Vision and Values

Helping employees see how their role contributes to the success of the company

When Should Your Company’s Values Evolve?

Company values, according to OpenX CEO, Tim Cadogan, must be “the solid bedrock of any group or organization and really matter to the individuals within the company”. It’s true, your values need to be unwavering. They support and define everything your […]

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Could digital signage become the non-desk employee’s intranet?

How do you get non-desk workers to the intranet? Companies with workers in manufacturing plants and distribution centers — or with employees in other locations where they’re not spending their days sitting in front of computers —  often struggle with […]

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Beyond collaboration, innovation and sharing best practices: the engagement benefit of connecting silos

When a company wants to encourage collaboration, innovation and the sharing of best practices, breaking down silos tends to be the go-to solution. With good reason, since helping employees connect with those in other departments, business  units or geographies is […]

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The Power of Respect to Boost Employee Productivity

Does productivity increase when employees feel respected? An unintentional finding in the classic Hawthorne experiments points to yes. In the late 1920s/early 1930s, engineers at Western Electric tested their theory that better lighting would improve productivity of factory workers. To […]

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Internal Magazines Can Make Heroes of Employees — And Promote the Culture You Want

Employees, like everyone else, enjoy their 15 minutes of fame. Internal magazines focused on culture, vision and values can feature employees in meaningful ways, through interviews, feature articles, Q & A columns, roundtables and employee spotlights. For instance, in an […]

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Balancing Privacy and Technology

“Technology has further challenged our sense of personal sovereignty.” That quote, taken from a study conducted by Steelcase and published by the Harvard Business Review, really struck a chord with me. Technology can be a wonderful connector. It can cross continents […]

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Just how aspirational should a company mission/vision statement be?

At Tribe, we often say that the primary goal of internal communications is to help align the actions of employees with the company’s mission and vision.  If the mission defines the ultimate goal of an organization, the vision provides a […]

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Liberia: Where Company Values Slam Up Against Tough Decisions

When Tribe works with clients to define their company values, we sometimes challenge them to eliminate all but those they’d adhere to no matter what —  even under the most stressful of circumstances. Would that value stick even when it […]

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The Silent Silo: Top Corporate Management vs Everybody Else

If you asked employees to list the most common silos in your company, would you expect them to mention executive leadership vs. employees? In Tribe’s recent survey with employees of large companies, this silo was the fourth most frequently selected option, […]

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Corporate Values: Are they up to leadership or employees?

Can management just dictate values? Or are values something determined by employees? It’s an ongoing debate in internal communications circles. At Tribe, we’d say a little bit of both. Top leadership should be sharing a clear vision for the company, and […]

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