think about it: COVID-19

At akhia, we bring clarity to the complex. That’s why we rededicated our blog to providing simple communications tips and tools to help you navigate the complexities of today’s ever-changing business environment. Times are not simple, but effective communication can help.

Internal Communications During a Worldwide Crisis

Does this post even need an introduction? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are COVID-19 has been on your mind pretty much 24/7. And you’ve probably been contacted by nearly every company with whom you've ever done business in the past week alone. But what is y...

ben thinking: time to keep doing what we do best

I wish I could tell you I had this blog written … “just in case.” But how could any of us have had this blog written. How could any of us have been prepared for a lifetime’s worth of uncertainty, stress and “never thought I’d see the day” moments crammed into one week?   ...

Staying Connected During, Well, Weird Times

I tried to come up with a better title, but sometimes just calling it straight is the best solution.   We are in weird times. Really weird times. I think it’s okay (and healthy) to admit that.   COVID-19 has caused a major disruption in our day to day at home and work,...

Managing change during a merger or acquisition

According to a recent Deloitte study , merger and acquisition activity is expected to accelerate throughout 2018 both in number and size of transactions and are driven by a need for technology, expanding customer bases and diversifying products or services. We are also ...

Why we chose to go “inside” with our clients

Job openings have reached an 18-year high at 6.7 million and 60 percent of employers say those job openings stay vacant 12 weeks or longer. Companies can’t afford that kind of downtime, regardless of what the position is and that is why the services we offer our clients...

Change Is Inevitable. Organizational Misalignment Is Not.

According to BDO Capital Advisors, “ M&A activity in the BP&M industry is expected to remain strong throughout 2018, driven by low interest rates, strong industry fundamentals, and an abundance of debt and equity capital accessible by private equity and strategic acquirers ...

The Building and Construction Labor Force Is Changing. Are You?

The global workforce is in flux. There are currently five generations in the workforce, and while that means there’s lots of diverse talent to be tapped, it also means there are lots of diverse employee groups to keep happy.   The makeup of the employee mix is ever-cha...

Want Better Patient-Centered Care? Create Better Internal Alignment First.

The healthcare industry is fighting an uphill battle. 1. As Baby Boomers retire in droves, high turnover rates and fierce competition for quality candidates are fierce, creating a unique and challenging staffing crisis .   Result : Health systems are losing their most ...

Consumers Want More from You. Learn to Exceed Expectations.

Things are changing quickly in the healthcare marketplace. It wasn’t long ago that patients were willing to abide by providers’ schedules to receive information and care, but paradigms have shifted.  Increased connected technology and rethought retail experiences have contr...

Building Value in an Age of Value-Based Reimbursement

“What do you do when your core revenue model is disrupted?” It’s a question healthcare industry decision-makers are struggling with every day. We’re in an age of “value-based” payment models stemming from factors such as passage of the ACA, a CMS focus on creating accountab...

Three Steps to Smarter Internal Communications

Consistent, clear communication is a critical ingredient in organizational success. In industries where business conditions and compositions are ever-changing, clarity can be hard to come by, though. Hundreds or thousands of internal stakeholders with varying duties across dif...

Think About It Podcast, Episode 1 - Internal Communications Tools

This week, Jamie and Ryan break down several internal communications tools. Which work? Which don't? Listen to the episode to find out! Questions or comments? Reach out to Jamie and Ryan to continue the conversation! akhia communication's podcast series "Think Abo...

Internal Communications Tools to Simplify Your Life

Written by Lukas Treu Frequently search your inbox for that email from last week?  … Or was it the week before? Spend days deleting messages with no real value? …  “OK!” “Thanks!” Ever had your heart skip a beat when you saw 50 NEW EMAILS!?  … Only to find it’s a fa...

Summer Daze: 3 Ways to Energize Your Office

It’s June, about noon. There’s a perfect blue sky, and you sigh… Who wouldn’t want to be outside? No one likes being stuck indoors on a summer day, but it’s something all office-bound organizations deal with. Gallup says across the world,  we’re facing an employee engagemen...

Reignite Your Agency Relationship: 3 Incendiary Ideas

Once, you fell in love. Now, your marketing agency doesn’t do it for you. But breakups are hard, and finding a new flame isn’t easy (And getting them up to speed… Ugh.)—all you want is the magic back. Before penning that RFP, try putting new passion in your old partnership ...