It’s International Women’s Day, so don’t buy me flowers

It’s International Women’s Day, so don’t buy me flowers

March 8 is International Women’s Day. On this day, many organizations will have installed members of HR and communications teams in marble-clad lobbies, handing out chocolates, single roses and pink pens with the company logo. But here’s the thing. It’s not Valentine’s Day.

We share our thoughts for how businesses can meaningfully connect with the women who work for them, on a day that’s never been more significant.

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CPR for your workplace social network

CPR for your workplace social network

Does your workplace social media network need a lifeline? Nearly half of organizations are struggling to get their social networks to perform as expected. But it doesn’t have to be the blue screen of death for this channel: here are our top 5 tips for breathing new life into your enterprise social channels.

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When Communication = Motivation

When Communication = Motivation

I have to be honest. For the last week, I didn’t want to be here. I’d just come back from a dream holiday, and was feeling self-indulgently miserable about returning to reality. But while general malaise passes, it’s important to recognize when it’s a symptom of something bigger. Here we suggest 4 communication tactics leaders can employ to build and maintain high performing teams.

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Why communication is the secret sauce in high-performing teams

Why communication is the secret sauce in high-performing teams

Trying to build engagement without looking at organizational communication, is like trying to build a burger without ketchup. We explain why, and how you can use your communications team’s skills to improve organizational performance.

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The 3 biggest internal communications mistakes... and how to fix them

The 3 biggest internal communications mistakes... and how to fix them

Did you know that the average open rate for CEO emails to employees is less than 60 percent? Today’s employees are busier than ever, and bombarded with messages about everything from vital client information to their kids’ orthodontist’s reminders. Here’s how to get your message heard, and make sure the important stuff sticks.

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