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Best Practices

Internal Communications Best Practices Summer 2016

Internal Communications Best Practices – Summer 2016

  Last week, I attended ALI’s 2016 Strategic Internal Communications conference in Boston. It gave me the chance to connect with some really smart folks in our business, and gain insights into key trends and the latest internal communications best practices that shape the work we do every day.   The event chair, the incomparable Steve Schenbaum, kicked  off the event with some...

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Will your company take a stand?

The response to recently passed legislation in North Carolina - widely viewed as the most sweeping anti-LGBT law in the country - has been loud and widespread. Musicians have cancelled concerts, organizations have pulled conferences and other events, and increasingly, companies are expressing their disapproval. Paypal and Deutsche have both cancelled plans to expand operations to North Carolina, citing the discriminatory...

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Pave the way for your people

Few things make me happier than celebrating the achievements of women and seeing people rally around International Women’s Day. This week, I couldn’t get enough of Facebook posts, articles and shout-outs to strong, successful women who forged their own paths and took risks, big and small, to challenge themselves. How can you inspire your people (women and men) to climb higher...

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Focusing on Your Employees

Do you really need to hold employee focus groups? The answer is yes. Among the many kind descriptors for millennials, one of the most common and pervasive is that they are entitled. I’ve heard it time and again as a big hurdle organizations must “deal” with as they march into the future. However, things get a little murky when trying to figure...

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Ready, set, goal!

“If I set a New Year’s resolution, I always achieve it.” - said no one ever. There are a million reasons why New Year’s resolutions fail, but change is at the heart of them all: changing priorities, changing circumstances, changing commitment levels and changing accountability. We all know it’s the right thing to do – to give yourself lofty goals and work...

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Your Intranet Sucks

Your Intranet Probably Sucks – Here’s How to Fix It

Have you ever loved your company’s intranet? I’ve yet to hear an employee rave about their internal portal and the ways it’s a time and sanity-saver in one. Seriously, Google the words “intranet” and “sucks” and you’ll come up with 97,600 hits. So is a functioning intranet the stuff of legend? Could an internal site be useful, concise, and delightful – all...

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