Strategies for clear communication in today's muddled corporate environment
Corporate communication involves much more than just motivating employees and dispensing good PR. It represents a tool to be leveragedand a process to be mastered. The Power of Corporate Communication shows managers and executives how to communicate effectively with fellow employees from the mailroom to the boardroom, and even between organizations and across industries. Fully accessible and refreshingly nonacademic, it creates an easy-to-follow map of the world of corporate communication, with workplace-tested approaches for addressing common challenges. Written by two leaders in today's corporate communication fieldPaul Argenti is the author of 1994's groundbreaking Corporate CommunicationThe Power of Corporate Communication is replete with careful analyses and real-world examples and case studies from leading organizations including Sony, Coca-Cola, and GE.
This book provides strategies for effectively communicating with all constituencies, external and internal - and boosting corporate reputation and your bottom line. Effective corporate communication requires a carefully formulated and implemented program, one that will both craft your corporation's image and protect that image when problems arise."The Power of Corporate Communication" is today's most straight-talking guide for mastering the art - and leveraging the power - of corporate communication. Dozens of field-tested techniques provide solutions for internal and external corporate communication challenges. Insights from today's leading corporate communication experts combine with real-life examples from global corporations including Microsoft, Johnson and Johnson, and GE to examine: key components of the corporate communication function; methods to manage multiple constituencies and deliver consistent, relevant messages; crisis communication tactics, and the dangers of creating "spin" as opposed to facing problems head-on; a successful communication program is central to everything your organization accomplishes, or hopes to accomplish.Let "The Power of Corporate Communication" provide you with the tools you need to establish and maintain that program - and build a corporate communication program that provides you with a strategic advantage.
'If left unaddressed, issues of corporate communication can come back to haunt a company; when addressed, they can extend its success. Our hope is that you will use "The Power of Corporate Communication" as a field guide in building your company's reputation' - From Chapter One.Pick up a copy of today's "Wall Street Journal", and odds are that you'll find a front-page story of a troubled company grappling with a highly public crisis. Now ask yourself: could that situation have been alleviated - or even avoided completely - if executives in the corporation had practiced more effective communication? In nine cases out of ten, the answer will be yes. "The Power of Corporate Communication" outlines a program for creating a powerful, consistent corporate image that will provide measurable long-term benefits and value to your organization.Written by two of the most influential pioneers in the study of corporate communication, this timely book reveals: techniques for being responsive - and effective - in communicating with all forms of media; the importance of strong employee communication programs in carrying out corporate strategy and mission; methods for partnering with governments and communities; strategies for communicating with analysts, investors, customers and other stakeholders; and, steps for building corporate reputation.
In today's media-saturated "Age of Transparency," network news programs, cable channels, advocacy groups, and chat rooms are constantly on the lookout for corporate slips and blunders. Scores of high-profile incidents reveal the harsh consequences to companies that fail to recognize the importance of effective corporate communication. "The Power of Corporate Communication" shows you how to give your company's communication programs the weight they deserve. It will help you regain control of your public image, and craft a consistent corporate voice and image - one that will pay bottom-line dividends when the next corporate crisis hits.