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LGBTQ+ Focused Nonprofits to Support This Giving Tuesday

Share Kindness and Generosity Giving Tuesday aims to spread kindness and generosity to those who need it most. Whether you …

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Layoffs – Eight Tips to Navigate Job Cuts with Empathy and Proactive Communications

Corporate downsizing: How to effectively manage layoffs with empathy and proactive change communications. We’ve likely all witnessed how an employer …

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2022-2023

‘Tis the Season: Tips for Writing End-of-Year Messaging that Engages Employees

To engage employees, keep your year-end messaging authentic, positive and honest. Most importantly, make sure it’s not about you. Year-end …

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Fast 50 2022

Pivot Debuts at No. 10 on Fast 50 List by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

First year appearing on the list, Pivot Strategies is recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the Twin Cities …

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Should we think about communicating less in the age of information overload?

With internal communications, it turns out that more is not always better. It’s hardly news that Americans are subjected to …

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Our Graphic Designer Shares 5 Design Tips for PowerPoint

Pivot Strategies’ designer, Wil Taylor walks you through five essential visual design tips everyone creating a presentation in PowerPoint should …

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How to Make Your IT Communications Shine – Top Tips from a PR Pro

Writing about information technology can be complex and confusing. Keep these four simple steps in mind to make your communications …

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Important Steps to Make World Mental Health Day a Priority

Building a strong mental health community in your workplace in a a few simple steps. With the right support in …

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What is ESG – and Why is it Important?

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting is a critical tool for telling a company’s sustainability story in a transparent and …

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Listen to Lead: How can practicing active listening make you a better leader?

In many ways, the skills that make a great collaborator, communicator and leader are the same today as they ever …

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Breaking The Silence of Quiet Quitters: Who is accountable and what we can do about it – Part II

Middle managers have nowhere to hide. Nobody needs another Yeti. In the companies I’ve consulted for the last few years, …

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Pivot Announces Formation of IDEA

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity + Advocacy: Employee Resource Group At Pivot Strategies, we are committed to #BeTheChange we want to see …

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Breaking The Silence of Quiet Quitters: Who is accountable and what we can do about it – Part I

We’re supposed to be quietly quitting but it’s all become very noisy, hasn’t it? You’ve seen the headlines. Maybe read …

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Time Management as a Tool for Better Self-Care

Tips from my Self-Care Workshop If you happen to follow me on LinkedIn (or have talked with me for more …

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Building a Mental Health Community at Work: Extra Steps You Can Take to Support Your Team

At Pivot, one of our core values is Positive Mental Attitude. We bring the sunshine, start with a ‘yes,’ enjoy …

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5 DEI Tips from 3 Experts: Why Transparency is Key to Promoting Inclusion in the Workplace

2020 illuminated the injustices so many of our colleagues and neighbors have faced for years. Witnessing the murder of George …

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Prioritizing Work When You Can’t Do It All

While you can’t do everything, what should you do? It’s important to prioritize requests and provide alternatives For internal communicators, …

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How do you know if your change communications are effective?

As communicators, we spend a lot of time ensuring what we put together is perfect, yet all that work goes …

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Lessons Learned: Communicator’s Role in Effective Change Management

Humans resist change. Yet, it is crucial to business growth and success. Communication is fundamental to change management and a …

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Too Many Meetings? Time to Free Your Calendar

Meetings impact how and when we work. In 2021, 55% of people got less than two hours of deep work …

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Make 2021 About You, Here’s How

Developing habits allow you to be more efficient, effective and strategic about your time and actions. Here are 6 ways to make 2021 about you.

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Return to Office: Dos and Don’ts

With the vaccine rollout underway, employees are already pondering when a return to the office may happen. For some, it is already happening and for others, the plans have just begun. There is a lot to consider, so here are some key do’s and don’ts to consider.

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Got A Goal? We Have The Pathway To Achieve It.

Going into the New Year, we all have our eye on the prize – your big goal for the year. But how often do we really dig in and determine how to achieve it at a granular level? Read how you can set big goals in 2021 and actually reach them.

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The Gratitude Strategy

The power of gratitude is often underestimated. Many of us were taught to think of gratitude as a synonym for optimism. We treat it as a luxury to indulge in on special occasions like Thanksgiving or during the holidays.

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Nonprofits We Love to Support

In a time when so much is out of our control, gratitude is often our best source of joy. This holiday season, we want to express our gratitude for a few phenomenal non-profits that we are proud to support.

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Power of Conversation

Stacia and Wil sit down to have an open conversation around race and steps we can all take for personal growth.

Conversations around race can be intimidating, but to enact change we encourage everyone to start asking questions, influencing those closest to you and challenging things that don’t seem right.

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Looking Back, Thinking Forward. How Past Experiences Help Shape The Future Of Corporate America

In times like these, it’s evermore important to reflect on the ‘why’ of our actions. For companies working on DEI initiatives, is it something that we are just doing, or is it something we are truly incorporating into the framework of our company? Are you hiring new talent to help guide this progress, or you relying on team members of color to shoulder the responsibility? “To assume that every Black person has the skills and desire and knowledge for this work is tokenization,” said Michelle Kim, chief executive of Awaken, a company that provides diversity training and workshops to empower leaders and teams in Oakland, California.

When looking to include people of color on your team in your DEI look to these four themes to help guide you.

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COVID Communications: Your Return to Office Guide

On September 22, Pivot’s Huddle featured panelists from Cargill, Abbott Laboratories and Ameriprise Financial. Based on the conversation, we have compiled the key takeaways into a one page, Return to Office Guide for you to use within your own company.

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Extroversion vs. Introversion: The importance of personality in the workplace

We’ve all heard — and probably identified with — being an introvert (someone who recharges from being alone) or an extrovert (someone who recharges from being around others) and COVID has amplified the feelings associated with these personality types. As remote work continues, learn more about how to be a great leader to both ‘verts.

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Thoughts From Our Founder: Returning to the Office

As a mom and employer, Stacia shares three things we’re focused on to support our team, clients and ourselves this fall.

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