Our thoughts

The art of kindness

Dedicate time to being kind   Kindness. It’s a small word, but kindness can have a huge impact on the wellbeing of people around us.
 So much so that 17th February has been officially designated Random Acts of Kindness Day.  The Oxford English Dictionary defines...

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The creative power of character communication

Exploring character engagement   “To infinity and beyond...” Most people will recognise the above quote... from a computer animated, plastic toy named Buzz Lightyear. Buzz and his ragtag gang of toys have entertained and delighted us since Pixar created them way back...

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Banish the blues

Don't worry, be happy   Brighten up your 'Blue Monday' with our get-up-and-go guide Feeling blue? You’re not the only one! The post-Christmas lull, unpaid credit card bills, broken New Year’s resolutions and cold dark nights can all add up to a collective feeling of...

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2019 – A look ahead

Looking ahead at 2019   We’ve taken a trip into the mystical realms to predict the internal communications trends of 2019.   Here at W&P, our gifted futurologists have been consulting the Oracle, reading the astrological Internal Communications and Employee...

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2018 Round Up

Looking back on a wonderful 2018   As we head to the Christmas break and thoughts turn to days of overindulgence, presents under the tree and spending precious time with family and friends, it’s got us in a reflective mood.   As a year, 2018 has been a fine...

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A picture of engagement

Capturing the employee experience   Photography isn’t just about taking pictures; it’s about engagement and experience, says our Head of Photography Alan Barton.   I know that's an odd thing to say when 95 million photos and videos a day are uploaded to...

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Brexit

Lots of noise but why the IC silence on Brexit?   Let’s talk about Brexit. Ok, we know, we’re all fed up to the back teeth with Brexit. But why is it no one is really talking to their people about it? This year started with a flurry of fresh strategic messaging...

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Making space for difference

Think you have the measure of diversity and inclusion? Step back and take a broader view.People have the capacity to amaze – to floor you with their courage, resilience and humility.   For me, it's the single most enthralling part of being a writer and internal...

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Classic lessons in creepy communication…

Halloween is upon us, and so it’s time for a dubiously crafted comparison between horror films and internal communications  OK, I know there's loads of stuff that likens IC to zombie apocalypses, Star Wars and other film genres, but hear me out. Before I start though,...

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