RESOLVE THIS YEAR TO CREATE A CULTURE OF ETHICAL COMMUNICATING – By David Cheatham, Transform Communications, LLC

Part 2 of 2 For more than two years Harvard Business Review interviewed professional communicators and HR leaders at a variety of organizations—nearly 150 people at more than 100 companies. Both implicitly and explicitly, participants mentioned their efforts to “have a conversation” with their people or their ambition to “advance the conversation” within their companies. HBR got it right: Leadership … Read More

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT COMMUNICATING CHANGE (Part 3) – BY DAVID CHEATHAM, TRANSFORM COMMUNICATIONS, LLC

Straight Talk About Communicating Change (Third in a 3-part series) Last time we discussed why managers should communicate change and practical ways to increase employee acceptance of change. In this last article in our series we will address the operational questions of sharing important news—how, what and when. How should you communicate major news? As a manager you are responsible … Read More

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT COMMUNICATING CHANGE (Part 2) – BY DAVID CHEATHAM, TRANSFORM COMMUNICATIONS, LLC

Straight Talk About Communicating Change (Second in a 3-part series)   Last month we discussed the emotional aspect of organizational change and the primary reasons why managers don’t communicate change to their employees.  This month we cover why managers should communicate change and practical ways to increase employee acceptance of change. Reasons why managers should communicate: The business case Communicating … Read More