improving our communication so that we speak to each other in a human-to-human way.

The True Cost of our Disengagement

Whether by layoff, reorg or attrition, many businesses underestimate the true cost of losing talent, which goes beyond the obvious visible, “hard” expenses of payouts, fees, recruiting and training new employees. The “soft”, unseen costs are dips in productivity, customer service, morale and the depreciation of culture. Seeing the costs and moving to a more efficient model of re-sue, re-purpose and re-skilling.

From “Single Use” to “Recycle” Mindset

We have a use-once-and-throw-away mindset. This goes for both plastics and people. Companies exhale and inhale staff based on an annual cycle, but since nothing ever disappears, this is a losing strategy. The plastic comes back into our drinking water and the discarded employee will soon be working for your supplier, your client or… your competition. Learn how to reuse, recycle and reduce for sustainable cost cutting and a truly people-first culture.

Celebrating Ramadan at Work and Getting it Right

If you work in a diverse, complex, international organization, chances are a portion of your working community will be practicing Muslims. This means, for an entire month starting in the spring (depending on the moon), those who practice will refrain from eating or drinking from sunrise to sundown. A few small actions state loud-and-clear that your culture is one of curiosity, respect and celebration of diversity. Five tiny, easy ways to make Ramadan great for everyone.

Managing Rebels: Who They Are and What They Need

Managing Rebels: Who They Are and What They Need
We all have one. The brash, high-performer with the big mouth. A fountain of radical ideas, constantly pushing back against the status quo. He bends the rules, ignores advice and does things his own way. Emotional, intense and stubborn, he takes your time and upsets others. You secretly wish he would just quit. But Creative Rebels bring something special to the workplace and are a fountain of energy, ideas and passion that can be positively channeled into your most loyal supporter. Eight ways to unlock the value in your Rebel.

Reaching the Factory Floor

For many multinationals, internal communication is split between the office workers and those on the factory floor. Plant and field workers have some of the hardest jobs and provide core value for the company. Yet this group shows low engagement and out of touch with the organization. Who are these workers, and what do they need? Learn the secret weapon to inform, engage and connect this group.

Habits of High-Visibility Leaders

Often, our top-level leaders live in another world; they work at the same company with the same goals, vision and share the same elevators, but are invisible to the community working for them. How can leaders increase their presence, visibility, and interaction with the people making the company run, and still meet the needs of other stakeholders, clients, partners and board members? Six easy ways to start.