy reducing the ‘noise pollution’ faced by their audiences as they do producing content. Spring is traditionally a time for getting rid of the old and welcoming the new; a time to declutter and create the space for new beginnings. But when it comes to […]

We need a communication strategy. And we need it now!

Heard this one before? Then you’re not alone. It’s what most seasoned communications business partners are accustomed to hearing at some stage in their career within large networked organisations. Uzma Mohamedali offers some tips to avoid slipping into chaos when asked for a communication strategy. Now, more than ever, businesses are looking to implement their […]

Looking back at a decade of internal communication research

With the largest set of respondents to date, Gatehouse’s tenth anniversary edition of State of the Sector has continued to highlight and underline the trends that exist across our industry. We summarise the key standout themes here.   1. The Office 365 Effect is gaining momentum In this year’s report, we heard how the juggernaut […]

Five Questions to… Vicky Neame

After experiencing a largely prescribed working life in the military, not to mention in her first job in civvy street, Vicky Neame decided it was time to take control of her own destiny. In this article, she tells us how she got into internal communications and what she loves about her new role. How did […]

Volume 15 of the Journal of Internal Communication out now

Last December, Gatehouse joined forces with Gallagher Communication, the world-class experts in reward, benefits and HR communication. It’s been a busy time, but it hasn’t distracted us from putting together another great issue of the Journal of Internal Communication for you. We’re delighted to feature a selection of great articles: Lucy Braun and Sergey Datsenko […]

2018 State of the Sector Report & Webinar

2008 was a year of much change! The global credit crisis hit, Barack Obama became US president and Gatehouse launched the first State of the Sector! Ten years later, we are pleased to release our 2018 State of the Sector report, the most global and comprehensive to date with over 650 responses from practitioners all […]