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Eight Good Ways to Break Bad News

When a client asked about the best way to share bad news during times of change, the following guidelines came to mind. These were designed from the perspective of a corporate communicator with change management responsibilities, but any leader or manager sharing difficult news with direct reports might also find them useful. Be Empathetic: Stating […] Read More

Calculating the Cost of Workforce Zombies

In looking for ways to innovate and grow how many organizations have placed renewed emphasis on workforce engagement? Along with profit-to-earning-ratios how many have calculated the cost of workforce disengagement? The cost of creating workforce zombies in a down economy is considerable because motivated and engaged workers are the ones that help struggling organizations back […] Read More

5 Ways to Encourage Workforce Feedback on the Intranet

In considering ways to get more employees to provide feedback on an internal corporate site, as a client recently asked, it’s good to remember that feedback is provided when there is an assurance that the worker’s voice will be heard, considered and acted upon. This is a cultural issue, really. Companies modeling a consensual decision-making […] Read More

Social Media with Executive Support Bridges Gap between EE Appreciation and Inclusion

The promise of social media in the corporate context is inclusion—inclusive, consensual decision-making, not tacit acknowledgment. There’s a difference. I was privy to a conversation with an individual at a particular organization who left for a time and then returned: Senior leader: “I think you left because you felt like you weren’t appreciated for what […] Read More

Redeeming the Lowly Employee Newsletter

When it comes to choosing communication channels employee newsletters are viewed as an anachronism by most organizations, harkening back to days when publishing required something more from us like manual layout, typesetting and the assistance of a graphics or print shop. Like other traditional communication vehicles, newsletters nosed out into traffic on the digital highway, […] Read More

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