After 10 years, GFM employees are encouraged to take one month off to “undertake activities that promote individual rejuvenation and personal benefit.” It’s becoming clear why this remains one of our bedrock benefits.
Leaders are often told that we need to operate “out of our comfort zone” in order to achieve continued success. Many wonder if getting out of that comfort zone is worth the effort.
Often in times of crisis or defeat, it’s easy to point fingers at others and shun the blame. However in business, as in life, a sincere apology goes a long way toward taking the edge off of the situation.
Some organizations still believe that they can fool their audiences. Two recent examples show why it’s just not possible in this day and age.
Tim Armstrong’s recent comments helps illustrate the point that people matter.
By taking some time to map out those situations specific to your business – whether it’s a food-borne illness at a restaurant, a gunman on campus or an unanticipated outcome at a hospital – you can walk through topline key messages and how your organization would handle both internal and external communications.
Assisting those in need has been made easier by social media applications such as text-to-give systems. Fund raising on the web is also seeing significant growth.
Many friends and colleagues have asked how we achieved this, wanting to emulate “it” in their own work environments. I tried to break “it” down into three key things…