Positive Comms +Plus for Week of 17 February 2020

Image of two sets of feet looking down at sidewalk engraved with "Passion led us here"

Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both)…We hope this post stirs your thinking about marketing, communication and graphic design, for organizational communication focused on purpose, as well as the conscious marketing movement.

Communication

If the haphazard writing styles we’re seeing all over social media are making you crazy, you’re not alone. Here’s a fun article on the use and more recent misuse of the ellipsis. It includes trivia to quiz your friends, like: What film from 1977 was set in a galaxy far, far away…?

Ellipses in Quartz Daily Obsession via QZ.com

Socially Conscious

Here’s a tall order that might get you thinking about the long-term viability of capitalism. While we don’t agree with all aspects of the expert’s arguments, we were interested in the parts about democratic workplaces which provide employees with an incentive to work, that may be an alternative to capitalism as we know it, and provide solutions for climate change. A tall order indeed!

How Rethinking Capitalism May Save the Planet via CBC podcasts

Communication

Here’s some good advice: Treat your employees more like customers and you’ll have a great recipe for improving employee engagement. There are five things to consider in this article as well as advice on what to do about each. It’s a quick and interesting read.

More Than Ever, Here’s Why Internal Communication Needs to Focus on Employees via Linkedin.com

Leadership

You’ve probably realized how important leadership is to effective organizations and engaged workforces. And, you’ve likely read a lot about qualities leaders must have to bring their organizations. Here comes new advice that leaders must be aware of: their self, others, and their surroundings. It’s the small nuances that may be hiding the biggest opportunity (or problem).

The Hidden Attribute of Business Leadership and How to Improve it Right Now via Forbes.com

Thank you to our fellow communication professionals for sharing some of these articles. We liked this image with the saying “Passion led us here” – it’s simple, brief and well-written, unlike a lot of the content we see on social media these days. Credit to photographer Ian Schneider on Unsplash.

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