Author Archives: Elizabeth Cogswell Baskin

Keeping home office employees engaged

Are your home-based employees out of sight/out of mind? It’s easy to forget about all those people out there in home offices. For those whose major interaction with colleagues in the corporate office is email and the occasional conference call, […]

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5 Tips to Guide Collaborative Teams

As our workplace grows increasingly dependent on highly specialized knowledge experts and their intellectual capital, collaboration becomes more and more essential. To complete complex projects, to develop company-wide innovation or to tackle any other initiative that involves more than one […]

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Are you sharing your company’s story?

Every company has a story. If the narrative is not being shared, you’re missing a chance to engage employees in being part of both the company’s legacy and its future. The company story can be an invitation for employees and prospects […]

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Five ideas for engaging employees with wellness programs

Companies often launch employee wellness programs because of the health benefits, but these programs also can increase employee engagement. By activating the programs with initiatives that focus not just on the individual but help employees connect with their co-workers, build departmental […]

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Time management tip: Start with a jar and some rocks

Here we are, looking at twelve fresh new months. There’s no telling what you can get done in 2016. Just as a little New Year’s door prize, I want to offer one of my favorite time management analogies. I’ve heard […]

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An old story for the new year

For this blog, I want to tell one of my favorite old North Carolina stories. Now that Christmas is over and the endless possibilities of the new year stretch before us, this story is a good reminder that you never know […]

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Three enemies of innovation in corporate life

The corporate world is big on innovation as the key to getting or staying ahead of the competition. Yet the culture of most large companies makes it difficult for employees to have time to think, collaborate and move new ideas forward. When Tribe […]

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Reaching offline employees on the manufacturing line, the retail floor and in other non-desk positions

Do you regularly communicate with your employees working on the frontline or out in the field? Most companies don’t. In Tribe’s national study with non-desk workers in a wide range of industries, employees reported receiving little to no communication directly […]

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Intranets and Magazines: Connecting employees across silos face-to-face, almost

Have you ever had the experience of finally meeting someone in person after a long history of communicating only by email and phone? There’s something about seeing someone’s face that immediately strengthens that connection. That’s the idea behind much of Tribe’s […]

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Internal communications trends: Three positive changes

The internal communications field has come a long way in the past decade or so. The Thanksgiving holiday has me thinking about what I’m thankful for in our business, and three positive changes come to mind. 1. Non-Desk: There’s a […]

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