Companies know that communication with their people is important. They know that the energies and the enthusiasm of their employees need to point in the same direction. However, in the enthusiastic rush to plug together different components of communication best practice, many organizations are short-circuiting their own efforts."Making the Connections" looks at what a business needs from its people to succeed, what gets in the way, and the role of communication in helping to bridge the gap. It is designed to help companies link the components of their internal communication together for a more effective result.Bill Quirke examines how businesses can use internal communication to achieve differentiation, to improve their quality, customer service, innovation and to manage change more effectively. He describes the why, the what and the how of internal communication - why business needs better communication to achieve its objectives, what internal communication needs to deliver to add value, and how organizations need to manage their communication for best results." Making the Connections" is based on extensive international experience of one of the most knowledgeable and leading authorities on internal communication. This thoroughly revised new edition explores the impact of compliance and regulation, new technology, globalization and the changing relationship between employer and employees on the process of internal communication.