The Integral blog

Managers Influence Culture
May 8, 2023
Managers influence culture, engagement, and retention Hey you, people manager. Guess what? Managers influence culture. Yeah. Demonstrating your organization’s culture, engaging employees, and encouraging them to remain (and rewarding them for…
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Address shadow technology at your organization
May 5, 2023
What is shadow technology exactly? It’s when individuals or departments within an organization use unapproved platforms and technology. As I noted in Part I, this is problematic for many reasons. Organizations must find ways to address shadow…
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Is shadow technology putting your organization at risk?
May 5, 2023
What technology is lurking in the shadows of your organization? Shadow technology is software deployed by people and departments without the approval or involvement of the central IT department, to work around perceived technology shortcomings. Ask…
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Employees: your company’s biggest influencers.
May 4, 2023
Your company’s influencers are coming from inside your organization. Those of us who communicate for a living are in the business of influence. We shape the reputations of our organizations, the narratives coming from leaders’ mouths, and…
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We Asked 1200 Employees Which Political Issues Matter Most      
April 27, 2023
The Answer Changed Our Minds  My agency conducts the Integral Employee Activation Index annually with The Harris Poll to understand employee mindset and behaviors. We just did a pulse check and the results stunned me. Employees’ expectations…
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The Page Society Spring Seminar: Five and a Half Insights
April 25, 2023
The Page Society Spring Seminar has been a cornerstone of The Page Society‘s events. And I’ve been in the Page network for better than a decade now. This community has offered one extraordinary learning experience after another. And, I’m…
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A Chef and a Strategist: What’s the difference?
March 24, 2023
As my partner and I were preparing our traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner–corned beef, cabbage, Irish soda bread (paired with some Guinness, of course)–I had a bit of an aha moment. See, I’ve been looking for a way to describe what…
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What were your must-read books in 2022?
February 21, 2023
Crystal Jeff's (Interal's Vice President, Employee Experience & Operations) shares Integral employee favorite "must-reads" of 2022 and ties them to Integral values. Read…
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Managers are the heart
of your culture
February 15, 2023
Managers are the heart of your culture. Senior leaders must empower them -- and share their focus on the employee. Read…
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Reflecting on Black History Month
February 13, 2023
Tatum Risch and Kari McLean reflect on 2023 Black History Month as white women. Celebrations like Black History Month are vital in raising awareness in the workplace of both positive and negative experiences of underrepresented groups. What occurs…
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