Change Management

Editor’s note: Summer 2022

PLUS ça change, plus c'est la même chose meaning the more things change, the more things stay the same, is a French phrase that always resonates with me. During the past two years, in particular, we have all become accustomed…

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Interview: Exit interviews are great, but ‘stay interviews’ are even better

THERE has been an increased focus on business relationships in recent years, and executives know the value in building, nurturing and maintaining relationships in organisations, writes Orla Clancy. It's been far from easy. Increased uncertainty has created challenges for organisations.…

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Interview: The Great Resignation – reality or myth?

THE foundation of public relations and communications is building relationships with stakeholders, writes Orla Clancy. It is widely acknowledged that employees are an organisation’s greatest asset and main stakeholder. It’s no wonder, then, that communications has a central role in…

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Interview: Lead with agility, authenticity, and candour during times of change

HOW closely linked are change and communications? How can executives ensure a smooth transition in their organisations during times of change? What can be done to improve the employee experience? Strategic’s editor-in-chief Orla Clancy recently learned more about how change…

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Insight: Has public relations earned a permanent seat at the decision making table?

PUBLIC relations is a dominant field of practice embedded across many levels of business and society, writes Michael Collins. However, the profession faces an ongoing struggle to gain recognition as a proven strategic management function.  At the top of professions,…

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Opinion: Demand for PR needs to be met with more investment in talent

DURING the pandemic, The New York Times ran a short series of articles; a collection of tales documenting easily achievable goals (‘It’s Never Too Late to Learn to Ride Horseback’), and seismic life changes (‘It’s Never Too Late to Ditch…

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Opinion: Attracting employees in the new working world

DURING the immediate months after the peak of Covid-19, when things started returning to somewhat ‘normalcy’, opinion leaders noted that the working world was going through a period called the ‘Great Resignation’ as workers started to assess what was most…

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Opinion: Understanding changing expectations to attract top talent

IN the age of remote and hybrid working, employment opportunities extend far beyond the boundaries once set in a pre-Covid-19 world, writes Sadhbh Sullivan. For most, work no longer has a set office, and for some, it doesn’t even have…

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Opinion: Lamenting the lack of leadership in layoffs

WE all know healthy communication is the bedrock of leading well and fostering trust, writes Courtney Malengo. Yet for all that knowledge, there is ample opportunity to improve. While many of us lament about leaders who behave badly, we are…

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News: Drury announces new leadership team and structure

IRISH independent public relations agency, Drury, has announced five senior promotions and the evolution of its leadership structure. The promotions see the appointment of three divisional managing directors, a chief operations officer and a financial controller. The new appointments are…

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Excerpt: Successful Employee Communications

AN excerpt from chapter 1 ‘Making the case for employee communication’ of the second edition of Successful Employee Communications by Sue Dewhurst and Liam FitzPatrick. What exactly is employee communication? Let’s try to get something straight at the start. We’re…

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