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The Succession Trap

CEO turnover is on the rise, but are companies prepared? Jason Dressel and Betsy Hoag of History Factory joined us to discuss their recent report which explores succession planning and leadership transitions. We examined what makes a successful transition, the difficulties associated with succession planning and the role that history can play in the process.

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LGBTQ+ Issues Move Communicators to Act

Many people who identify as LGBTQ+ assert that Pride Month has been co-opted by companies who mistake updating their brand mark in rainbow colors for allyship. We researched leading companies that are honoring Pride Month to celebrate real action: seeking the views of LGBTQ+ employee groups to influence the marketplace, develop new products, attract and retain talent, and creating a welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds to bring their authentic selves to the workplace. “Equality means more than passing laws. The struggle is really won in the hearts and minds of the community, where it really counts,” said Barbara Gittings, an American LGBTQ+ equality activist.

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Intranets: The Rise of the Employee

Shortly after the rise of the internet in the mid ‘90s, companies began using this technology to create early versions of intranets. Recall those early measures of success? Moving paper copies of company directories online, creating central repositories of printer drivers, and replacing hulking binders of benefits details with internal HR pages.

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Think Thursday: Beam Suntory’s Sustainability Case Study

As the expectations of businesses continue to evolve, leaders are recognizing the need to act on sustainability.

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Pandemic Fuels Communication Innovation in 2020: Astellas

As a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Tokyo, Astellas quickly mobilized to support its patients and employees, while mitigating anxiety and uncertainty. The challenge: how to keep Astellas US employees engaged and informed while continuing to serve patients during a time of radical disruption. This was also an opportunity for Astellas to strengthen its connection with employees, wherever they worked.

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The Evolution of Measurement

Kate Northway, EVP, Corporate Communications & Integrated Solutions at Omnicom Public Relations Group, joined us for a Think Thursday to explore the evolution of measurement and our ability to leverage analytics to optimize and expand our work across organizations.