4 Internal Communications Trends To Get You Heard

Group e-mails. Large meetings. Video conferencing. Do you sometimes feel like you are banging your head against a wall when it comes to effectively communicating across company channels? How often does an employee tell you, “Oh I missed that e-mail, or “Oh I didn’t see that meeting on my calendar?” Everyday employees are bombarded with e-mails, texts, meetings, and phone …

CURATING COMPANY CULTURE IS LIKE MAKING A REALLY GOOD MIXTAPE

Curating Company Culture is like Making a Really Good Mixtape

Kids these days have it easy (I’ve always wanted to say that), but they are definitely missing out. They don’t create mixtapes anymore, they create playlists—it takes 10 minutes and the only skill that’s required is a solid drag and drop. A good mixtape took planning, effort, and time to get right. And you were willing to spend so much …

Telling Your Story: Video 101

In today’s high-tech business world, video is a hot commodity. From YouTube tutorials to TED talks every company has a story to tell, and video is the preferred media in which to tell it. Why? Because it puts a personality to a product or company, and it can be far more entertaining than simply listening to another lecture or attending …

4 Ways to Make Your Company Culture Shine Online

More than a paycheck or job title, job seekers are looking for organizations with values that match their own. When people come to work, they want to be appreciated and challenged — and they want to do what they do best every day. Anyone who has worked for more than one organization knows how company culture can significantly impact all these factors …

5 Change Management Don’ts

Change is often necessary for growth and at the same time it has the potential to be scary and confusing to employees. For leaders, leading the change management process for your initiatives or navigating your team through organizational initiatives, typically falls under other duties as assigned. We’ve all been there and we are often too close to the work or …

3 Things to Remember When Building a Brand

“Brand,” is one of the hottest words in business today, but does anyone really know what it means? The common misconception is that a brand is a logo or a style guide, but while those things are certainly brand components, they are not the brand.

Just Ten More Seconds – Shannon’s Fitness Challenge

“A person can stand just about anything for ten seconds, then you just start on a new ten seconds. All you’ve got to do is take it ten seconds at a time.” – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt “One, two, three, four, five…” I continue on, “…six, seven, eight, nine, ten.” That’s what goes through my head as I push the sled. …

How to Teach Company Culture During Executive Onboarding

Your culture is something other companies can try to replicate, but will always be uniquely yours. It was formed over time and has hopefully grown into a strategic advantage. When you bring on a new leader, it’s important they understand not only where you’re headed, but also how your culture will help you get there. In his book, Organizational Culture …

Startup Your Company Culture

One of your most important roles as a business owner is defining and curating your company culture. A good company culture ensures a strong connection between your product, purpose, people and work environment to support your long-term strategy. When we started Cardigan, we talked up our company to our friends and told them how we help companies get the most …

6 Steps to Create a Culture of Health

An organization is only as strong as its people, so in order to operate at its best, employees need to be at their best. From a numbers perspective, the cost of health care to both employers and employees is on the rise, while at the same time we are seeing a decline in overall health with specific rises in obesity, …