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The Great Comms Debate 7 

As more and more people are getting vaccinated, organizations are considering what post-pandemic work might look like:

Back to the office? Hybrid work? Fully remote?

What do we (as internal comms) need to consider as we prepare to transition employees into a post-pandemic work model?

How do we communicate the new rules effectively? How do we gather feedback from people on how the transition is going? And what if we just continue working the same way we did during the pandemic, how do we ensure employees are happy with the work model?

There are no right or wrong answers here, but there is definitely space for an open discussion. And that's exactly what we discussed during The Great Comms Debate 7!

We invited three comms gurus to debate their stands on the future of work from an IC perspective. We posed six statements (timestamped below) and let the guests talk them out until we got some answers!

This quarters lineup of speakers was:

  • Rebecca Sangster-Kelly, Principal Consultant, Communication and Stakeholder Management Coach @ Studium Consulting
  • Monique Zytnik, Senior Communication Advisor @ Open Communication
  • Mike Klein, Principal @ Changing The Terms

Timestamps:

  • 6:21 - WhatsApp is the new water cooler of the remote worker
  • 15:03 - The biggest problem that employees are facing is information overload and bombardment from all directions
  • 25:00 - In reality, there is no such thing as hybrid
  • 35:11 - Remote working is for the young
  • 46:22 - Authenticity is key to leadership communication
  • 52:59 - We are digital communication experts and should be driving this transformation