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This post is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center.  What can internal communications do to create a sense of belonging among employees? Stated simply: increase employees’ level of motivation. I don’t understand motivation as the act of cheering and encouraging others. I view motivation as providing reasons and motives for action. Internal communicators … Continue reading Internal Communications As a Tool to Create a Sense of Belonging

Global Stakeholder Relationships Governance [Falconi Book]

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Matt Gonring

I had an opportunity to address the Georgian PR Club (Russia) via Skype earlier in April, as a guest of Berdia Natsvlishvili who heads up the Club of PR leaders that gathers regularly in Tbilisi. Berdia is also Country Director for PH International Georgia and has stayed connected with Dennis Wilcox, formerly of San Jose State … Continue reading Georgian PR Club Takes Development of PR Capabilities Seriously!

Pete Smudde PR Research

Family comes first. Within an organization, this idea is true, too. Organizations can include anyone within their definitions of “family.” Moreover, organizations are not only those that qualify as “corporations.” A company’s family could include employees, retirees, business partners, and shareholders. A nonprofit organization’s family could include volunteers, paid staff, and donors. And a professional … Continue reading Internal Public Relations – Family First

When the boundary between work and life gets blurred, employees can easily get frustrated and burned out. Often times, employees are encouraged to become smart “problem solvers,” coping with stress and imbalance on their own. However, individual coping is never sufficient even when it is effective. So, what are the jigsaw puzzle pieces organizations may … Continue reading Work vs. Life for Employees: Is Your Business Part of the Solution?

This is the second in a series of IPR blog posts on the 2013 European Communication Monitor (ECM), an annual longitudinal trans-national survey of European communications professionals. The original post reviewed the overall demographics, methodology and results of the 2013 survey, which received 2,710 responses from 43 countries. It’s clear strategic public relations is an … Continue reading The European Communication Monitor2013 (Part 2): Strategic Issues and Influence

When discussing the laws and regulations of social media, a common refrain is the law is trying to catch up with the technology.  However, in 2013 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took one step closer to catching up to social media’s rapid development by providing guidelines for what constitutes legally sound disclosure practices on social … Continue reading #Disclosure: New FTC Social Media Guidelines for PR

From 60 years of accumulated scholarship about employee communication and engagement, we can safely reach two conclusions: First, organizations that effectively engage their workforces have better business results than those which do not. Second, most organizations do not effectively engage their workforces. Attempting to document why organizational leaders who know what to do don’t do … Continue reading Engaging Employees: Why Do You Think We Don’t?

The 2013 IPR best in class employee communication practices study emphasises that internal communication must evolve to help organisations cope with fast-paced change. With expectations rising and pressures mounting, how can internal communicators ensure they evolve professionally? As an educator and researcher, I’m interested in a  key question: What do evolutionary internal communication professionals need … Continue reading A Framework for Evolving Internal Communicators