‘The game changer: Communications as a catalyst for organisational success’

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2019

Are you a global communicator? Meaning: are you occupying a communications position in a multi-national company?

Does your company have production sites, or offices, or individual colleagues working in different regions around the world?...

W hen I first heard the term 'radical uncertainty', my mind immediately turned to the work of Hyman Minsky, a relatively unknown economist back in the 1950s, who spent his...

As director of communications at Reddit, Anna Soellner communicates to and on behalf of 300 million active users spread across 138,000 different communities.

Recorded live at The European Communications Summit 2018 for the...

The stereotype of lonely people is that they are less socially skilled, less achieving and less competent than the general population. None of these characteristics seem typical of chief executives.

Yet loneliness troubles many successful...

The winners in business have shifted markedly in the last decade.

When the 2010s began, the world’s 10 most valuable public companies by market capitalisation were based in five countries, only two of them were in the tech sector, and none...

Communication is the sister of leadership, yet in many organisations and across our profession, we fail to demonstrate the impact of effective internal communication.

Working in a communications role in the UK’s National Health Service NHS...

Some might say that the greatest enemy to proactivity is the almighty organisational chart. Those lines and boxes may keep people organised but they also keep us confined, especially in a function like communications where lines and boxes...

In recent years, gamification has become a trendy tool that many believe to miraculously solve any communication problems faced by a company.

I do not believe in miracles, but rather work hard (in corporate communications specially) to...

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are generally understood to bring about an improved market position, an increased corporate footprint or superior product offering.

Before an M&A is completed, shareholders, analysts, employees and...

Fraud can be found in many aspects of daily life.

Too often, it becomes part of our everyday routine and passes by without much notice, perhaps because national and EU budgets seem to be abstract in comparison with our personal assets....

The European Parliament elections in May this year promise to be decisive for Europe, with forecasts suggesting that anti-EU populist political parties will challenge the incumbent mainstream parties.

Dara Murphy and Utta Tuttlies are at...

Reputation risk has long been explored for by academics, practitioners and professional bodies alike. In the last few years, senior leadership attention for the topic has increased significantly.

Perhaps driven by value destroying scandals...

How do communications leaders keep reputation risk on the agenda? We spoke to Håkon Mageli, comms head at Norwegian branded goods company Orkla about compliance, culture and palm oil.

Interview by Dennis Larsen

Håkon, what...

The CEO is the organisation’s centre of attention.

Internally, the CEO must set a clear direction and enable optimum engagement at a time when most companies and organisations are experiencing radical transformation. Externally, the CEO...

Is the traditional corporate communication function on the endangered species list?

Today, meeting a communication director with a master's degree in strategic management is more common than meeting one with a master in communication. Even...

Whenever artificial intelligence and algorithms are the topic of conversation among communicators, the focus is usually on how these technologies will take over tactical activities – think of automated reporting, chat bots or big data analytics...