A complete guide to implementing a strategic approach to internal communications in any organization. Will help you move your organization to a communicating community sharing open, transparent dialogue to address both internal and external challenges.
Effective internal communications is a much neglected area in the world of business. While most organizations recognize that the external communication between customers and shareholders is crucial to the success of a business, very few consider the implications of their internal communication or develop a clear strategy for it. So while management decisions may be perfectly rational, badly executed communication can leave staff across the organization confused, worried or disinterested.
Strategic Internal Communication offers a complete approach to building engagement, performance and cultural integration in any organization. It looks at the relation between the traditional silos of internal communication, HR and employee engagement and demonstrates, using the new Dialogue Box approach, how to use communication more effectively and strategically to break down these barriers.
We are making great use of the Dialogue Box; it is both innovative and challenging. Our managers find it an excellent analytic and diagnostic tool to improve their
Hisham S Al-Joher, Director, Global Internal Communication, SABIC
Cowan's emphasis on attending to the feelings and experiences of all individuals in order to achieve effective internal communication is a welcome contribution.
Lisa M Cuklanz, Professor and Chair, Communication Department, Boston College
Internal communications, both agency and client side, is crying out for an innovative approach for the 21st century, and this book sets a new agenda, connecting the dots with employee engagement and HR, as well as providing an amazing tool to help clients innovate
Jim Donaldson, EVP, Corporate Communications, EMEA at Weber Shandwick
[C]ontains plenty of helpful insight for anyone who has responsibility for internal corporate communications.
John Gibbs, Leading Business Books
getAbstract recommends his fresh thinking to corporate communications professionals and the executives who establish corporate values.
Dr David Cowan is former Head of Internal Communications at ArcelorMittal, where he developed an award-winning global internal magazine, and restructured the internal communications capability. He coordinated a global team of a hundred to manage the merger integration communications for Arcelor and Mittal. He is currently a senior adviser to Weber Shandwick, and has advised a variety of clients, including SABIC, Honeywell Aerospace, SAP, Vimpelcom, Saudi Aramco and University of Central Lancashire. David has also worked at the World Bank and as a finance and technology journalist. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of St Andrews, where he earned his PhD.
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