As we prepare to take a brief pause for the holidays – and hope you do, too! – we’ll first take a moment to reflect on the challenges we faced this year: increasingly passionate employee bases; global, domestic, and online uncertainty; developing data and communication methods; and the many other factors that contributed to the year that was for internal communicators in 2022.
In looking back, we’re happy to continue our holiday tradition of a year-end roundup episode: one podcast with highlights from our 2022 conversations, in just a few minutes. Here are some of the top insights from this year’s slate of IC experts:
- Victoria Dew on her firm’s report, The New Rules of Employee Experience & Communications, and how internal communicators can turn listening into action and, with more in-depth insights from workers, better define the future of work.
- When news broke of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in March, Sharon and I surveyed the world’s reaction to the conflict and pondered a pressing question for internal communicators: “How can we help?”
- Mike Klein – our “welcome rebel” – on the importance of digging into data, progressing internal communications as a function, and closing the gap between what organizations say and what they actually do.
- Robin Fretwell Wilson on the challenges facing organizations in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v Wade ruling that had legalized abortion.
- Andy Gilman on building organizational awareness and processes to combat cyber-attacks, the number one potential crisis facing most organizations.
- Caleb Gardner on his new book, No Point B, and how we can creatively develop solutions to the unique challenges of today’s transformational world.
Thanks for tuning in. Sharon and I wish all of our listeners happy holidays and can’t wait to speak with you in 2023!