Last year was a year of disruption, to say the least. It challenged us to think and work differently. Disruption often leads to more efficient and effective solutions, as is the case in how to approach market research in an ever-changing world.Read More
Storytelling without data is rumor. Data without storytelling is a spreadsheet.
At a recent Shoff Chat, Borshoff creatives Ryan Noel and Colin Dullaghan and special guest Ileana Monts de Oca, Eli Lilly and Company, shared their experience producing a landmark series of Minority Employee Journeys – bringing research and data to life through impactful storytelling – and the powerful effect it’s had on the company and its employees.Read More
In March, Dennis Woerner, Director of Marketing with the Indianapolis Zoo and Joel Zawacki, Assistant General Manager with the Indianapolis Indians were ready for the spring season, fully prepared to welcome visitors and fans back with new and exciting experiences. But they soon realized they would have to shift gears dramatically and prepare for a different kind of season with the arrival of COVID-19.Read More
Nearly 90 percent of all successful cyberattacks are caused by human error, yet most companies focus their attention on technology fixes instead of influencing employee behavior. That’s a mistake that’s costing companies time and money against the growing threats to information security, according to Sonja Popp-Stahly and Aaron Pritz.Read More
Indy leaders Tamara Cypress and Bob Schultz were problem solvers well before the pandemic hit, but the dual challenges of COVID-19 and the racial justice crisis put their skills into overdrive, resulting in the creation of two new powerful entities: Black Businesses Matter/Indy Accompliceship and the Downtown Indy Recovery Taskforce.Read More
In the current climate, where issues of racial equity are driving a national conversation, many companies are reexamining their approaches to diversity and inclusion (D&I) and acknowledging the need to ensure their efforts are not merely superficial. In a recent episode of Shoff Chats, we facilitated a discussion led by Thresette Briggs and Brandi Davis-Handy around the idea of belonging as one strategy for more authentically and meaningfully advancing D&I initiatives, and the role of communicators and business leaders in these efforts. Here are three key learnings from our chat:Read More
In a recent episode of Shoff Chats, Borshoff had the pleasure of hosting an informative discussion led by Terra Doyle, Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition at Roche, focused on a topic that’s very top-of-mind right now for employers: maintaining or strengthening employer brands during the global health crisis. What should HR and internal communications professionals keep in mind as they examine their talent recruitment strategies and employee experience initiatives through this new lens? Here are three key learnings from our chat:Read More
There was no shared coffee and donuts in our Mass Ave gathering space last week as Borshoff brought together – virtually – our networking group of internal communicators for a “Shoff Chat.” I knew our discussion wouldn’t be typical either – after all, COVID-19 has been shifting our profession before our eyes. I was grateful to bring in Rebecca Ellis, managing director of The Performance Lab, as our moderator.Read More
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