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White Papers by Blue Beyond Consulting, Inc.

  • Building & Sustaining High-Performance Cultures That Drive Growth & Profitability

    We understand the challenges and complexities involved in developing high-performing teams and workplace culture, especially in the midst of these changing times. Whatever the state of your business — whether you’re striving to maintain a one-company mindset as you grow through acquisition,...
  • How to Support Internal Comma and Employee Engagement

    Every person, in every organization, has a responsibility to communicate effectively with others. In fact, this kind of day-to-day ‘conversation’ is typically the most impactful communication that happens in any organization. But there is also the more formal, intentional, strategic kinds of...
  • Building a High-Performance Culture

    As all who embark on culture evolution or transformation know, success is difficult to achieve, even under ideal circumstances. When dealing with the human system of the organization, the adage that “the soft stuff is the hard stuff” is all too accurate. That said, in our experience, there are...
  • Leading with Purpose During Turbulent Times

    During times of crisis and uncertainty, employees often look to their company — and their company’s leaders — as a source of comfort, truth, and direction. Many organizations are recognizing that, now more than ever, having a meaningful company purpose and a strong set of core values give...
  • Guiding Principles for an Unprecedented Time

    At Blue Beyond, we believe in the power of human potential to solve our most intractable problems. It’s what we are built for. For more than a decade, we have partnered with organizations as they navigate times of change, while creating thriving workplaces with engaged employees. We believe...
  • Strengthening Your Core Values

    Effective company values should serve as your company’s North star — guiding decisions and driving positive behaviors. When times are challenging, it’s critical to ensure that your values are showing up in the day-to-day of your organization. Company values should motivate and empower...
  • Building Effective Teams

    Our philosophy to building effective teams is rooted in the principles of Deep Trust and High Expectations. The combination of deep trust and high expectations create a virtuous cycle where individuals feel a sense of belonging and commitment to the team purpose. In this environment, team...
  • Graphic Facilitation

    Turn complex ideas into simple images and words to create clarity and alignment. Graphic facilitation and graphic recording are powerful tools for creating visual narratives that enable clear, memorable, and sustainable change at the individual, team, or organizational level.
  • Value's Assessment

    During times of challenge or crisis, your organization’s culture comes under a microscope and who you really are — for better or worse — is likely to surface. Crisis-proofing your culture depends, to a large degree, on the strength of your core values. The following assessment will help you...
  • Effective Communication Planning for Leaders

    As a leader, you know the importance of frequent communication with your team. But did you know that in a recent poll of 1,000 employees, communicating well was the one critical skill that 91 percent of respondents said their leaders lacked? Truly effective leadership communication requires more...
  • 6 Essential Tips for Communicating Through Change

    Change sparks questions — and as a leader, people are looking to you for answers. When communicating with your team during a major change or business transformation, it’s important to communicate with clarity and empathy to build understanding and commitment. You may need to adjust your typical...
  • What Makes Effective Company Values?

    Company values are the cornerstone of an organization’s culture. They are the fundamental beliefs and guiding principles that companies use to influence the way their people relate to each other and engage with their customers and clients. Company values shouldn’t just be words on a page — they...
  • Change Management Communications Starter Kit

    Effective change communications should motivate, engage, and equip people to navigate the change you’re seeking. In this starter kit, we’ll walk you through the 5 critical things to consider when developing your change communications plan to help you put in place the key building blocks to...
  • Assess the Agility and Resilience of Your Culture

    We live and work in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world. High-performing company cultures will determine which organizations not only survive, but thrive in the future. Download our culture assessment with six organizational imperatives you can focus on...
  • Resilient and Agile eBook

    One thing is clear — leaders are facing unprecedented pressure. They need to deliver business results while navigating exceptional uncertainty. All leaders are being forced by circumstances to meet the current moment. Smart leaders are meeting the moment — and building agility and resiliency...
  • Building a Compelling Employee Value Proposition: A Step-by-Step Approach to Making your EVP Real

    Get the eBook for tips and best practices on building, living, and sustaining a compelling EVP, including how to: discover and clarify the employee experience that is the essence of your EVP, conceptualize and articulate your EVP through messaging and imagery that reflects your values and...
  • Strengthening Manager Communication to Drive Business Success

    Managers are the fundamental channel for effective employee communication, engagement, and behavioral change. In fact, numerous research shows a direct link between managers and employee engagement levels. Yet, managers remain one of the top hurdles to achieving employee communication and...
  • Guide to Onboarding Remote Employees

    Between the realities of telecommuting and the global nature of many businesses today, the demand for leaders who can manage teams effectively across distances isn’t the exception – it’s the new rule. If you find yourself in this situation, this guide will help you create an effective and...
  • The Secret to High-Performing Teams

    Understanding when (and how) to invest in your team. Companies with highly engaged employees are proven to increase profits and boost productivity—and the most successful ones do this by creating (and nurturing) high-performing, high-trust teams. So, what’s the secret?
  • Best Practices for Merger and Acquisition Communication

    If you are a leader in an organization preparing for a merger or acquisition (or M&A), this guide is intended to help you think through the elements of a successful, holistic communications approach and plan — whether you’re the company being acquired or doing the acquiring.
  • Self Assessment for a High Performing Team

    Whether you’re a low-, medium-, or high-performing team right now, you can always look for ways to grow and improve. This workbook contains some key attributes of high-performing teams — take a look. How would you rate your team and how can you improve?
  • Strategic Planning in Higher Education

    Successful strategic planning efforts in higher education settings requires bringing together highly diverse stakeholder interests in a collaborative, but efficient, process designed to create both insight and buy-in to the collective vision, mission, goals and priorities for the institution. We...
  • Improving Employee Engagement

    Four keys to a successful employee experience-focused approach.
  • Infographic: Employee Engagement

    By the numbers, we show you why employee engagement matters.
  • Understanding Employee Experience: A Key Factors Framework

    There are many frameworks that can help you think more holistically about employee experience. To help us and our clients craft effective approaches to gather, analyze and make sense of employee experience insights, Blue Beyond reviewed the most relevant and created this tool.