The Integral blog

Improve Your Sales Teams Communications Before Re-opening
June 2, 2020
One of the most tangible and measurable ways communication teams can help their company is by improving the communications they have with sales teams. Integrating important learnings from the past five months, now is a great time to reevaluate your…
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4 Leaders Managers Should Be Watching Right Now
May 18, 2020
Despite the changing nature of work during this pandemic, one thing hasn’t changed: the importance of the manager as the primary source of communication to front-line employees. Several leaders have emerged across the political spectrum and are…
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Ready for masks in the workplace? Prepare now to communicate a return to work
April 23, 2020
As governments begin to encourage a return to work, employee communications teams should shift their attention to the programs and tools required to foster a safe transition. And, while work may ramp up, it will take time before things return to…
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5 Steps to Communicate Tough Pandemic Decisions Effectively & Compassionately
April 21, 2020
Last week, I had the pleasure of joining Integral Communications Group for its first Inner Circle, a series of 30-minute, live Q&A sessions featuring thought leaders from across the Employee Engagement industry. I joined CEO, Ethan McCarty, for…
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Navigating Resources for Communicating Amidst COVID-19
March 16, 2020
Feeling overwhelmed with information? Us too. That’s why we compiled and consolidated the best-of-the-best upcoming and recorded webinars for communicators navigating COVID-19. See the free webinar guide. If we’re missing any, please let…
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Pandemics: Communicate With Employees Without Increasing Fear Unduly
March 4, 2020
Are you communicating to your organization’s people about Coronavirus? If not, it’s time. As you do, it may help to revisit the following practices.  First, carefully consider the order of information Use this reader-considerate information…
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Five things I’ve learned as a facilitator of collaborative sessions
February 5, 2020
As a communicator, strategist and client relationships manager, I have had the opportunity to dive into the world of facilitating collaborative sessions including workshops, focus groups, stakeholder interviews, and team meetings. Facilitation has…
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The Five F’s: How Communications Can Alter the Future of Line Managers
March 13, 2019
In this article for the Institute for Public Relations our CEO, Ethan McCarty, shares his thoughts about how communications professionals can step in to equip managers with the necessary tools to succeed as leaders among their teams. In an…
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How to build internal communications into the employee engagement program
February 21, 2019
*Content originally published via Poppulo What drives successful company communication? The impact that content and experiences have on employee behaviors. Achieving impact requires that we look beyond what Ethan McCarty calls ‘optimization’…
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Poor line manager communications – How to fix it
February 21, 2019
*Content originally published via Poppulo Line managers play a crucial role in any organization’s communication chain, yet they are frequently seen as a blocker and ill-equipped or inadequately trained for what they are expected to do. This…
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