Transcript of #CommsChat on transparency, sustainability, and the evolving annual report

This week's chat

This week on #CommsChat we discussed the importance of the annual report, ahead of Communicate magazine‘s ‘The Evolution of the Annual Report’ conference, taking place on the 7 October.

We looked at why annual reporting is so important, what needs to be included to make a successful annual report, and how employers can ensure employees feel engaged in report decision making. We also looked at why sustainability, transparency and sustainability are increasingly integral in reporting on the modern workplace.

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#CommsChat on the evolving annual report

This week's chat

Interested in corporate communications or investor relations? This week on #CommsChat, we’ll be discussing the all-important annual report and how it is evolving. We’ll cover the issues of diversity and transparency, the role of women in leadership roles, and what the future holds for corporate reporting.

See the topics here:

  • How can corporate communicators measure culture, and its implications on the bottom line?
  • How are businesses reporting on diversity?
  • Is the gender pay gap an issue? How can the corporate report help communicate a company’s position on women in leadership roles?
  • How does a company decide where and how to report on sustainability?
  • How do companies ensure transparency within their reporting?
  • What does the future hold for corporate reporting?

Join us! We tweet from @CommsChat and #CommsChat takes place every Monday, from 8-9pm GMT. Anyone can take part in the discussion – simply follow the hashtag here or on Twitter. If you can’t make the chat or would like to revisit it, a transcript will be posted to Storify on Tuesday morning. We’d love to hear your suggestions for future topics – please get in touch with Amy at amy.sandys@communicatemagazine.co.uk or contact us on Twitter with any ideas.

 

Transcript of #CommsChat on ‘Why the simplest idea might be a lazy concept’

This week's chat

 

#CommsChat on why the simplest idea might be a lazy concept

This week's chat

This week on #CommsChat we welcome special guest Andy Bolter (@andybolter) of ideas agency Yes&Pepper (@yesandpepper) to discuss the concept of idea generation – and why the simplest idea might also be the laziest. We will cover how to simplify complex ideas, how to foster productive thinking space, and who the best people to involve in the idea-generating process are.

See the topics here:

  • How can communicators make complex ideas seem simple to clients and customers?
  • Can the first idea be the best idea? How can one tell?
  • When do good ideas strike? How can you foster good thinking spaces or times?
  • Expectations are more complex and ideas more abstract – how can communicators make sure their ideas are relevant?
  • Who should get involved in the process of generating ideas?

Join us! We tweet from @CommsChat and #CommsChat takes place every Monday, from 8-9pm GMT. Anyone can take part in the discussion – simply follow the hashtag here or on Twitter. If you can’t make the chat or would like to revisit it, a transcript will be posted to Storify on Tuesday morning. We’d love to hear your suggestions for future topics – please get in touch with Amy at amy.sandys@communicatemagazine.co.uk or contact us on Twitter with any ideas.

 

#CommsChat on organisational gaps in PR, with the CIPR

This week's chat

This week on #CommsChat we welcome special guests, CIPR Inside (@ciprinside), ahead of the CIPR Inside conference taking place on 4 October. We will look at organisational gaps in internal communications, what they are, and why they exist. We will also discuss strategies to mitigate their effects, and hear from the CIPR about the steps organisations can to take to ensure any gaps are bridged.

See the topics here:

  • What organisational gaps exist in the context of IC? Why do they exist?
  • How can an organisation clarify its message to employees?
  • How can an organisation clarify its message to external stakeholders?
  • What tools and strategies can IC professionals use to help close the gaps in their organisations?
  • Why does closing the gap matter for future employee engagement?
  • What can organisations do to prevent or minimise future gaps?

Join us! We tweet from @CommsChat and #CommsChat takes place every Monday, from 8-9pm GMT. Anyone can take part in the discussion – simply follow the hashtag here or on Twitter. If you can’t make the chat or would like to revisit it, a transcript will be posted to Storify on Tuesday morning. We’d love to hear your suggestions for future topics – please get in touch with Amy at amy.sandys@communicatemagazine.co.uk or contact us on Twitter with any ideas.