Author Archives: Cathy Becker

Blue Shirt Nation

Best Buy has successfully integrated an internal social network directly into employees daily lives. The results are dramatic and this is a great example of how social media can be used to empower employees and engage them in a meaningful … Continue reading

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Wikis

Wikis are a collaboration tool. They are especially important for geographically dispersed companies and their project teams. This tool enables users to add, edit, link, and save content easily at any time and place. Multiple people can view and edit … Continue reading

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Featured Blogs

Here’s some of my favorite blogs on employee communication. These sites are a valuable resource to consult if you have questions about internal communications, and they’re interesting to read! Collectively, they should provide you with an immense amount of useful … Continue reading

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A Helpful Podcast

Click here to listen to Susan C. Rink’s podcast about effective employee communications, Take Note: Employee Communications Strategies That Work. Rink is the principal of Rink’s Strategic Communication, and has nearly twenty years of experience in the field. Check it … Continue reading

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EA People

Electronic Arts (EA) is a leading global company in interactive entertainment with 9,000 employees scattered across the world. The company was having a hard time with employee collaboration and team development due to the dispersed nature of its employees. It … Continue reading

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Yammer 2.0

Yammer is a microblogging site, similar to Twitter, for businesses to use internally. Recognizing the need for social networking, the two year old company announced its Yammer 2.0 project last week. This updated version of Yammer will include features similar to LinkedIn and … Continue reading

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IBM’s Beehive: Internal Social Networking

IBM recognized the importance of social networking, especially for the younger ‘millennial’ employees. Instead of trying to restrict employees access to these sites, IBM had a novel idea: create a social network exclusively for IBM employees. The IBM Watson Research … Continue reading

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