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.

essential communications – May 19, 2020

This is week 10 of our akhiatine. And it’s the last week I’m going to stop and point out how many weeks it’s been. It’s time to start a new streak of time. And because everything from ‘shelter in place’ to ‘in this together’ has a name, I’m going to call this next period of ti...

essential communications – May 14, 2020

Sorry. I know I keep talking about Zoom. But … Zoom exhaustion is becoming a real thing. (Side note: Is Zoom becoming this generation’s ‘Kleenex,’ i.e., a brand that becomes the descriptor? Every tissue is a Kleenex, every video call is a Zoom … you get the idea.)   How rea...

essential communications – May 12, 2020

Not sure about you … but our akhia quarantine – an akhiatine, so to speak – has now hit nine weeks. Needless to say, we’ve all learned a lot about ourselves. And we have had no choice but to engage in a little self-reflection.   Here are nine thoughts for nine weeks: 1. ...

essential communications – May 7, 2020

(a ‘ben thinking’ spin-off)   “You’re killing independent Ben!” I proclaimed, in the middle of my dining room, while trying to balance my workload, a Google classroom request, a favor my wife had asked and a phone call from my cousin—all while trying to schedule an HVAC ...

essential communications – May 5, 2020

(a ‘ben thinking’ spin-off)   Zoom in. You can see your personal brand on display. I talked about Zoom last week a bit. But here are some personal observations if you’re interested:   =Having your own Zoom account/private room is great. Once you realize how to work...

essential communications – April 30, 2020

(a ‘ben thinking’ spin-off)   Did you know you’re catching rays while working?   Nah, not UV rays. We’re talking HEV rays. Yep, those rays coming from your electronic screens. I clicked on this article in HuffPost because this is apparently something to be awa...

essential communications – April 28, 2020

(a ‘ben thinking’ spin-off)   A lot is happening as more states prepare to ‘reopen’ their economies. In Ohio we learned that we can get dental work on May 1 … we can hire a carpenter on May 4 … and we can go back to the mall on May 12. BUT … we cannot (still) get a hairc...

essential communications – April 23, 2020

(a ‘ben thinking’ spin-off)   Thank you for all the positive feedback to the first ‘essential communications’ blog! Like I said, I’m reading everything I can get my hands on, as I know so many of you are, so hopefully this helps a little while you’re sorting through thin...

Essential Communications – April 21, 2020

(a ‘ben thinking’ spin-off)   Our definition of essential has changed quite a bit in 2020. And while I don’t think what I do is on the same level as what we now identify as essential, I do think communications have never been more important.   To that point, and beca...