Effective Written Communication

Whilst it’s not the only way to communicate, but effective written communication in the workplace is extremely important and relevant. ‘Time is money’ and the more time wasted on inaccurate and lost messages, the more money a business loses. For example, lack of detail in a memo or email...

Wendy the Wagtail and her lessons in communication

The incident got us talking about communication and assumptions.  The initial exclamation from my colleague hadn’t given enough information; and on first glance it did look very much like Wendy had collapsed.  It was only when I got up and went to look for myself, and when we waited...

The Survey Initiative And Vimto Win Silver At CIPR Pride Awards

We, along with soft drinks giant, Vimto, have won silver at the CIPR Pride Awards (Anglia, Thames and Chiltern) for Best Internal Communications Campaign. Here’s our case study outlining the work we did with them. Vimto Vimto is an international soft drinks company owned by Nichols plc, with sales...

The Survey Initiative And Vimto Make Shortlist Of CIPR Pride Awards

We’re delighted that our work in partnership with soft drinks giant, Vimto, has been shortlisted for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations CIPR Pride Awards (Anglia, Thames and Chiltern) for Best Internal Communications Campaign. We’ve been working with Vimto for three years and have helped the company achieve incredibly...

Lhyk shoeteng ghoti in ah baruhl

You are probably thinking my spell checker is broken from the title, but you’d be wrong (I know this as it is showing angry red lines under the words above as I type this). What I have written makes sense when you speak it out loud, even though it...

“Send Three And Fourpence, We’re Going To A Dance”

Strangely enough, it’s rather fitting that I should start this blog by explaining the title. Some years ago, military orders and messages were relayed down the line via a series of radio transmissions. The radio operator had to listen carefully to the command and repeat the message onto the...

Set Out Your Business Resolutions

At this time of year, people reflect on the year gone by and look to make New Year’s resolutions for the coming year. And there’s no reason why businesses can’t make resolutions too, after all they are every bit as important. However, as most us know, it’s all too...

Have You Got A Scary Boss?

With Halloween just a matter of days away, I started to think about all things scary. When I was young, I was scared of all sorts of things, my dad, the school bully, monsters under the bed, ghosts in the wardrobe, you name it, but not so much these...

The Survey Initiative delivers multi-lingual internal communications survey

Schaeffler Case Study We are pleased to announce that a new case study has been made available via our website. The case study details our recent work with Schaeffler to deliver a multi-lingual internal communications survey to over 12,000 employees across the Asia Pacific region.  One of the main...

Thinking about measuring the success of internal comms – read this first…

  There is very little academic research into the area of employee communication and Chen et al (2006) argue ‘a review of the research on organizational communication practices has been ignored.’ Before undertaking the research consider your end goal; are you looking to measure the effectiveness, reach, impact or...