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Making internal communications count

The annual internal communication conference from CIPR Inside returns on 1 November 2017, in London, and the theme is ‘Making it Count’. MARGINALIA spoke with Chair, Jenni Field, who offers a sneak peek of what to expect from the event. Field also shares some key findings from the CIPR Inside first ever research around the value that internal communications can bring to the organisation.

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Humility – the key to success in the smart machine age

Machines are becoming embedded in every area of business, enhancing many operational processes. So what’s going to help people stay relevant at work? According to University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor, Ed Hess, “the quality of the human component of the organisation” is very much needed. MARGINALIA spoke with Hess to discuss his new book, Humility Is the New Smart.

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Intranet Now – bringing the future of work to the present

What’s the link between the intranet ‘now’ and the future of work? Learn more from Intranet Now conference founder, Wedge Black. In this interview, he describes the latest developments in the intranet industry and shares valuable intranet lessons and stories with MARGINALIA. Readers are of course encouraged to get involved in his fourth event — the largest intranet conference in the UK — Intranet Now 2017 will take place on 5th October in London.

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Leading in the age of transparency

In today’s transparent, social saturated world, employee brand ambassadors are more powerful than ever. Leadership and communication skills are crucial to engaging employees and, through them, consumers. A recent event by Ketchum Change, in partnership with The Employee Engagement Alliance, explored the latest Ketchum Leadership Communication Monitor research – a global study that looks in depth at the specific attributes of successful leaders and leading corporations.

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Corporate memory and the connected digital workplace

The value of corporate memory has never been in doubt, but how can it be nurtured and retained during a time of exponential technological change? Especially when employees change roles frequently, and contractors come and go. Elisa Steele, CEO of Jive, spoke about these challenges at a breakfast event in London, to shed light on how to ensure that memory does not walk out of the door when employees leave.

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