Align your brand and employee experiences for sustained success

Imagine your HR and marketing leaders walk into a bar.

And they never talk. And yet, they should.

Each of their actions affects each other.

Your brand principles (how you uniquely deliver your brand promise) and the behaviors manifesting your values sit opposite (think outside/inside). By aligning your brand and employee experience, you can improve sales effectiveness, employee satisfaction/retention, and innovation efforts.

I’ve seen sales and field teams be far more effective and motivated because they could see and feel a clear linkage between how the company asked them to behave and how we said the company would deliver.

This doesn’t have to be overly complicated. We are not looking for matching luggage between the brand principles and the behaviors. Cohesion is good. Clashing, clearly not.

If you’re working to adjust your brand strategy (talking promise or principles here), take a moment to at least check in with your employees to ensure they believe and agree with the direction you are heading.

If not, ask what would be true for them to believe and then make that real. Start there first.

Your growth and employee satisfaction are, in part, relying on it.