To get to great, first drive out the bad…

The notion of moving from ‘good to great’ is often used as a key driver in encouraging improved performance within organisations. But a fascinating article by Huggy Rao and Robert I. Sutton in McKinsey Quarterly suggests that if you want to create and spread excellence, you should start by eliminating those negative, destructive behaviours that... Continue Reading →

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The state of Internal Communications 2013-2014

Gatehouse have released their fifth annual State of the Sector report, looking at the key challenges facing Internal Communications in 2013-2014. Conducted in November 2013, the survey received 157 responses from organisations ranging in size from a few hundred people to more than 50,000 employees. The full report is well worth a read, as always,... Continue Reading →

Intranet best practice for 2014

The Nielsen Norman Group have published their 2014 Internet Design Annual. As usual it provides some great insights into the latest trends and best practices in the use of digital solutions for internal communications. Great intranets are being created faster Creating a new intranet, from beginning to end, took this year’s winning teams just 16.7... Continue Reading →

Why it really is better to give…

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone, but the more the members of an organisation help one another the more successfully they are all likely to be. Indeed, a recent study by Michigan State University, even suggests that co-operation is a key element in the evolutionary process and groups that indulge in largely... Continue Reading →

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