• Employee engagement
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    An exercise in Employee Engagement that stimulated the body as well as the mind

    - by Michael Hargreaves

    The session was focused on the importance of communicating with employees and the four key areas that contribute to making…

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    How To Engage Employees Who Work Remotely

    - by handh

    If there’s one issue many of our clients regularly approach us with, it’s that they struggle to connect with and effectively engage all their people – especially remote employees.

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    Ensuring Your Company Values are a Priority

    - by handh

    How did you apply for your latest job? CV? Turned up to an interview unannounced? Or maybe you just happened to stumble upon an ingenious ad hidden within the bowels of the internet while nonchalantly perusing data being sent from iPhone apps?

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    Be constructive, not destructive

    How leaders can give feedback that inspires

    - by handh

    Imagine your senior leader or manager gives you a piece of paper and says, ‘I’d like you to write down an honest opinion you hold of me. It can be anything you like. I’m going to put it in a hat with all your colleagues’ feedback, and pick them out at random, so what you say will be completely anonymous’.

    Would you go down the positive route, and write something pleasant and praising? Or would you take the opportunity to point out a niggling issue or failure?

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    The Top 10 #internalcomms Hashtags on Twitter

    - by handh

    Before Twitter adopted the hashtag as its own and built it into the communication behemoth that it is today, no-one really knew what the hashtag key was for.

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    Innovate or Disintegrate: How To Get Your Ideas to Spread in the Era of Innovation

    - by handh

    A couple of weeks ago, our TV screens and social media channels were briefly invaded by dancing bread, singing scones, and croissants doing the worm.

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    How To Find The Time To Do More

    - by handh

    We really hope you have the time to read this blog post.
    After all, ‘I just don’t have time’ is an all-too common excuse we’re all guilty of using. Most probably way too often, and more than likely to justify putting off something that we either don’t want to do or don’t have the motivation for (not to worry, we won’t name-shame).

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    How Being “Bored” Can Enhance Creativity

    - by handh

    Have you ever had one of those moments where you’re minding your own business, not really doing or thinking of anything in particular – and all of a sudden a wonderful, ingeniously creative idea pops into your head out of nowhere?

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    Don’t feed your employees mushrooms – feed them comms

    - by handh

    Ah, mushrooms. They’re the ‘meat of the vegetable world’, and the giants who towered above the land before the dinosaurs…

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    How colour can make your messages stick

    - by handh

    If you’re reading this around lunchtime – and you also happen to be working in an office that’s predominantly red…