Heads Up #33 - The science of uncommon sense

October 9, 2017
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Welcome to episode #33 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators will find interesting. 

Here are this week's stories:

Five takeaways from the 2017 Intranet Now conference in London (Stephen Byngall) 

Why does internal comms struggle for respect? (Martin Smith) 

The science of uncommon sense (Csaba Toth) 

Building the employee experience with technology, ‘loops’, and trust (Marginalia) 

How to Use ‘Swipe Files’ to Become a Better Writer (Gatehouse) 

Metrics Drive Behavior and Culture (Gerry McGovern)

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Heads Up #32 - Internal Communications rising in importance

October 2, 2017
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Welcome to episode #32 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators will find interesting. 

Here are this week's stories:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #31 - 3 ways you’re failing remote workers

September 12, 2017
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Welcome to episode #31 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators will find interesting. 

Here are this week's stories:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #30 - Cracking the collaboration nut

August 28, 2017
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Welcome to episode #30 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators will find interesting. 

Here are this week's stories:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #29 - Why writing will make you smarter

August 21, 2017
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Welcome to episode #29 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators will find interesting. 

Here are this week's stories:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #28 - Do communicators need certification?

August 14, 2017
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Welcome to episode #28 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators will find interesting. 

Here are this week's stories:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #27 - The ways your brain manages overload

August 7, 2017
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Welcome to episode #27 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators will find interesting. 

Here are this week's stories:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #26 - Signs your infographic sucks

July 31, 2017
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Welcome to episode #26 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators will find interesting. 

Here are this week's stories:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #25 - Does diversity increase creativity?

July 17, 2017
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Welcome to episode #25 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators will find interesting. 

Here are this week's stories:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #24 - How to give people the one thing we all crave

July 10, 2017
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Welcome to episode #24 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators will find interesting. 

Here are this week's stories:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads up #23 - The engagement dangers behind the wisdom of the crowd

July 3, 2017
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This episode of Heads Up is supported by StaffConnect.

Welcome to episode #23 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators will find interesting. 

Here are this week's stories:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Ep #51 - ICology Live at PRSA Connect

June 20, 2017
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At this year's PRSA Connect conference in Denver, ICology host Chuck Gose was the closing keynote and conducted a live episode of ICology, featuring guests and attendees from the annual employee communications event. Interviewees were called up on stage to answer a few questions from Chuck and possibly even guests. In this episode, you'll hear from:

  • Sean Williams, True Digital Communications
  • Kelli Newman, Piedmont Health
  • Chris Wagner, Bananatag
  • Nicole Kroul, ACT
  • Kristen Bowser, Dayton Children's Hospital
  • Becky Graebe, SAS
  • Nancy Weaver, Cosmopolitan Resort of Las Vegas
  • Amy Jenkins, Chipotle
  • Madison Suarez, Chipotle
  • Debra Capua, Davis & Company
  • Ally Bunin, Brighton Health Plan Solutions
  • Elisabeth Wang, Connect conference chair 

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Heads Up #22 - Is employee engagement a leaky bucket?

June 19, 2017
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This episode of Heads Up is supported by StaffConnect.

Welcome to episode #22 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators will find interesting. 

Here are this week's stories:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #21 - 169,000 people tell us what makes a workplace great

June 12, 2017
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This episode of Heads Up is supported by StaffConnect.

Welcome to episode #21 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators will find interesting. 

Here are this week's stories:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #20 - How corporate values get hijacked

June 5, 2017
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This episode of Heads Up is supported by StaffConnect.

Welcome to episode #20 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators will find interesting. 

Here are this week's stories:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #19 - How long does employee advocacy last?

May 30, 2017
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This episode of Heads Up is supported by StaffConnect.

Welcome to episode #19 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators will find interesting. 

Here are this week's stories:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #18 - Overcoming resistance to change

May 22, 2017
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This episode of Heads Up is supported by StaffConnect.

Welcome to episode #18 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators will find interesting. 

Here are this week's stories:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Ep #50 - A fresh take on digital signage

May 17, 2017
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In this episode of ICology, listen to Belén Alemán from Meltwater talk about how important their digital signage network is to connecting their global employees. Belén is now the learning and development manager for Meltwater but when she ran internal communications there, she launched a global digital signage network for Meltwater's domestic and global offices.

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Heads Up #17 - Designing employee experiences

May 15, 2017
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This episode of Heads Up is supported by StaffConnect.

Welcome to episode #17 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators should pay attention to. Here are this week's stories:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #16 - Data nerds unite!

May 8, 2017
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This episode of Heads Up is supported by Bananatag

Welcome to episode #16 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators should pay attention to. And if you’re already subscribed to ICology, you don’t need to change a thing.

Here are the stories shared this week:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Ep #49 - Color me HR

May 4, 2017
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In this episode of ICology, Sarah Cooper, author and creator of The Cooper Review, shares her thoughts behind the creation of "Color Me HR, an activity guide for HR pros." It's a very creative and fun approach to the challenges that many in HR and communications face.

Download the guide and you can complete the onboarding maze (don't get caught with the bad security photo), color pictures to avoid the office party lawsuit and more. This approach is a unique way of tackling normally boring or threating topics with a bit of humor. 

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Heads Up #15 - Defining a digital culture

May 1, 2017
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This is episode #15 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators should pay attention to. And if you’re already subscribed to ICology, you don’t need to change a thing.

Here are the stories shared this week:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #14 - Trust people or policies?

April 24, 2017
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This is episode #14 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators should pay attention to. And if you’re already subscribed to ICology, you don’t need to change a thing.

Here are the stories shared this week:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup.

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #13 - LIFTing your IC to action

April 17, 2017
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This is episode #13 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators should pay attention to. And if you’re already subscribed to ICology, you don’t need to change a thing.

Here are the stories shared this week:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Ep #48 - 7 ways to sharpen your comms copy

April 12, 2017
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In this episode of ICology, Caroline Roodhouse, content manager at Alive With Ideas, shares how communicators provides both reminders and advice to communicators about how to give the written word more meaning and impact.

Caroline provides seven ways to sharpen your comms copy. These tips were initially provided in an infographic but in the podcast she's able to provide some depth and counsel to each. Caroline is quick to point out that for many these seven should be reminders. But since we are creatures of habit, we all fall into bad routines.

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Heads Up #12 - Are you suffering from EAD?

April 10, 2017
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This is episode #12 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators should pay attention to. And if you’re already subscribed to ICology, you don’t need to change a thing.

Here are the stories shared this week:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads up #11 - Shining a light on hidden figures

April 3, 2017
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This is episode #11 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators should pay attention to. And if you’re already subscribed to ICology, you don’t need to change a thing.

Here are the stories shared this week:

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Ep #47 - A strong internal communication foundation

March 22, 2017
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Stephanie McCarty is the VP of Communications for Taylor Morrison, one of the nation's largest home builders and land developers. In this episode of ICology, she shares examples of how she and her team are helping the company build a strong foundation of internal communication, including launching a new mobile-friendly intranet and helping craft the company's employee value proposition. 

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Heads Up #10 - What communicators can learn from Deion Sanders

March 13, 2017
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This is episode #10 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators should pay attention to. And if you’re already subscribed to ICology, you don’t need to change a thing.

Here are the stories shared this week:

  • How your gut helps and hurts you when you present (Forbes) 

  • The valued characteristics of a communication-focused intranet (Marginalia)

  • Tips for creating an intranet employees want to use (Edelman)

  • Did you know (you’re wasting your readers’ time)  (text wizard)

  • 6 must-know writing tips to get your business noticed (Crystalee Beck)

  • What Deion Sanders taught us about self worth (Kristin Hancock)

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Ep #46 - Snackable internal videos with Verizon

March 8, 2017
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On this episode of ICology, listen to Edward Ford from Verizon about their internal video news program they produce on a daily basis. Edward is the enterprise community manager at Verizon's headquarters in Baskin Ridge, NJ.

He's one of four communicators who hosts the daily program called "Up To Speed." Edward shares their process for creating the videos, how they select the news items featured and who gets to be on the daily video.

The focus for Verizon was to create content in a new way for employees who can be "up to speed" with corporate content in just a few minutes. It's a great lesson for other communicators who looking to create snackable content for employees who are on the go and desk-based.

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Heads Up #9 - Creating content with meaning

March 6, 2017
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This is episode #9 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators should pay attention to. And if you’re already subscribed to ICology, you don’t need to change a thing.

Here are the stories shared this week:

    • Engaging Employees in Your Company Purpose: Physical Environments and Amenities (Mike Lepis)

    • Good Content Is Creating Meaningful Content

    • Unveiling the mysteries of… Organisational Development (All Things IC)

    • Hey, Internal Communicator: Don’t Be an Order Taker (Alison Davis)

    • 3 Ways to Manage Cultural Change During a Merger or Acquisition (CultureIQ)

    • 10 ways to use feedback & data to put employees in the internal communications driver's​ seat (Ephraim Julius Freed)

    • Love learning all about communication and engagement? (Katie Marlow)

    • Chatbots 101 (Sharon O'Dea)

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #8 - Aspiration, Inspiration & Perspiration

February 27, 2017
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This is episode #8 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators should pay attention to. And if you’re already subscribed to ICology, you don’t need to change a thing.

Here are the stories shared this week:

  • Fake news & internal communications (Sean Williams)

  • Three ways to apply the hook model to internal email (Bananatag)

  • Culture change communication: inspiration vs aspiration (Realm)

  • The tension between technology and engagement in the workplace (Forbes)

  • Supporting line managers: cascade confidence, not communications (Alan Oram)

  • Why IC can’t get on with HR (simplycommunicate)

  • Cracking the culture code (Dragonfish)

  • A case for cognitive corporate communications (Jeff Herrington)

  • Is it the channel that’s not working -- or the content you’re pushing through it (Elizabeth Baskin)

Three events:

  • March 28-29 - ALI's Digital Workplace Summit, Las Vegas, NV
  • May 23 - simplycommunicate's smileexpo, London, UK
  • June 11-14 - IABC's World Conference, Washington, DC
  • June 14-16 - PRSA Connect, Denver, CO

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Ep #45 - What’s trust got to do with it

February 22, 2017
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Trust is a topic that has come up on a lot of ICology episodes, but this time it's intentional. In January, Edelman released the 2017 Trust Barometer. Every year, it sheds light on the role trust plays in all sorts of professional relationships at the personal level, including CEOs. Trust in CEOs had the largest drop of any category and is at the lowest it's ever been. Ever. 

In this episode of ICology, Tamara Snyder, Executive Vice President at Edelman, adds some flavor and context to this year's data. But while this year's report may shed a negative light on relationships with CEOs, there are silver linings for communicators to act on. 

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Heads Up #7 - Fake news and internal communication

February 20, 2017
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This is episode #7 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators should pay attention to. And if you’re already subscribed to ICology, you don’t need to change a thing.

Here are the stories shared this week:

  • Fake news & internal communications (Sean Williams)

  • 7 deadly sins of employee communication (Chicago Tribune)

  • You are a human. Write like one. (Jostle) 

  • The people power of transformations (McKinsey)

  • So many tools, so much confustion (CMSwire)

  • A better boss, you will be (Ira Gottlieb)

Three events:

  • March 28-29 - ALI's Digital Workplace Summit, Las Vegas, NV
  • June 11-14 - IABC's World Conference, Washington, DC
  • June 14-16 - PRSA Connect, Denver, CO

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up #6 - Are you a trusted advisor?

February 13, 2017
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This is episode #6 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators should pay attention to. And if you’re already subscribed to ICology, you don’t need to change a thing.

Here are the stories shared this week:

  • Managing organizational hierarchies in a world of networks

  • Investigating the role of the trusted adviser 

  • 3 reasons pulse surveys don’t work 

  • Is social media addiction a generational thing? 

  • Building an IC function from scratch 

  • 6 ways to get the most out of team meetings

Two upcoming webinars:

  • 2/21 - State of the Sector
  • 2/23 - Communicating Company Activisim

All original links are also available at learnicology.com/headsup

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Ep #44 - Gatehouse’s State of the Sector 2017

February 8, 2017
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This episode of ICology welcomes back past guest Simon Wright, owner of Gatehouse. For the past nine years, Gatehouse has produced the annual State of the Sector report. He shares some of the trends more than 400 communicators shared about internal communication, along with challenges, channel use and leadership/manager communication. 

State of the Sector is the longest established survey of the internal communication and employee engagement landscape, informed by responses from hundreds of practitioners around the world. This year’s report once again reveals some fascinating facts…

  • Where IC practitioners will be focusing their efforts in 2017
  • What channels they consider most/least effective.
  • In particular, how successful social platforms are and how much progress has been made with mobile communications
  • The average IC spend by size of organisation
  • The size of in-house IC teams

It's a must-read for internal communicators and you'll enjoy hearing some of the context behind this year's data. 

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Heads Up #5 - Search and destroy

February 6, 2017
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This is episode #5 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators should pay attention to. And if you’re already subscribed to ICology, you don’t need to change a thing.

Here are the stories shared this week:

  • This is your brain on communication (Ted)
  • Search and Destroy! Delete your way to intranet success (Intranetizen)
  • Millennial communication professionals in the workplace (Institute for PR)
  • Zone Leadership (Geoffrey Moore)
  • Culture, simplified (Lisa Jackson)
  • The biggest challenge facing internal communications (Matthew Morgan)

Two upcoming webinars

  • 2/8 - How to get your employees hooked (Bananatag)
  • 2/21 - Good internal comms practice (IABC EMENA)

All original links are available at learnicology.com/headsup

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Ep #43 - A LUV affair with internal communications

February 1, 2017
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There are a few companies out there who have been known for a while for creating unique and consistent employee experiences. One of these is Southwest Airlines.

In this episode of ICology, hear employee communications specialist Sydney Leonard talk about the challenges of communicating to on-the-move employees in the aviation industry, of which 83% are union. She shares the key channels Southwest Airlines uses to keep employees up to date, along with the challenges social media presents their internal communications team. 

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Heads Up #4 - You down with EVP?

January 30, 2017
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This is episode #4 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators should pay attention to. And if you’re already subscribed to ICology, you don’t need to change a thing.

Here are the stories discussed this week:

  • An 'Employee Value Proposition' Mindset Just Might Fix Employee Engagement
  • An Internal Communication Time Machine 
  • 5 habits to break in 2017 
  • 3 management styles that kill the employee experience 
  • Altimeter’s Top 13 Digital Trends for 2017 
  • How to use data to make killer content decisions 

And two events:

  • Digital Workplace Summit, March 28-29, Las Vegas
  • PRSA Connect, June 2017, Denver

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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Heads Up! #3 - Trust, trust and more trust, plus the top 10 intranets

January 23, 2017
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This is episode #3 of Heads Up!, a weekly podcast summarizing research, writing and retweets that I think communicators should pay attention to. And if you’re already subscribed to ICology, you don’t need to change a thing.

Here are the stories discussed this week:

  • 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer (Edelman) 
  • The Neuroscience of Trust (Harvard Business Review)
  • How to share news with employees, with no leaks (Recode) 
  • Companies don’t have effective brand ambassadors (Gallup) 
  • 10 best intranets (Nielsen Norman Group) 
  • Generating true value in IC (Gatehouse) 
  • Is your digital transformation merely a digital overlay? (Digital Doughnut) 

And one event:

  • Digital Workplace Summit, March 28-29, Las Vegas

But I don’t want this to just be what comes across my screen. If you see things you think I should talk about here, share them with me. Could be a new infographic. Or a great case study. Perhaps a webinar. Send a Tweet to @learnicology or an email with the link to headsup@learnicology.com.

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