Posts tagged "Communications"

Change can be hard, but it is necessary

All companies are going through changes, and must handle them in some way. Things are no different where I work: Our CEO has resigned to be the CEO of a larger industrial company. Meanwhile, we have a strong and experienced management team to steer the company. One of our competitors just announced that shareholders representing 86% of our shares have accepted their offer, and they can potentially buy us. Until...

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The changing communication landscape

I have worked in the communications and learning areas ever since the 90's, and my current job is as a communications manager. One thing that has struck me is how the communication landscape has changed the last couple of years. For many, being a good communicator traditionally meant being good at writing. No matter the subject and its complexity, you could turn it into a well-tasting and beautiful dish, that was easily...

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Using an intranet to increase engagement

Disengagement at work is a real and big problem for companies. According to Gallup’s 2011-2012 numbers, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. The rest is either Non-engaged or Actively disengaged. Gallup’s definitions of these groups, featured Gallup’s definitions of these groups, featured in Harvard Business Review (HBR) here, are: “Engaged employees work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. They drive innovation and...

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Communicate – the second C and the humane digital workplace

This is the third post in my journey towards working with a humane digital workplace. It started with "Building a humane digital workplace" (listing the 5 Cs) and followed up with "Connect - the first C and the humane digital workplace". The second of the Cs is Communicate, and the 30.000 feet overview of our intent with Communicate is: Open, transparent and active communication are the keys to our success Listen...

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