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Internal Communications

Bored by the daily grind

Disengaged by the daily grind? Time to speak up!

Disengaged by the daily grind? Time to speak up!   A friend of mine recently shared on LinkedIn:   “Despite working in an exciting lab, I find myself being worn down by the daily grind. Too much routine seems to be pedantic and saps my creativity in the lab. What are your tricks for staying engaged at work?”   If you’re feeling a bit ‘meh’ about...

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diversity

Diversity is NOT a four-letter word

  Last week, as I’m sure you’ve heard, a Google engineer had his very own Jerry Maguire moment. He penned a 3,000-word memo diving deep into gender biases, and (I’m generalizing here) concluding that biological differences explain why there isn’t equal representation of women in tech and leadership positions. Apparently, according to “Jerry”, women are more agreeable and strive for work-life...

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Choosing a new intranet

Choosing a new intranet solution? Start here.

Thinking of revamping or re-launching your intranet and don’t know where to start when choosing a new intranet provider? Read this first. As employee experience aficionados, we've seen our fair share of intranets (we’ve even built a library for all-things intranet-related). Believe us—choosing an intranet is no small feat. So, here’s our best advice for choosing a new intranet provider wisely:   1. Ask...

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employee experience

The Employee Experience Summit Recap

Last week, I had the pleasure of chairing the Advanced Learning Institute’s Employee Experience Summit here in New York. It was tremendously energizing to step away from my daily work and spend a few days with so many super-smart people who care so deeply about creating meaningful employee experiences. When you consider that the average worker spends about 90,000 hours at...

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internal communications storytelling

Back to the basics: storytelling!

Back to the basics: storytelling!   Here at Brilliant Ink, we believe deeply in the power of storytelling. We don't accept that any communications—particularly those highlighting some of the most important elements of the employee experience—has to be boring. Through our experience writing all sorts of internal communications, we’ve developed the following guiding principles to ensure your communications will inspire enthusiasm—not yawns. Know...

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LGBT Transgender Communication

Transparency in LGBT Communications

Last year, our CEO published a response (see below) to North Carolina's "bathroom bill." Way back in spring 2016, it was widely viewed as the most anti-LGBT law in the country. Of course, the LGBT community faces a number of new challenges today. And while this recent order focuses primarily on repealing protection for transgender students, this is a critical time to communicate with – and show...

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