I grew up in the 80s. It was a pretty special time… I’m sure every girl had a poster of that topless man holding a baby, cried when they thought E.T. had died and owned at least one highly flammable neon shell suit. I’d play in the street until…

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Global Trend Awards

This time last year we brought in a haul of nine awards from the GlobalTrend Awards… and we’ve only gone and done it again! This year we’ve been recognised for a series of films that we produced for our client Northwell Health – scooping up a further seven different…

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Carol's spontaneity

On 1st December 2018 I’ll celebrate a whopping 37 years in business. Where did the time go?

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It’s not often that culture gets so hands on… Northwell Health is a non-profit, 66,000 employee strong, health care system based in New York. Northwell isn’t a normal 9-5. You have to be truly made for health care to deliver an exceptional patient and customer experience. That’s why, this…

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Companies that do good in the world tend to perform well too – but why is this? Home’s Liz Clover shares a fascinating book that attempts to explain why. The Human Brand I’ve just finished reading a book that explores why companies that do good in the world are…

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igital internal comms must know #3

Enterprise social networks hold the key to the future workplace – it’s all about sharing the pie… Welcome back to what is the third instalment of my digital must-knows, this time touching upon how internal social networks hold the key to a better informed workplace through social collaboration. We’ve…

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igital internal comms must know #2

The power of personalising your internal comms… As a rule, people don’t like to puzzle over how to do things. As far as possible, a webpage or anything digital should be self-explanatory. Steve Krug’s brilliant book, ‘Don’t make me think’, is about a common sense approach to usability, with…

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igital internal comms must know #1: Data

Want to know if your digital internal communication is working? The proof is in the data pudding! Whether we’re talking about email, websites or apps, digital technology is an incredibly useful medium for internal communication and collaboration. It allows you to easily create and maintain targeted, personalised and measurable…

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Designers on holiday

Here at Home, we are all given a yearly personal development fund to help realise the very best versions of ourselves – both as an employee and individual. The logic is simple: fulfilled and stimulated people make happier Homies. This year, I decided to do something a bit different….

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Feedback - The sh*t sandwhich

It’s British Sandwich Week and to mark the occasion, we think it’s about time everybody said goodbye to the worst kind of sandwich:   The sh*t sandwich / ðə; ðɪ / ʃɪt /ˈsænwɪdʒ; -wɪtʃ / noun a method of delivering some bad news, advice, or a rejection of someone’s idea(s) by…

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Visual Thinking Post 2

We believe Visual Thinking is an amazing tool to help businesses communicate complex stories. A few of our clients asked how the process actually works – so I thought I’d share some secrets… In my last post I talked about the power of images in business communication. Not a…

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Visual Thinking

Visual Thinking is definitely one of Home’s signature bakes. But why is it so important to us? We believe images have a unique power. They make an impact: they stir emotion, convey information and spark reactions – and actions. As humans, images are part of our shared experience –…

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Change management

What has existed for over 50 years and is the topic of over 83,000 books on Amazon? Yep, that’s right; Change management. Yet despite five decades of practice and so much available theory, many organisations struggle to ‘get change right’. We all live busy and often unpredictable lives, and…

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Home onboarding

Remember those first day nerves? You’re not alone! Starting a new job is a pretty overwhelming experience for most of us. But, if that experience is positive, any new starter will quickly settle into the team. And I should know. On my first day at Home three months ago,…

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Home stationary

…we moved into our new building in Unicorn Park. I know Unicorns are magical but even I, the eternal optimist, couldn’t quite believe the difference a building can have on what we do and how we do it. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t as if things weren’t going…

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The science of happiness – Positive Psychology A few of our clients have started talking to us about how they can create more purpose and meaning for their people at work. I love thinking and talking about this as I’ve always been fascinated by what makes people tick. Earlier…

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GlobalTrends Awards

We’re extremely proud to announce that we’re gonna need a bigger awards cabinet. Last week we won a whopping nine at the GlobalTrend Awards. Normally we enter our work for internal comms awards, but this time around we were rubbing shoulders with some really stiff competition and up against…

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Werkshouse Logo

Nope, not a typo. Werkhouse Weekend is a two-day workshop for students, graduates and junior designers, put together by a group of local industry professionals, and held at our friends Taxi Studio, right here in Bristol.   It’s designed to bridge the gap between design graduates’ expectations of the…

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Millennials lonely hearts column

WANTED:  Employer with great reputation, culture and benefits. ABOUT ME: GSOH, autonomous and love to make a difference. Would like to hear from well-located employers with plenty of opportunities…   Is this a wish list for millennials, or simply what everyone wants from their employer? And are millennials really…

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Moving Home

It’s crazy to think that not having enough space affected our business as much as it did, but it was killing us. We weren’t able to have the meetings we needed, when we needed them. Interruptions like ‘How much longer will you be?’ or ‘We need to do a…

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