Infographic: Common myths and misconceptions about internal comms

It doesn’t belong to one person or department, social media is not a tangential distraction, and it’s not about telling people what to do.

Have you ever wanted to clamber onto your desk and tell your colleagues what, exactly, your job entails?

If so, we have a delightful infographic from Alive with Ideas (based off a post written by Rachel Miller) that busts enduring myths about the role of internal communications. Feel free to disassemble these stubborn misconceptions from the top of the nearest conference table—preferably town-crier style with a scroll and at max volume:

“Internal communication belongs to one person or team.” Regardless of whether they realize it—or if you acknowledge it—every one of your colleagues carries some measure of the internal storytelling burden. If you try to control the corporate narrative and put a lid on creativity outside your departmental orbit, you’ll miss out on compelling stories, diverse perspectives and fresh insights. As the graphic says: “Internal communication is too important to be left to one department.”   

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