Communications

Written: Michelle Metzger, Director of Communications at Golden Living “I have no control of X, Y or Z.” When we hear that statement, it sends a signal that we are powerless. That we have given up and become a helpless victim. To me, it seems weak. However, sometimes it also happens to be true. There are times where exerting too much

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Written by: Curtis Hughes What is collaboration? No, don’t Google it. I don’t want Webster’s definition; I want your definition. Hard question, isn’t it? Now imagine trying to actually measure whether or not you are actually doing a good job of collaborating. How do you measure something you can’t clearly define? Impossible, pointless, meaningless? Trust me, I get it –

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Written by: Lenny DeFranco Employee engagement has been one of the most talked-about topics in human capital management for twenty-five years. And yet, despite the attention of professionals from every area of the business world—or maybe because of it—the term itself has never gained a universal definition. There’s no reason it couldn’t, though. On the whole, all of us who

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Written by: Nikos Andriotis Gamification, the idea of using game-based techniques to increase engagement in a non-gaming activity, might have began as a novelty reserved for web 2.0 social startups, but is now an accepted part of the web in general and the eLearning industry in particular. And not just in eLearning courses meant for the general public — gamification

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First published in HR People and Strategy For a number of years, I worked at the New York City headquarters of the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. One unmistakable part of the experience was being greeted every morning by bright red wall-to-wall carpeting. Step off the elevator, on any floor, and you were immediately treading upon Ogilvy’s own sea of

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I attended a C-Suite conference last week in Boston. I heard a new term called SoLoMo. So I googled it and learned that it means Social-Local-Mobile. Definition – What does SoLoMo mean? The following is an explanation from the helpful website, Techopedia. https://www.techopedia.com/definition/28492/solomo “SoLoMo, short for social-local-mobile, refers to a more mobile-centric version of the addition of local entries to

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In a world focused on shareable content, we struggle to find ways to make our stories stand out. What makes someone read what we write, watch our video and more important, remember it and engage others by retelling it? Great films clearly and dramatically illustrate the importance of memorable, shareable story content, a scene, a monologue or just a line.

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Written by: Peggy Bieniek,ABC, Starry Blue Brilliance “Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.” – Arthur Schlesinger, Historian In “The 11 Vital Internal Communications Trends You’d Be Crazy to Ignore,” Shel Holtz states that “with employees able to see instantly what their work team peers, project peers, bosses and other employees are doing, they

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Written by: Peggy Bieniek,ABC, Starry Blue Brilliance Your employees are your best advocates for business success. But you must carefully plan how to help them spread their love of your organization. In “8 Steps to Turn Staffers into Online Brand Ambassadors,” Courtney Howell states that “when provided with proper training and the right tools, employees can add value to a company’s social

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How many of you read that headline quickly and thought it said, “Has Your Government Gone Too Far?” I was afraid of that when I was writing this post, as it seems like politics is on everyone’s mind these days. But this article isn’t about government, though it is about rules, and more importantly, rules that go too far. At

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