We believe that the best way of making a message stick is by word of mouth. Using our Corporate Grapevine approach, we deploy a range of techniques to inspire people about the message and to have the right conversations to live and breathe what you are trying to achieve.
A study back in 1997 showed that employees of Fortune 1000 companies send and receive an average of 178 messages every day by telephone, fax, email, pager, and voice mail. Today the volume of messages employees send and receive is almost incalculable, so fast is it increasing.
In a world of speed, transparency and complexity we think that the best way of getting people to engage with an important initiative is to encourage them to have a conversation about it.
We loved Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling book 'The Tipping Point' so much that it gave us an 'ah-ha' moment about employee communication. Give a few persuasive people a sticky story to tell, create the right environment for them to succeed and the engagement with your message follows.
We believe these are the essential ingredients for a healthy corporate grapevine and we use this approach to help organisations engage their people with everything from a new business strategy to changes in their performance management system.
High-functioning teams are what make high-performing companies successful. They achieve high levels of creativity, involvement and collaboration because their members trust one another, share a strong sense of group identity and have confidence in their effectiveness as a team. We deliver practical, cost-effective half-day and full-day workshops for internal communications teams, focusing on the core skills of strategic influencing, leadership communications and persuasion.