Our News

Richard Burton takes on new role as Head of Strategy at The Creative Engagement Group

The Creative Engagement Group (TCEG) announced today the expansion of Richard Burton’s role to Head of Strategy, alongside his current role as Global Managing Partner of the employee engagement division Forty1.

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Forty1 appoints Chris Cox as Senior Communications and Engagement Consultant for Forty1 North America

Forty1 has appointed Chris Cox as a Senior Communications and Engagement Consultant for North America.

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Forty1 continues expansion of employee engagement offering with new hire

Forty1 continues to expand its consultancy team with the appointment of Jason Frank as Senior Communications and Engagement Consultant from this month.

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Our Thinking

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: What Pokémon can teach us about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Whilst it’s true that we hear about diversity, equity and inclusion often, do organisations really understand what these terms mean? These words are often interchangeable with many different variations. That’s fine, but only if organisations can clearly express what each term means to them with clear communicated definitions. It’s great to start off with the fundamental meaning of each term but they need to be explored further with leadership teams and employees to make them unique to their organisation.

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Using All the Pencils

Have you ever attended a party but wondered whether you may have been invited by accident? Have you had that uncomfortable feeling in your stomach – the one where there’s an urge inside you to proudly show up as the diverse and confusing individual that you are, but you don’t know how that fits within a culture where the norm is to ‘be the same’? 

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Do You Hear the People Sing?

DEI isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution; it’s personal to you and your organization.

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Create an Inclusive Culture to Enable People to Be Themselves

I recently watched writer Jodi-Ann Burey deliver a TED Talk that addressed what she calls the “myth of bringing your full, authentic self to work”. One of her points was that it’s much easier to be who you are when who you are is all around you. If you’re the first, the only, or the different, it’s simply too risky. So, you wear a costume and are not yourself – authentic or not.

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Skin in the Game: How Becoming an Ally Made Me a Better Leader

There is an unforgettable moment when head knowledge becomes heart knowledge. You can’t predict when it will happen or what will trigger it. For me, it was in 2018, standing in the basement of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, staring at a painstakingly embroidered pillowcase given by a mom to her nine-year-old daughter when the child was sold into slavery.

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Now Streaming: Practical Tips for Budget-Friendly Internal Videos

The days of “lights, camera, action” are different. Now that everyone has a video camera and player at their fingertips on their smartphones, videos are not just accessible – they’re expected. Top internal communicators use video regularly for good reason: video engages, adds a human element, boosts information retention and reduces the need for meetings.

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