Monthly Archives: October 2011

How much is sickness absence costing your business?

This calculator from Bupa looks at what sickness costs in different sectors. It’s a really useful tool in proving the value of coaching, therapy and communication to maintain the wellbeing of people. http://www.bupa.co.uk/business/all-business/workplace-health/workplace-absence-calculator

Posted in Internal Communications | Tagged

5 reasons employees keep their mouths shut

We liked this blog by Brett L. Simmons.  Study reveals why workers censor their opinions. Job safety, anyone? There is a difference between employees not speaking up at work because they don’t have anything to say and not speaking up … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Employee Engagement, Engagement, Internal Communications

Have you joined Google+ yet?

The march of Google continues. After two-and-a-half months in closed testing, Google is preparing to widen the availability of its social network, Google+, to the public. Add Karen to your circles. This link from Simply Communicate explains more: http://www.simply-communicate.com/google-now-open-public

Posted in Communication

Pondering presentations

Here are some thoughts about traditional presentations from our Sydney associate, Cath Lawrence … I was at a conference recently and I ended up pondering that we’re at a really interesting stage in terms of what we expect from presenters … Continue reading

Posted in Presentations

What is Pecha Kucha?

Last month I attended a meeting run by Extra Group about Pecha Kucha, a presentation technique recognised as stemming from the Japanese art movement as a way of delivering information concisely.   The principle is very simple – 20 slides … Continue reading

Posted in Presentations

What skills do communicators need now?

We recently attended a talk at the International Association for Business Communicators (http://www.iabc.com/) where the recruitment company VMA (http://www.vmagroup.com/) presented research findings about the communication industry. Some of the findings of interest were:      Top five skills for development … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, Communication

Experience the change curve like never before

We all know about the change curve in theory – and most of us have experienced it in some form at work or in our personal life. But how do we manage people, emotions and communication at each stage of … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Communication, Leadership, Leadership Communication Skills, NLP Coaching