Doshia Stewart, Vice President of Global Corporate Communications for Allegion, joined us for a Think Thursday open discussion of common challenges, how organizations can help battle burnout and disengagement of talent, and how to address the challenge of the “always on” mindset.
Delta Variant and the Return to Abnormal
The global pandemic has brought leaders one of the biggest challenges of our generation. Just as communicators thought they had figured out remote working routines, and as some companies started going back to their offices, the Delta variant changed the equation and the number of cases resurged.
Supply Chain Disruption
Jennifer Flake, Executive Director of Communications for Global Operations at Ford Motor Company, joined us for a Think Thursday to discuss the pandemic's effect on supply chains.
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.
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.
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.