Gas. Electricity. Nuclear power. Water. When these vital plants and networks are damaged by storms and natural disasters, lives are disrupted, even lost. Utility companies work hard to maintain their equipment to reduce the amount of impact, but these acts of God aren’t preventable.
The recent deaths of Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and Uber driver Jeff Monroe stir up a range of emotions. I’m heartbroken for the families whose lives will never be the same; I’m angry that the driver who hit them was intoxicated; and I’m frustrated that drunk and distracted driving is still so prevalent today, taking the life of one person every 52 minutes.
Gone are the days people spent their entire careers with one company, rising through the ranks and staying until they retire. Workers’ expectations and demands have changed dramatically, and companies that respond and adapt along with the changing landscape are the ones who will succeed. Employee engagement is vital to every company’s success, and one of the top ways to improve employee engagement is to facilitate internal communication.
In our last post we discussed the importance of building relationships with news media and having a strategy for interacting with them. This post is about executing that strategy through interviews.
As you learned in our last post, having a spokesperson who represents your company is critical. He or she embodies your mission, gives a personality to your company and serves as the face of your organization.
It is critical to have an effective spokesperson represent your organization. He or she embodies your mission, gives a personality to your company and serves as the face of your organization.