With the rise in conversations about diversity and inclusion, it’s easy to think the conversation is all about ‘soft skills’ or that it’s a box-ticking exercise. The reality is that it’s imperative to work on being inclusive for your organisation. Diverse teams are more productive, innovative, make quicker decisions and more profit. And people are looking for diversity and inclusion […]
When we first meet people, we make immediate assumptions about them in our heads. We all do it, it’s a habit we form and continue through our lives, and it’s something we’re not consciously aware we’re doing. It’s based on our life experiences, on people we know and have known throughout our lives which form our ideas. In our minds, […]
How do you communicate with your audience? Do they engage with your communications, and, crucially, do your communications generate new opportunities for you? Or could it be that your communications are failing to reach and/or resonate with enough of your audience? It could be worse than that – it could be that you are inadvertently excluding people from the way […]
Truly powerful and effective marketing is hard to come by at the best of times, so if in a normal year you would have just been getting by, this year you’re likely to have seen your marketing results take a nosedive as “about good enough” was suddenly very far from good enough. So where did it all go wrong?
When you communicate in your work, how much thought do you give to how that information is received? The truth is that most of us focus far more on what we put out than how others will take it in. So how can we ensure our communications are as inclusive as possible so that we have the desired impact?
We have all got very used to running and attending online meetings. Have you considered how everyone in your team experiences these meetings, and how do you feel about attending all these video meetings? Here are some ideas to think about if you are organising online meetings.