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Paul Chin, in his 'The Evolution of Corporate Communications', realizes that communicating to hundreds, sometimes thousands, of employees within an organization is no mean feat.

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This challenge is further complicated in organizations with a global presence, where corporate headquarters is responsible for delivering the same message to satellite offices in geographically dispersed locations.

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And don't fool yourself in thinking that there's some long process of deliberation when they receive one of these messages; most corporate communications will grab the attention of an employee for no more than a few seconds — if at all.

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It's within that very narrow window of opportunity that they will decide whether to read something or toss it aside.

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Communication is a two-way street; it requires a sender and a receiver: if no one is listening, you're just a crazy person talking to yourself.

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Anyone involved with corporate communications needs to be aware of their receivers' habits and idiosyncrasies before deciding on message and medium.

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It wouldn't make sense to use technology-based communications with an audience who's not tech-savvy without first providing them with adequate training.

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In the '90s, the IT industry was abuzz with the concept of push technology, a method of delivering content to users' desktop without requiring them to actively seek it out.

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The technology, however, never lived up to its hype and communications fell back to old stalwarts: the intranet and e-mail.

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Momentum is also growing in the corporate environment for RSS, where organizations are beginning to see that RSS can be used to pick up where e-mail left off as an internal corporate communicator.

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