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Axellium Newsletter - March 2016
Welcome to the March edition of the Axellium newsletter.

As businesses continue to push for increased efficiency and productivity, a number of trends are taking shape that are affecting the ways in which those efficiencies can (or cannot) be realized. The workforce is changing, as are workplaces. Expectations are changing on the part of employers and employees alike. Jobs, careers no longer mean what they used to, and that is affecting the way companies are structured as well as the way people work (and where they work).

In this context, personnel decisions and policies can have vast repercussions on company culture and how that culture translates into value for the company's customers. If cultures are changing, how does that affect the ability of the company to speak in a coherent voice and engage its customers in predictable and consistent ways? How can you maintain the ability to execute?

The articles we’ve assembled this month will provide you with some answers, and hopefully lead you to reflect on how to best prepare your business to respond proactively to some of these trends so you can maintain your competitive advantage.

Happy readings,

The Axellium Team.
Feature Article
Work in the Future Will Fall into These 4 Categories
By John Boudreau, Contributor, Harvard Business Review

Organizations are more boundary-less, agile, global, and transparent - and will be even more so in the future. Work and workers (yes, humans) will always be essential to organizations.

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Why the Future of Work Is at Home
By Alana Massey, Contributor, Pacific Standard Magazine

Even a cursory look at the social, environmental, and economic impacts of working from home indicates that even more people could and should be.

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Which Scenarios Do Consumers Believe Are Most Damaging to Corporate Reputations?
By MarketingCharts Staff

More than one-third (37%) of US adults have decided not to do business with a company because of something they learned about how the company conducts itself.

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Feature Article
A Messy Necessity: Content Marketing Needs to Grow Up
By Dominick Sirianni, Principal, Axellium

The recently published study B2B Content Marketing: 2016 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends, clearly illustrates the challenges facing organizations looking to drive leads and engage an audience using content.

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How to Create Better Content Than Your Competitors [Infographic]
By Erik Devaney, Content Strategist, HubSpot

As the deluge of online content continues, getting your content to stand out from the crowd has become increasingly difficult. For many of us, accepting the reality that our content needs to be better and actually doing something about it are two very different things.

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4 ways good project leaders create cultures of success
By Moira Alexander, Contributor,

People are not machines. They can't be programmed to simply do as they're expected. People are complex, dynamic and intuitive, and they bring education, experience and emotions to work every day - all of which plays a role in their interactions and contributions.

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