Whether you work for a food co-op, credit union, electric co-op or another type of cooperative, teaching potential (and current) members about the cooperative difference should be a top strategic communication objective. Members who fully understand the co-op business model and identify as members rather than customers are often more satisfied with their co-op’s services. […]
Ask an internal communications team to name their biggest struggle and they’ll likely answer that it’s handling an increasing workload with limited staff. Outside of large organizations, it’s rare to find a business or cooperative that splits the duties of marketing, external communications and internal communications into different teams. Instead, all of those duties (and […]
Employee newsletters serve as a main communication channel by many co-ops to release internal news and information. While newsletters hold vast potential to keep employees up-to-date and engaged with co-op news and happenings, that potential remains largely untapped in many cooperatives. Whether you’re thinking of starting an employee newsletter or want to resolve pain points […]
Employee safety—it’s listed as a top priority for most cooperatives, but, let’s face it, building a co-op safety culture is often easier said than done. Mandating that workers complete safety trainings each year won’t, in and of itself, cultivate a culture where each employee owns the role of being a cooperative safety leader. Rather, growing […]
A monumental shift toward remote work happened as the COVID-19 pandemic emerged around the world. While fairly painless for many organizations, and already the norm for others, the shift wasn’t entirely easy for those that had never allowed their workforce to telecommute. There were (and are) pain points but, by and large, the shift worked. […]
Moving into a management role can be stressful. Whether you’ve accepted a promotion with your current employer or will be moving into management with a new employer, you likely have a lot of questions about how to succeed in the new role. While you’ll have a lot to learn and many responsibilities to balance during […]
Thinking of implementing a remote work policy but not sure where to begin? Or maybe you already have a few co-op remote workers but are struggling to maintain open lines of communication with them. From offering a broader job candidate pool to bringing more work schedule flexibility, remote work policies can provide many benefits for […]
Are you a new communications professional? Maybe you’re thinking about pursuing a communications career but aren’t sure if it’s the right path for you. Communications jobs are available in nearly all industries and a career as a co-op communicator can be rewarding and profitable. But what does it take to succeed as a corporate communicator? […]
Turn on the news or scroll through social media any day of the week and you’ll encounter a company in crisis. Countless businesses of every size have fallen from public grace due to mistake after mistake made by executives who were caught off guard by a crisis. Don’t let your co-op fall to a similar […]
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