How internal communicators can ‘future-proof’ their jobs

The times, they are a-changing—and they’re not likely to stand still. Curation, community management and shaping your organization’s mission are in the offing.

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How often do we internal communicators look ahead and consider what skills and knowledge we’ll need to future-proof our jobs?

Some predict that if we do our jobs well now, we’ll create organizations full of communicators, making ourselves redundant in the process.

At the recent #ioiclive16 conference, organizers asked delegates to put their heads together to build the internal communicator of the future and identify what skills we will need. There were some great insights, so we thought we’d add a few of ours to the mix:


For years, internal communicators have lovingly crafted content for various channels, complete with perfect grammar and spelling. Now, with the dawn of ESN and social media, everyone has the opportunity to be a writer. For many organizations it has provided a much needed injection of authenticity, openness and honesty, creating a new culture where employees have a voice and aren’t afraid to use it.

Where does that leave us?

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