Change Management

Communicating change to decrease employee stress and increase acceptance

Microsoft’s First Misstep in Layoffs: Not Quite the Whole Truth on Numbers

Microsoft recently announced impending layoffs of 18,000 employees, but they failed to mention a related fact. According to Forbes, their headcount reduction will also impact the many temporary workers routinely used by the company. In 2009, the Seattle Times estimated this […]

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How to Prevent Chaos During Massive Company Change

Microsoft announced this morning that they would be cutting almost 18,000 jobs over the next year. And that was the first smart thing they did in regards to the layoffs that account for more than 14% of their global workforce. They […]

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Five Tips to Plan a Successful Launch Event

When announcing a new initiative or change, Tribe often recommends an event, big or small, to help create excitement and increase engagement around the communication. We’ve planned and executed all kinds of events from breakfast meetings to week-long barbecues, and […]

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Four Ways to Increase Change Management Engagement Through Managers

1. Giving management the opportunity to hear about a new initiative first is key. When communicating a new initiative within your organization, it’s important to get your managers on board and engaged before the word gets out to the employee […]

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Change Management: More Than One Way to Give Employees Two-Way Communication

In the best of best practices in change management, employees have an easy way to get answers to their questions and to share their feedback with management. In one of Tribe’s recent change communications projects, the CEO was very open […]

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Connecting Employees Across Silos is the Clear Winner in our Pre-Research Research

Internal communications professionals want to know how to break down those silos. At least, that’s what our casual research from the last few weeks indicates. Tribe conducts an annual study with employees nationwide on some aspect of internal communications and […]

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Change Management: There’s a Difference in Transparency and Honesty

Everybody loves to talk about being transparent, particularly during times of major company change. Yet there are almost always elements of that change that can’t be shared freely. Sometimes that’s for regulatory reasons and other times to protect the company […]

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Transparency and Timing in Change Management Communications

When communicating a corporate change that impacts employees in a negative way, how much do you tell them? At Tribe, our answer would be as much as you know at any given moment. Often corporate management is reluctant to tell […]

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That Wasn’t the Finish Line: The Hard Work of Sustaining Communications After the Launch

Recently we attended a daylong meeting where the internal brand Tribe had developed was introduced to the company’s 75-person management team. Our clients were ecstatic to see the work we’d partnered on for nearly a year finally come to life. […]

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Benefits of Consistent C-Level Communication

Far too often, in far too many companies, the only time C-level management communicates with employees is to relay what is generally considered to be bad news. Soon enough, any time an email from management reaches employees’ inboxes there is […]

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