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Henry Brown liked Erin Duggins's discussion Where is the Internal Communications function housed in your organization?
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Dannielle Blumenthal replied to Erin Duggins's discussion 'Where is the Internal Communications function housed in your organization?' in the group Internal Communications
"Just because Internal Comm sits in a certain place in the organization or does certain things...doesn't mean that is the right place or that it's doing the right things.  Here is a neat article: "Internal Communications Is…"
Nov 29, 2012
Michele Finley replied to Erin Duggins's discussion 'Where is the Internal Communications function housed in your organization?' in the group Internal Communications
"Erin, This is a great discussion and something we have been struggling with and pushing at our organization.  For us internal communications is a self-defined function of our Communications Team, which sits in our Directorate for User…"
Nov 29, 2012
Dave Hebert replied to Erin Duggins's discussion 'Where is the Internal Communications function housed in your organization?' in the group Internal Communications
"We have a grand total of two -- a chief (me) and a specialist. We will also be looking to fill another specialist position soon. We are always trying to find ways to look bigger than we are (like you do when you encounter a bear in the wild). That…"
Nov 29, 2012
Dannielle Blumenthal replied to Erin Duggins's discussion 'Where is the Internal Communications function housed in your organization?' in the group Internal Communications
"Hi Erin,  Here is my best understanding, based on 7 years of working there and staying in touch afterward. 1 - Internal Comm is written into the charter of Public Affairs so to speak - meaning the web copy that appears on the Intranet…"
Nov 29, 2012
Erin Duggins replied to Erin Duggins's discussion 'Where is the Internal Communications function housed in your organization?' in the group Internal Communications
"I agree 100% Dave.  Alignment with the head of the agency is a must.  It's the only way to help the head of the Agency clarify his vision and promote shared ownership of that vision with staff.   Out of curiosity, how many…"
Nov 28, 2012
Erin Duggins replied to Erin Duggins's discussion 'Where is the Internal Communications function housed in your organization?' in the group Internal Communications
"Hi Dannielle, When you say it is coordinated with Public Affairs, does that mean it is a team within Public Affairs, or is it an informal group coordinated by Public Affairs?  And if the big offices have their own internal communications…"
Nov 28, 2012
Dannielle Blumenthal replied to Erin Duggins's discussion 'Where is the Internal Communications function housed in your organization?' in the group Internal Communications
"At Customs & Border Protection it's in the Commissioner's Office coordinated with Public Affairs. Cross office representation. The big offices have their own internal comm function. Comptroller of the Currency - Communication w/ Chief…"
Nov 28, 2012
Dave Hebert replied to Erin Duggins's discussion 'Where is the Internal Communications function housed in your organization?' in the group Internal Communications
"Erin, Here at the USGS, Internal Comm. is a distinct team in the Office of Communications and Publishing, which is in the Directors Office. And I think that's where it has to be -- if internal comm. isn't aligned directly with the highest…"
Nov 28, 2012
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Where is the Internal Communications function housed in your organization?

Although public affairs is an organization with which everyone is familiar and understands its importance to citizen engagement, agencies often don't put as much effort into engaging their own employees. Research shows that employee engagement can have up to a 30% impact on an organization's performance by any measure, and internal communications should be leveraged as a key employee engagement enabler.  But maybe I'm missing something.  Does anyone else's agency have an Office of Internal…See More
Nov 28, 2012
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Nov 28, 2012
Erin Duggins commented on Bill Brantley's group 'Federal Communicators Network'
"Does anyone know about a technology that has the capability to enable virtual group discussions?  My agency is global and it would be great to have a technology that can facilitate group discussions without having to fly people to one place."
Oct 29, 2012
Erin Duggins commented on Bill Brantley's group 'Federal Communicators Network'
"What are some of the new and innovative ways that your agencies share messages with and increase collaboration among an increasingly younger workforce?  And what methods are you using to promote adoption not only with younger staff, but with…"
Oct 16, 2012

Profile Information

Current Title:
Senior Advisor
Current Agency or Organization
USAID
What Best Describes Your Role?
Human Capital
Educational Background (Degree, School):
M.A. - Organizational Management, George Washington University

M.P.P. - University of Chicago (Irving Harris School of Public Policy)

B.A. - Political Science, Loyola University of New Orleans
Profile Links - Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/erin-duggins/4/395/79b

Twitter - @EDuggins1913
Topics I Care About
Career, HR / Training, Leadership, Performance Mgmt
I work for the government because:
I want to make a larger impact on the world!
My favorite public servant is:
Barack Obama

Erin Duggins's Blog

The Avengers -- Governance Gone Wrong

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 1:54am 2 Comments

It has been almost a month since I wrote my "Does Your Team Look Like The Avengers" blog post and I am still stuck on this movie! You might ask, "Erin, why can't you let it go already?"  Well, it IS a doggone good movie.  But it's also because I realized that there are yet more lessons to be learned from The Avengers.  It almost makes me believe that the screenplay writers were paid…

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Does Your Team Look Like The Avengers?

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 11:59am 8 Comments

I am slumping over my keyboard as I write this blog post.  Why, do you ask?  Because I let my my dear hubby drag me to the midnight showing of The Avengers; a movie that he has talked about ad nauseam for…ohhh…the last two months.

So anyone who has not seen the movie (which is probably most of you), then WARNING! WARNING!  SPOILER ALERT!  If you cringe at the thought of seeing references to the movie before you’ve seen it, then STOP!  Do not pass go…do not collect $200.  If this isn’t…

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Leadership Lessons from Grey's Anatomy

Posted on September 24, 2011 at 3:27pm 12 Comments

I don't get a chance to watch TV often, but there are shows that I definitely make time to watch.  Grey's Anatomy is one such show.  So on Thursday night I tuned in to catch the two-hour season premier of one of my favorite shows. Like many others, I watch TV shows to escape the daily realities of work, home, etc., so I certainly did not expect to catch a lesson in leadership development when I tuned into the Grey's Anatomy for the season premier! For those that missed the show, there was a…

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What federal government leaders can learn from the Best Companies for Leadership

Posted on February 3, 2011 at 3:22pm 1 Comment

If you were like me, on January 25 you sat glued to your television for over an hour watching President Barack Obama deliver his second state of the union (SOTU) address. What is abundantly clear after hearing his address is that it will take more than ideological compromises in Congress to win the future for the world’s largest democracy. Aligning vision and strategy across the behemoth known as federal government bureaucracy is difficult at best. Realigning government structures so that…

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At 9:16pm on May 28, 2010, I.J said…
Hello Erin,

Thank you for joining GovLoop. Please introduce yourself, read our top 10 tips, check out our top groups, invite your colleagues , and let me know if you have any ideas on making GovLoop even better.

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