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Internal Communications

Meaningful Connections

Making meaningful connections, instead of small talk

A few weeks ago, several Brilliant Inkies, myself included, attended ALI’s 5th Annual Strategic Internal Communications Conference in Boston. It was an excellent gathering of professionals representing a wide range of industries, organizations, geographies and backgrounds. (My colleague Becky, shared one of her personal highlights from Crayola, and Kate shared some of her all around favorite wicked smart takeaways.)   One of...

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“Rules of the Playground”: Culture Change at Crayola

For over 115 years, Crayola has helped parents and educators raise ‘creatively alive’ kids. What Crayola stands for is refreshing — they celebrate children’s originality and self-expression, encourage wonder, adventure, and dreaming. Simply put – “inspire everything imaginable.” What’s also refreshing is that this authenticity carries over internally, and Crayola recognizes the culture they create with their people is the...

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Peer-to-Peer Recognition Programs We Love 

Here is an interesting fact: 60% of companies fund at least four to six different types of recognition programs. While this is a promising statistic, I wonder how many of those programs are peer-to-peer recognition programs. Does it matter if you have a peer-to-peer recognition program? The short answer is yes.   Peer-to-peer recognition programs uncover wins that a manager might not...

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GDPR: What the What?

In recent months, you may have noticed that many of the websites you visit are asking you to acknowledge their updated privacy policies. You can thank GDPR for that. The GDPR — which stands for General Data Protection Regulation — calls for stronger data protection rights for people in the European Union and officially comes into effect on May 25....

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Time to Get Agile

I manage various creative projects for Brilliant Ink. I touch everything from benefit guides to Employee Value Propositions (EVPs) to intranet rollouts and everything in between. I bridge the gap between right and left brains, designers and lawyers, and content experts and tech gurus. One way that I like to bring different groups of people together coherently is by using Agile Methodologies. Although Agile...

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