45 episodes

Business Communications Strategist, Jenni Field, shares tips and advice on how to take your organisation or team from chaos to calm. In these 15 minute episodes Jenni covers a variety of topics from employee communications, organisational culture, leadership and hybrid working.

Redefining Communications with Jenni Field Jenni Field

    • Business
    • 4.8 ‱ 19 Ratings

Business Communications Strategist, Jenni Field, shares tips and advice on how to take your organisation or team from chaos to calm. In these 15 minute episodes Jenni covers a variety of topics from employee communications, organisational culture, leadership and hybrid working.

    Chaos to calm: Bonus episode – Remotely Interested? research S4

    Chaos to calm: Bonus episode – Remotely Interested? research S4

    We had to include a bonus episode for us to share with you our brand-new research into deskless workers called Remotely Interested?
    Listen as Jenni shares why we did it, what we did, and what the results are telling us, so you can look at how you can shift from chaos to calm with frontline or deskless workers in your organisation.
    If you are listening before the 3 October 2023, you can join our webinar where Jenni and Benjamin will be celebrating the launch of the findings. Click on the 2023 link below!
    Thank you for listening!
    Keep the conversation going, ask questions, and share your thinking by joining the Redefining Communications community, and connecting with Jenni on LinkedIn and Twitter.
     
    Resources:
    2019 landing page: Remotely interested? 2019 - Redefining Communications
    2023 landing page: Remotely Interested? 2023 - Redefining Communications
    Get in touch with the Social Optic team through SocialOptic

    • 15 min
    Chaos to calm: International culture and its impact on communication with Sarah Black S4 E10

    Chaos to calm: International culture and its impact on communication with Sarah Black S4 E10

    In this final episode, Jenni talks to Sarah Black, global communications consultant, about the factors to consider when communicating within an international culture. Sarah talks about the challenges of working across different cultures, miscommunication when it comes to corporate values, and leadership expectations. As well as how small things can cause discontent, a lack of connection, and why people might even come across as rude when that’s completely unintended.
    They share tips and tools to help unpack where you are and where you come from, and really delve into how to think around the environment you are in.
    Global teams can be tricky to engage with so working with Sarah to help people think differently about building strong teams around the world is brilliant when you’re looking at intentionally changing culture. In her latest blog, Sarah shares her tips which include the need to get curious and how to be time zone sensitive. Sarah's blog - Redefining Communication
    Thank you for listening!
    Keep the conversation going, ask questions, and share your thinking by joining the Redefining Communications community, and connecting with Jenni on LinkedIn and Twitter.
    Resources:
    Chaos to calm: Building an inclusive culture with Advita Patel S4 E2  - Redefining Communications (redefiningcomms.com)
    Don’t Shoot the Messenger Podcast - Vicki Marinker Season 2, Episode 6 with Jenni Field on How to build a cohesive and diverse culture that’s fit for purpose.
    World Time Buddy : a practical tool for looking at time zones for global meetings.
    Cultural Intelligence Center: lots of free resources and info about how you can develop your ability to relate and work effectively in culturally diverse situations.
    The Culture Map by Erin Meyer - book and website
    Americans Are Fake and the Dutch Are Rude! By Batja Mesquita, The Behavioral Scientist
    How cultural differences can impact global teams, Harvard Business Review, 2021
    Leading with cultural intelligence - David Livermore
    Get in touch with Sarah here on LinkedIn or through their website www.athrucommunications.com

    • 20 min
    Chaos to calm: How to manage difficult conversations with Louisa Clarke S4 E9

    Chaos to calm: How to manage difficult conversations with Louisa Clarke S4 E9

    In this penultimate episode of season four, Jenni is joined by Louisa Clarke who is a specialist on how to manage difficult conversations. Are you a confrontation avoider? Louisa talks about moving away from the concept that having a difficult conversation involves being aggressive and bolshy. Louisa and Jenni discuss tips and tricks to help difficult conversations end up in a nicer place that cuts through the power dynamic. They talk about why having difficult conversations, setting boundaries, and setting expectations is our path to freedom, enabling things to run more smoothly. And how to do it in a way that’s warm and packed with values and integrity.
    Having difficult conversations at work is something many leaders and managers struggle with. It’s such a big topic for some of our clients so chatting to Louisa about the chaos it can bring and how we can help people bring calm was a useful discussion for those struggling with it. You’ll find some of Louisa’s latest thinking in her latest blog where she shares tips for navigating some of those tricky issues at work. Louisa's blog - Redefining Communication  
    Thank you for listening!
    Keep the conversation going, ask questions and share your thinking by joining the Redefining Communications community, and connecting with Jenni on LinkedIn and Twitter.
    Resources:
    Calm Edged Rebels podcast, Season 2, episode 3 - How to say no: creating balance and boundaries
    How to have a difficult conversation blog by Jenni Field
    Get in touch with Louisa through their website here www.confidentlythere.com or via LinkedIn

    • 18 min
    Chaos to calm: Why every leader needs a coach with Jo Twiselton S4 E8

    Chaos to calm: Why every leader needs a coach with Jo Twiselton S4 E8

    There might be several items addressed in this episode with change communication consultant and leadership coach, Jo Twiselton, that will make you think, “Huh, that’s me!” Jo and Jenni talk about why every leader needs a coach to help guide them through this ever-changing world.
    Leaders are human too and you need to look after yourself first and foremost. Jo reveals some great tips that you can put into practice.
    As an executive coach, Jo is often working with the team to facilitate conversations and advise on change programmes. Jo has worked with several of our clients helping them through change and in her latest blog for us she shared some of the reasons why and how coaching can help leaders as they navigate through organisational change. Jo's Blog - Redefining Communication
    Thank you for listening!
    Keep the conversation going, ask questions, and share your thinking by joining the Redefining Communications community, and connecting with Jenni on LinkedIn and Twitter.
    Resources:
    Comms Reboot - the communication unconference by Redefining Communications
    Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than IQ book by Daniel Goleman
    Leadership Coaching: From Personal Insight to Organisational Performance book by Graham Lee
    Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It book by James Kouzes and Barry Posner
    Get in touch with Jo here LinkedIn

    • 18 min
    Chaos to calm: Managing reputation and risk with Eva Maclaine S4 E7

    Chaos to calm: Managing reputation and risk with Eva Maclaine S4 E7

    Join Jenni as she talks to communications strategist, Eva Maclaine, about managing reputation and the risks involved. In a world where technology and social media can highlight anything, whether it’s true or not, maintaining a good reputation is high on leaders’ priorities. They discuss how working with integrity and mindfulness is key when navigating your way through managing your reputation.
    Eva joined the collective team in 2022 as we found clients needed a little advice on reputation management and the role of employees. Eva’s expertise here means she is perfectly positioned to help leadership teams and communication teams consider the ethical and reputational impact of decisions.
    Thank you for listening!
    Keep the conversation going, ask questions and share your thinking by joining the Redefining Communications community, and connecting with Jenni on LinkedIn and Twitter.
    Resources:
    Eva blog - Crises, chaos and calm - Maintaining untarnished reputations
    Bell Pottinger case study | PRCA
    Government shuns CBI lobby giant after rape claim - BBC News
    Get in touch with Eva through LinkedIn

    • 17 min
    Chaos to calm: Finding calm within your communications team with Katie Marlow S4 E6

    Chaos to calm: Finding calm within your communications team with Katie Marlow S4 E6

    In this episode, Jenni is joined by Katie Marlow, an expert in internal communications and many other things! They touch on the importance of the internal communications role when organisations feel chaotic, have too many priorities, or poor communication. Katie offers advice on how to reduce the chaos and find your calm.
    Katie has been part of the collective team since the business started and has worked as retained support for clients for a number of years, helping them review and reshape their communication strategy. Katie also gets involved in our internal events and you find out more about the work we do here in this case study Setting our direction - a virtual event for LifeArc
    Thank you for listening!
    Keep the conversation going, ask questions and share your thinking by joining the Redefining Communications community, and connecting with Jenni on LinkedIn and Twitter.
    Resources:
    'Leaders now value internal comms' - CIPR Inside report
    Resources (cipr.co.uk) click on CEO RESEARCH REPORT for the ‘Making it count’ report
    Avoiding the hurry habit: comms and leadership trends 2023 blog by Jenni Field
    A model for internal communication strategy and planning blog by Jenni Field
    Get in touch with Katie Marlow here LinkedIn

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

*forevercurious* ,

A must listen for everyone working in communications

This weekend, I used travel time to listen to all 20 episodes of this podcast. It was excellent - interesting, informative and easy to follow. All communications professionals should listen. I loved the references to further reading and TV programmes, so I’m now looking forward to working through that list. Jenni chose very thoughtful examples to help get points across and bring colour to what was being explained (the bread and skywriting analogy will stay with me). It’s five stars from me!

piggiesarecute ,

Informative and full of content

Informative, interesting and I like the fact it’s short, bullet point format full of content in a short episode

Carly Cannings ,

Full of great tips and relevant advice

I listened to the episode managing remotely and found it really insightful. Jenni was so easy to listen to and covered lots of practical advice that I’m sure many leaders will find incredibly valuable. I’m looking toward to listening to the next episode. I would definitely recommend tuning in.

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