For decades, businesses have exhausted billions of dollars and spent countless hours developing strategies to increase employee engagement, decrease burnout, and improve productivity. And yet, most workplaces still—to put it bluntly—suck. The reason? The corporate world has always been driven primarily by results, so leaders are not hard-pressed to actually change their ways.
Following the initial recording of this episode of The Business Communicators, tragedy struck in Houston hours later on Friday, Nov. 5, as eight people died at Grammy-nominated artist Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival. Austin and Thomas open the podcast by discussing what went wrong and how the crisis response was botched by event promoters.
High-stress situations. We all know them, but how do we thrive under pressure and use it to our advantage? Dane Jensen, CEO at Third Factor and an instructor at Queen’s University and the University of North Carolina, joins The Business Communicators to share how some of our highest-pressure moments and what we do in those moments have a major impact on the trajectory of the rest of our lives.
The Pandemic. The Great Resignation. Contentious societal and political issues. The challenges we face create unprecedented stress on individuals and families which can seep into the work environment.
Ethan McCarty, the founder and CEO of Integral, joins The Business Communicators for a discussion on the company’s latest employee activation index. McCarty shares insights on how organizations are building more inclusive cultures, why employers need to treat their employees like customers, the biggest challenges facing employers in a post-COVID world, and more.
Has your employee communications strategy effectively adapted over the past 18 months? If not, how can it improve moving forward?