Your employees only read a policy if they think they may have broken it. Perhaps it’s not a policy that you need?
(Digital and Social) Avengers Assemble
Last week I helped a law firm to reposition their social media policy as part of a wider review of their ’employee handbook’ – their contract with and for their employees. I was really interested to see the “fluffy bits” (their words) relegated to the end of the document – these looked a lot to […]
Shaper, shape sorter, shapeshifter?
SocialNow, Lisbon, 6 and 7 June 2019 There was a moment on Saturday afternoon under the blue skies of Lisbon, where it felt like a moment from the first Avengers movie. Something to do, perhaps, with the angular lines and balconies of the venue (imagine Captain America and Black Widow chatting about the end of […]
The changing role of the internal communicator, part two (or, my first nine months in marketing)
I think I’m a shaper… Yesterday, after weeks of inner discussion (and outer…my family and friends would argue!), I updated my LinkedIn profile to show that I’d left Grant Thornton and started something of my own – Paul Thomas Digital (well it’s the mot du jour is it not??!) was born, almost by accident. It […]
ESNanon – an unconference for ESN professionals
This is part two of a post I wrote back in 2013 about the changing role of the internal communicator. On Thursday 5 May 2016 I’m co-running a session on the future of Internal Communications at the IoIC Live conference (http://www.ioic.org.uk/events/ioic-live-2016.html) so now seemed as good a time as any to unblock my blog and explore […]
Las Vegas: Why speak at events?
A repost from Rachel Miller’s All Things IC blog…written by me http://www.allthingsic.com/esnanon Come and air your ESN successes and stresses Who can you turn to in your contacts book to ask for confidential advice and guidance about all things enterprise social network (ESN) related? I regularly get emails from people asking for my opinion, but what […]
Time to think in Las Vegas!!
This week I’m using ‘downtime’ in Las Vegas to think about changes to my role over the last few years. I wrote in a previous blog post about the changing role of the internal communicator and one of the biggest changes for me has been attending and speaking at events. As I ready myself for a […]
It’s our party and you’re not invited!
Now here’s a rare event in the life of an internal communications bod – an enforced week away from the bosom of the office in…Las Vegas. And it’s work! Me and a colleague are off next week to an über-conference in the desert of Nevada to share our ESN success story at JiveWorld 14 and […]
Some people have all the fun
Spurred on* by the success of our project to bring an ESN (Enterprise Social Network) to our people in Grant Thornton UK LLP, our Grant Thornton International colleagues have launched a global event to bring collaboration to our 30,000 plus people worldwide over three days. Our people have been encouraged to talk about this on […]
Return of the Yak and the continuing evolution of Internal Comms
Full Service Digital Agencies. There are a lot of you out there and I’m sure I’ve heard from most of you in the last 4 or 5 years. There’s nothing you can’t do, you are full service after all. So my question, and why I find it hard to find a reason to use many […]
image I wrote a post last year following the first, brilliant Big Yak unconference about the changing role of the internal communicator, as well as some other emerging trends from the day. Rather than eulogise about this year’s event too much, (it was great, brilliantly organised again by The IC Crowd ladies and their band […]