Business in Action, 9th Ed.
Chapter 8: Organization and Teamwork
"In creating a mobile communications strategy, businesses should leverage new technology and apps to keep employees "in the know," as well as connected to the business and each other.
"Because leaders are often juggling so many things and are under constant pressure to make decisions, they sometimes function in a mode of overwhelm.
Skip Weisman (photo, left) discusses sarcasm and workplace communication in a piece at Personal Branding Blog.
"Workplace lies run the gamut, from small, everyday lies to whoppers, from benign (even helpful) to destructive.
Here is a Pinterest page on workplace issues.
"Audiences are often startled into silence when I ask them which workplace liars they are most grateful for.
"The executive assistant was listening to her CEO complain about how hard it was to get a strategic message to everybody.
"Executives have their internal communications staff churn out talking points and Powerpoint decks galore.
"A client recently asked me to put together a webinar for the company’s internal communication staff on hot trends in internal communications" says Shel Holtz (photo, left).
"Mobile devices have become ubiquitous across the globe – as evidenced by this telling image contrasting major Papal occasions in 2005 and 2013.
"What do budding businesses need to make sure they’re speaking loud and clear?
You can see her steaming down the hall toward you, fire in her eyes: It’s Angry Angie, always burning with indignation about something some co-worker did just to irritate her!
This isn’t a problem with Angie’s co-workers.
With an economy that’s taking its sweet time recovering from the worst recession since World War II and global competition fiercer than ever, it would be nice if American workers had confidence in their companies’ management to lead them through the tough times.
There are 12 essential elements of a successful internal communications strategy:
A frustrated CEO recently shared with me that her employees had lost their edge.
Hurricane Irene and [the] East Coast earthquake are critical reminders of the importance of timely communication among managers and their employees.
Your colleague Jim calls you “honey,” makes cracks about women drivers, and suggests that you be the one to shop for the retirement gift for Bob because “women like that sort of thing.
Sue Shellenberger (photo, left), writer for WSJ.
"A huge French company has just banned the use of email within the company.