Storyboard August 2013

Aug Storyboard

Our August 2013 issue of Storyboard was sent out in the third week of August. We had a great mix of stories, from holograms and augumented realities to discussing dealing with mental health in the work place.

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Our main feature was taken from Sequel Group’s August AQ magazine, a free digital magazine sharing best practice and industry news. Titled ‘May We Have Your Attention Please’, Sequel Editor Carol Luck discussed the future of presentations using augmented realities and holograms.

Storyboard included an article from Melcrum about being a trusted advisor within your organisation. How can you be viewed as a critical partner and be able to influence decisions. It is the sort of relationship that will not occur overnight, and this comprehensive article gives great advice on making it happen. This is an interesting topic which we will be discussing in our next Aspic breakfast seminar on 27th September with speakers Kate Jones from E.ON UK and Sarah Lazenby from VMA Group.

Workers are typically more engaged in their first six months with a company than at any other time – the so-called ‘honeymoon period’. This article from Gallup Business Journal shows interesting research and statistics about engagement trends and discusses how to motivate staff beyond the six month point in order to keep the magic alive.

A highly visual addition to Storyboard was a infographic showcasing what happens online every 60 seconds – from 278 thousand tweets to 571 new websites being created – from Qmee’s blog.

Finally, our last article discussed facing the stigma around mental health in the workplace. A ‘Mind survey found 90% of people who took time off work due to stress did not cite stress as the reason for their absence’, indicating that staff are still viewing mental health as a taboo in the office. Employees suffering from mental health issues should not feel discriminated against and this article from HR Zone details some of the steps you can take to improve company culture and help provide support.