Pandemic Hangovers: Part 3 — The Impact on Society

Pandemic Hangovers: Part 3 — The Impact on Society

What will our society look like as a result of COVID-19? What will remain when the pandemic ultimately fades into the background? That was what I asked more than 400 people in the communications field for this third and final article in the “Pandemic Hangover” series....
Pandemic Hangovers: Part 2 — Personal Life

Pandemic Hangovers: Part 2 — Personal Life

Note: The Omicron variant had not yet emerged when I originally reached out to this group, and while I don’t think their answers would have changed dramatically if asked today, it does influence your perspective as a reader. In Part 1 of this three part series, I...
Pandemic Hangovers: Part 1 — Professional Life

Pandemic Hangovers: Part 1 — Professional Life

By Jane Randel The workplace post COVID-19 When my father’s mother died, we found plastic bags within plastic bags within plastic bags all rubber banded together. A lot of them. There was a lot of time spent unwrapping them all to see what was inside, but in the end,...
EESG – Putting Employees First

EESG – Putting Employees First

By Jane Randel EESG. Nope that’s not a typo. It’s an expansion of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) – the criteria investors use to find companies with values that match their own – not only to include Employees, but to put them first.  Coined by the chief...
Shareholder Value vs. Corporate Purpose: Why Choose?

Shareholder Value vs. Corporate Purpose: Why Choose?

By Jane Randel Much has been written about the Business Roundtable’s (BRT) commitment to drive purpose and shareholder value equally. Some thought it was about time, others thought it was too little too late, and still others reminded these large multinational...
The Uncertainty and Trauma of Family Detention

The Uncertainty and Trauma of Family Detention

By Jane Randel In late February 2019, I toured two family immigration detention centers in South Texas—one for women and their children in Dilley and the other for men and their sons in Karnes City—with advocates from Human Rights First. As I met the families held...
Driving Change in the #MeToo Era

Driving Change in the #MeToo Era

By Jane Randel Picture this: You’re a chief communications officer of a major Fortune 500 company on a business trip to Europe, in a room full of American and European colleagues, and upon making a strategic recommendation an American man turns to you and says: “Good...

What Should You Look for in a Social Impact Program?

10 Principles of Social Impact There are no hard and fast rules for success, but using examples of great, public case studies the 10 Principles of Social Impact listed below provide a guide as you look to build or assess your own program.   1. It should be...