We often talk with clients about the importance of making time to reconnect and realign with their team and company’s mission and values – which is why we take our own advice and plan a retreat for Shoffers every year. For our 2019 retreat last week, we invited Todd Henry to share his words of wisdom. Todd is a speaker, published author and founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams be prolific, brilliant and healthy.
There are many talented young professionals entering our industry, and we were lucky to have two of the best—Aspen Schopp and Brenna Finlay—join us this spring as interns. Throughout their internships, they explored working at a full-service PR and advertising agency and prepared for a professional communications career while contributing to real agency and client work. Before our time with Aspen came to a close, we asked her to share some key learnings about what a strong intern program looks like and how interns can best contribute at an agency.
When you think of iconic brands, you may think of companies such as Starbucks, Amazon and Apple. These brands tend to do well financially, but they also score high as great places to work and as authentic corporate citizens. They’ve discovered the magic mix of brand and culture that drives success and positions them as top global companies.
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We were so excited when we heard that not one, but two new species were coming to the Indianapolis Zoo this summer. And when we learned they were adorable sloths and captivating snakes, we were downright giddy.
Organizations are run by people. So, when organizations find themselves in the midst of a sticky situation, they often react as individuals do—emotionally and with more attention on the negative than the positive. But negative feedback, even a lot of negative feedback, can create a distorted perception around a crisis and create the false impression that the overwhelming sentiment is negative.
Borshoff’s creative team has already broken a sweat building out the ad campaign for the coming season by the time players in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization report to spring training in Bradenton, Fla.
I consider myself a pretty optimistic, positive person. I intuitively get the importance of positivity for my own personal sanity and happiness, and I know that a positive leader has more influence with her team.
Financial literacy in the U.S. is notoriously poor and declining. Most people want to understand financial terms and techniques, but only five U.S. states require financial education in high school; Indiana is not one of them. That means financial literacy is left to customers themselves, who rely on whatever information they find online or from people close to them.
There are so many products out there enticing you with minimalistic interfaces, promises of increased productivity and better employee engagement, but what’s the best productivity app for your organization? Before you decide, ask a different question: what do my employees really need? Will another digital tool actually help solve my company’s productivity or engagement challenges?
- The 7 Deadly Sins of Mediocrity: Takeaways from Todd Henry
- Making the Most Out of Your Internship Program
- Books We Love – Fusion: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies
- Team Snake or Team Sloth – Pick Your Side at the Indianapolis Zoo
- How Bringing Positivity Into The Workplace Creates Better Work