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Accuracy, Appropriate Frequency and Right Channels of Communication Correlate with Higher Levels of Trust Workers Looking for Information on Reopening from Employers View press release as PDF View infographic MILL VALLEY, Calif. and NEW YORK – May 11, 2020 – New research shows that more than a third of U.S. employees say their level of trust in their organizations has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, with equal levels reporting gains in trust (17%) as reductions in trust (17%) as the public...

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges to business leaders and employees alike. Decisions about what to do and how to move forward must focus on preserving both lives and livelihoods. We know that the pressure is high, the future is opaque and the information is not always complete or straightforward. Yet the demand for leadership and information from all stakeholders is high. This is why we developed a number of resources to help leaders and organizations navigate...

seeds of change amid the coronavirus disruption When we sent our inaugural Orangefiery Quarterly in February 2020, we had no idea the world would change so dramatically in just two months. As we finalize this Quarterly, more than 3 million people – a number that is surely understated by a significant amount due to limited testing – have been confirmed to have COVID-19. More than 200,000 have died. It has been a great human tragedy, overwhelming both individuals...

By Diana Dopfel and Mike Kuczkowski We have just completed our first survey of leadership communications at US organizations in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The press release can be found here and the full research report can be found here. The results found that organizations have risen to the challenge of COVID-19 communications, but the needs of employees in this time of crisis persist. Leaders must address concerns and demonstrate transparency, clarity and openness to build stronger...

To follow up on “Navigating COVID-19: A Briefing for Leaders,” which we posted last week, we’ve created two downloadable, printable references to keep handy as you prepare communications related to COVID-19. The first, a COVID-19 Lexicon, contains a list of key terms related to COVID-19, including self-quarantine, isolation, lockdown, and others. We’ve also outlined the difference between coronavirus, COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, so you can be sure you are using the right terms about the virus and the disease that it causes. Also available is a tip sheet...

By Mike Kuczkowski Around the globe, we are navigating unprecedented territory. In response to the coronavirus 2019 pandemic, borders have closed, Main Streets have shuttered and millions of people are working from home—many alongside their children, who are figuring out how to go to school via teleconference. The constant stream of information on this emergent disease—the rising number of diagnoses and deaths, the uncertainty of disease incidence due to lack of testing and the evolving public health response—has introduced...

welcome! We’ve been thinking about what makes our work meaningful, and it boils down to our strong relationships and partnerships with our clients. That’s why we’ve launched this new quarterly. In it, we share perspectives we find valuable, in the hope that you’ll find value in them too. Whether it’s a useful insight in one of our case studies, or an “a-ha” moment in one of the podcasts or books from our “stories and sounds” section, we...