And the second segment in this celebratory series takes off...
6) “Happy workers increase productivity, go the 'extra mile' and become willing cheerleaders...of companies' brands, thereby boosting their reputations”.
Discussion Forum #2 – What Would Make You Happy At Work?
Job satisfaction and employees' happiness at work favourably impact the organisation. Although this discussion was time-limited, candid statements from professionals who posted comments makes this post an interesting read.
7) "Even the most modest effort made by Management to really listen to its staff and to provide what is desired, within reason, communicates a proactive, caring culture”.
Management 101: Creating A ‘Listening’ Culture.
A 'listening' culture at the workplace is required for effective management and improved performance. Go back to the basics and get it right!
8) “A good corporate reputation leads to trust in the brand, which leads to increased patronage of the company's products/services, resulting in higher profits for the business”.
Boosting Corporate Reputations With Effective Communications.
Maintaining a good corporate reputation is essential for the profitability and longevity of your brand. Learn how to leverage strategic communications for the competitive edge. This is a must-read article for Management and communications/PR professionals. It also captures the essence of this blog.
9) “Without good content, your brand is dead. Or dying. Or on its way to its imminent demise”.
Leveraging Business Content For Brand Dominance.
Corporate storytelling is now indispensable to your business goals. Learn how to use business content to strengthen your brand and get results. Useful tips from content experts such as Copyblogger and Visual.ly are given.
10) “Unless the content adds value to my work, or addresses specific issues, or clarifies some ambiguity about your policies or strategies, I wouldn't care about it...It wouldn't matter what bells and whistles you use or how often you harp on about your plans”.
Dear Management: Your Communications Suck!
The Employee bluntly reveals why Management's communications fail and gives tips for more effective collaboration with staff. This is another eye-opener of an article for those in C-suite positions.
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