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Employee Communication: The Emperor Has No Skills

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 8.17.2017

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In a thoughtful e-book titled “The Top 10 Barriers Communicators Face,” the Grossman Group shares the ten most common barriers to effective communication that leaders construct. The e-book provides actionable tips about how to address the problem with executives.

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Topics: internal communications, employee communication

How an Engineer Wrecked Employee Experience

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 8.8.2017

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Thousands of words will be penned and spoken in reaction to a document titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” an engineer’s 3,300-word document on “ideological diversity.” Some will argue that we must respect dissenting voices in the workplace, and others will express outrage over flawed thinking about gender. 

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Topics: employee experience, employee communication

Cut Me Some Slack: Why You Need a Dedicated Communication Channel

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 8.3.2017

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A number of news outlets reported that Slack is raising a $250 million round at a $5 billion valuation. First things first -- congratulations to the Slack team for creating such incredible value for their company. It’s a goal all startups aspire to.

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Topics: employee experience, employee communication, HR communication

Change Management: Takeaways from Worksite Wellness

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 7.27.2017

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Now that we’ve inspired our employees by casting a vision of a successful company change, let’s explore how to implement successful employee behavior.

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Topics: employee communication, future workplace, change management

Change Management: Inspiring Through Communicating Vision

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 7.20.2017

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Change management experts have created a wide variety of change management models (as mentioned in our last blog). Many models emphasize the importance of casting visions of the change you want to make and devising a communication plan to get there.

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Topics: internal communications, employee communication, change management

Change Management: Understanding 5 Levers for Change

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 7.13.2017

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Information about change management best practices is widely available to anyone looking to facilitate organizational change. We can turn to companies that specialize in managing change or reference the staggering number of change management models, which range from simple to complex.

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Topics: employee communication, change management

Change Management: Enlisting Your Key Influencers

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 7.6.2017

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As HR leaders, managing change within an organization is one of the most difficult and critical tasks we face. In fact, the management of change within an organization is often the first critical step in driving new business initiatives, such as entering new markets, acquiring operations and talent, or increasing overall productivity and performance.

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Topics: internal communications, employee communication, change management

How to Use Employee Communication to Ensure Corporate Social Responsibility Becomes Part of Daily Corporate Culture

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 6.29.2017

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In a recent article, entitled CSR Values: A Healthy Dose of Show and Tell, Linda Grensing-Pophal points out how CSR “has taken hold in companies around the country and the globe.” Also, in the article, Christen Graham, president of Giving Strong, Inc., a social impact consulting firm, speaks to the communication elements that ensure that CSR values “become an integral part of the corporate culture.”

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Topics: internal communications, employee communication, HR communication

3 Ways to Build a Strong Company Culture with Employee Communication

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 6.22.2017

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“Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” a famous quote attributed to Peter Drucker, is one of many maxims tightly linking corporate culture and business strategy. The sentiment has been expressed in numerous ways:  “culture beats strategy,” culture trumps strategy, and the more explicit, “culture determines and limits strategy,” referenced in Organizational Culture and Leadership by E.Schein. The implication is clear:  a strong culture is greater than an organization’s business strategy.  But weighing them against each other to see which one is greater is an unnecessary exercise.  What’s clear is that culture is critical to achieving an organization’s vision and mission. 

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Topics: HR communication

We had a blast at SHRM17!

Posted by EmployeeChannel on 6.19.2017

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We had a great time meeting everyone at SHRM17 in New Orleans this year! 

We hope you had time to drop by for a quick demo of our product at SHRM, but we know how crazy conference schedules can be!

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