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The Ultimate Strategy to Level Up Your Internal Comms Team

Pinaki Kathiari

By Pinaki Kathiari
Chief Executive Officer

The Ultimate Strategy to Level Up Your Internal Comms Team

I believe a reckoning is coming in today’s business world. We’ll see leaders who prioritize the employee experience and value strong internal communication build sustainable organizations. On the flip side, those who focus solely on the bottom line may struggle with trust, culture, and wellbeing – which will make their bottom line not as strong as it could be.

At Local Wisdom, we believe in empowering internal communication teams to create positive and measurable change within their organizations. That’s why I’m so passionate about the Local Wisdom Internal Communications Team Maturity Model, and that’s why we invested so much time in creating version 3.0.

The Power of Effective Internal Communication

We all know that a strong IC team is crucial for a healthy organization. Studies by Gallagher, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review have shown a clear link between effective employee communication and increased productivity, retention, trust, and financial performance. And yet, too many IC teams often face challenges.

Limited resources, economic downturns, and a lack of understanding from leadership are a few of the barriers that make it difficult for IC teams to secure the support they need. This can lead to a vicious cycle where the “important but not urgent” work of building a powerful IC strategy gets pushed aside in favor of immediate business needs.

That’s where the Internal Communications Team Maturity Model by Local Wisdom comes in clutch.

Your Ultimate Strategy for IC Success

Our maturity model and assessment is designed to break this cycle. This free (yes, you read that right, folks) resource provides a roadmap for building and maturing your IC function, regardless of your organization’s size or structure.

Whether you’re a small business or a large enterprise, leading a corporate-wide communication strategy, or working on behalf of a specific department, the model is your roadmap to success. It’s perfect for both established IC teams looking to refine their strategy and new teams just starting out.

The model and assessment will help:

  • Recognize where your team is today: Assess your team’s strengths and weaknesses to identify areas for improvement.
  • See where you need to grow: Set clear objectives for your IC function and align them with your organization’s overall strategy.
  • Articulate the value of IC: Demonstrate the measurable impact that a properly-equipped IC team can have on your business results.
  • Enact a plan to get there: Align your team, make a case to get the much-needed buy-in (that we all crave), and take action.

By leveraging the model, you can:

  • Develop your IC function in a systematic and realistic way.
  • Create a shared vision for your team’s goals and expectations.
  • Build a strong foundation for planning your team’s development.

It’s More Than Just a Model – It’s a Movement

The Local Wisdom Internal Communications Team Maturity Model is more than just a tool – it’s a call to action.

We believe that IC teams deserve to be recognized for the vital role they play in creating positive employee experiences and driving business success. We want you to feel validated in your current efforts and empowered to take your IC capabilities to the next level.

With the right support and a clear roadmap, you can turn those dreaded Mondays into something your employees actually look forward to.

Get Started Today!

Learn more and take the assessment here. After taking the assessment, you’ll get personalized advice, a full infographic, and a robust strategy guide PDF along with your results!

We’ve also curated the best wisdom from our team and our super friends ContactMonkey, Firstup, Haiilo, Simpplr, Staffbase, and Workshop.

Reach out to our team at Local Wisdom if you need any guidance along the way — we have your back!

Together, let’s build a future where IC teams are thriving and empowered to create flourishing organizational cultures.