(c) Can Stock PhotoA client recently asked me to put together a webinar for the company’s internal communication staff on hot trends in internal communications. In addition to listing the trends that were already top-of-mind for me, I sought out thought leaders in the internal communications space to see what was on their radars. Here are the 11 trends that every employee communicator should bear in mind as 2014 approaches.
To read some of the tech trades, you would think that BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) was an IT initiative designed to protect the integrity of company data on employees’ personal mobile devices. The truth Read More »
The intranets I see tend to be the home to content produced by excellent communicators. These smart people understand the role of content in an employee communications strategy. They produce great articles, video and audio. Employees who view their content almost universally like it. Usually, they call me when they can’t figure out why, despite all this, employees turn to a variety of other channels for news, information and collaboration before they turn to the intranet.
In a lot of cases those other channels aren’t optimal. People who need information aren’t on the right email lists, Read More »
(c) Can Stock PhotoSocial media was front and center in the news this week. Facebook announced it was leading an initiative to bring the Internet to the two-thirds of the world that doesn’t have access, while the Huffington Post made waves by announcing it would no longer permit the posting of anonymous comments. In the midst of these stories, other announcements and posts may have slipped by unnoticed. These are the ones I found most intriguing, although you can see all the stories I collected on my link blog, LinksFromShel.tumblr.com.
Upbeat stories get more traction
Consuming the news used to be a depressing affair. “Don’t they Read More »
(c) Can Stock PhotoThe announcement that the Huffington Post will reject anonymous comments beginning next month has sparked debate over online anonymity. The desire to eliminate trolls from the conversation is certainly understandable. Anybody who has read comments on YouTube videos knows how anonymity can drag the discussion into the gutter. Incivility reaches new levels when there is zero accountability. Pretty much everything evil that has been done online has occurred from behind the veil of anonymity.
But I raised an eyebrow when I read Arianna Huffington declare that “Freedom of expression is given to people who stand up for Read More »
The activity stream displaying what employees have been doing is one of the key sections of the Fehr & Peers intranet home page. It can be filtered to display just those employees with whom you have connected, along with other views.
(c) Can Stock PhotoI was away much of this week at IABC’s annual world conference. The news kept pouring in—lots of it this week—making for a content-rich installment of the Friday Wrap. As always, I collect the stories from which I choose Wrap items on my link blog at LinksFromShel.tumblr.com. Add it to your reading list to stay up to date on all the stories I collect based on their newsworthiness.
Replay that twitter stream
Twitter continues to experiment with new services and features as it positions itself to be profitable and continue attracting new users. The latest of these was telegraphed by CEO Dick Costolo on Wednesday: Read More »