Monthly Archives: September 2016

Fear and overload

aaeaaqaaaaaaaac3aaaajdflnjm3ntjllwm3ytetngezmc04zjaxltvkyzqyngixzjrkmaIn The Signal and the Noise Nate Silver correlates exponential growth in information with periods of violence and unrest. In his words, “The amount of information was increasing much more rapidly than our understanding of what to do with it, or our ability to differentiate the useful information from the mistruths.”

 

Silver adds, “The instinctual shortcut that we take when we have too much information is to engage with it selectively, picking out the parts we like and ignoring the remainder, making allies with those who have made the same choices and enemies of the rest.”

 

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By | September 21st, 2016|change communications, internal communications|0 Comments

Best communication practices require year-round benefits campaigns (Part 2)

This article continues last week’s about the increasing need for year-round benefits open enrollment communications. This week our focus is on the finances of benefits elections with emphasis on incentives and taxes. Here are a few reasons why communicating once a year in the Fall may no longer be enough:

 

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By | September 14th, 2016|change communications, internal communications|0 Comments

Best practice communications: Communicating health benefits year-round (Part 1)

Open enrollment communications used to happen annually. Not any longer. Changes to health care have turned benefits communications into year-round campaigns with heavy education and training components.

 

In addition to health benefits enrollment communications that traditionally happen between September and November, there are now good reasons to plan separate but related campaigns in December/January, in March/April, and in May/June.
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