Employee engagement and internal communications interviews, ideas and best practices. Every other Tuesday we will be exploring industry best practice and hearing from leading practitioners. We will hear how they are making internal communications, employee engagement and related areas a strategic priority. We will cut through the gloss and get to the down-to-earth, practical issues we face when raising the profile of this essential profession. Craig Smith from The Big Picture People (formally BigPicture Learning) is your host for the show.
Understanding employee motivations | S4 E26
Intrinsic motivation is the drive that comes from within. It's about doing something because it's personally rewarding, rather than for some external reward. In today's knowledge economy, intrinsic motivation is more powerful than extrinsic motivation when it comes to influencing behaviour and performance. This episode explores intrinsic motivation and its measurement, with the goal of helping individual managers and organisations better motivate their employees.
The ROI of Psychological Safety | S4 E25
Psychological safety is a term that many organisations are familiar with, but few fully comprehend its depth and significance. It is more than just a buzzword; it is a crucial element that can make or break an organisation's culture. Our guest expert, with his extensive experience in the mergers and acquisitions industry, shed light on this concept, explaining how it plays a pivotal role in successful organisational integration.
What employees think about IC | S4 E24
In this episode, we explore the findings of recent IoIC Index 2023 research with its authors. The research explores the relationship between internal communications and employee engagement and reveals what employees think about IC. The interview covers the background, findings, and how listeners can use the report in their organisations. The discussion contains valuable evidence practical advice for improving internal communications.
The Alignment Advantage | S4 E23
In this episode, we focus on the misalignment between strategy, culture, and customer experience within organisations. We emphasise the importance of addressing this disconnect and highlight the challenges it can cause. We find out that aligning these issues can provide the ultimate competitive edge by reshaping your strategy, transforming your culture and prioritising your customers and clients.
Internal comms and high performance | S4 E22
Our guest is a Formula One industry expert who discusses the challenges of internal communication and employee engagement in high performance teams. We explore how Formula One teams, despite employing thousands of people, face routine communication challenges like any other organisation. However, what sets them apart is their relentless focus on performance and ensuring that everyone understands their role in driving success. The interview uncovers valuable lessons that can be applied to internal communication practices in other industries.
Dealing with organisational burnout | S4 E21
In this episode, we address the issue of burnout and its impact on turnover and recruitment. These are being driven by the challenges organisations face such as the aftermath of the pandemic, cost of living issues, energy shortages, and climate problems. We explore the importance of helping colleagues reconnect with their sense of identity, vocational calling, and finding joy and fulfilment in their work. Our guest, who has experience in a healthcare setting, shares insights that can be applied to any sector.
Craig is a delightful host! Engaging, smart and easy to talk with. Love his variety of topics and guests!
Engaging and Insightful! 👍🏻👍🏻
Craig Smith's podcast delves deep into employee engagement and internal communications. His thorough preparation and engaging conversations with guests make each episode a valuable resource for professionals in this field. Highly recommend exploring the wealth of insights from various industry experts. Thanks, Craig! 🎧🌟
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I was interviewed by Craig Smith for this podcast, and it was one of the most engaging and interesting conversations I have had about leadership, teams and organizational cultures. Craig prepares for the episode in detail so guests like me are ready to share at their best. And his description of the podcast is very thorough as well, making it easier for potential listeners to find the episodes that are a match for their interests. I hope you will check out NOT ONLY my episode, but many others. AND . . . thank you Craig!