Organizational trauma takes many forms. It can be “collective trauma” like what we’ve all struggled with over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be a “shock and awe” event like an act of violence or a suicide. It can be ongoing and cumulative, like systemic sexual harassment or racism. Or it could be a less dramatic, but still disruptive event like a round of layoffs (or the ongoing threat of them), a contentious merger or restructuring, or a cyber hack. Regardless of the specifics, says Diana Hendel, PharmD, trauma affects organizations in predictable (and deeply destructive) ways.
Excited to share a link here to a lovely conversation with Lexie Smith, Owner of ThePRBar on her podcast Pitchin' and Sippin'. We covered everything from ghost writing and advertorials to pitching and editing. A lot of what I work on as a journalist, editor and writer was explored as well as some industry standards such as AP Style and even delved into the ethics of certain types of written work. Give it a hear right here!
Dear Ruksana, Congratulations for receiving an Honorable Mention in the 29th Annual North American Travel Journalists Association Awards Competition.
Imagine my surprise when I saw that in the mail this morning! It's always a bit of a personal and professional celebration when the work you do for a living is recognized.