From The Washington Post: As part of the “digital transition” plan laid out by the Obama White House shortly before the election, the incoming administration starts with a clean slate.
From Obama White House: Take a look at how the digital history of the Obama administration is preserved.
From strategy+business: Does the way your company manages its strategy influence the effectiveness of your teams? And does the way you manage teams affect your strategy? We believe the answer to both questions is yes, and in a new research study under way now, we’re testing that hypothesis.
You can see the evidence in companies with strategic coherence. These are companies with a distinctive identity. The few capabilities that make them unique all fit together, supporting a value proposition that few other companies can match. They choose to go in directions only where their capabilities give them a right to win. Great companies need great capabilities. And inside every company that does things exceptionally well are teams of people working across functional boundaries, year after year, doing things together they couldn’t do alone.
From Fast Company: How do you design for more than 100 million Americans? It's the challenge of a lifetime for Original Champions of Design's Jennifer Kinon.
From The Content Strategist: Rachel Gogel is not a fan of the term “visual storytelling.” To her, it doesn’t capture the unique challenges designers face when telling a brand’s story.
Gogel, the creative director for The New York Times’s T Brand Studio, is, of course, an expert visual storyteller herself, helping companies tell their stories through native advertisements. “As people, we are storytellers,” she explained. “The question is, how do we use visuals to influence emotion, to get an audience to view your images, to stay and eventually come back?”
The main goal at the T Brand Studio is to turn brand initiatives into a narrative with the same caliber of reporting as the traditional editorial work produced by The New York Times.
From Fast Company: The history-making Broadway icon recast history to reflect contemporary America, and found innovative ways to put fans first.
From Fast Company