Damianakes Communications - Communications Consulting to Improve Business Performance
communications consulting to improve business performance


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  strategic employee communications

Helping companies drive desired employee behavior to achieve individual, department and corporate goals. Ideal for improving or sustaining organizational performance or making changes to programs, culture, policies, systems or business practices.


  • Engage Employees to Deliver Results
  • Define and Manage Culture
  • Increase Employee Business Acumen
  • Manage Controversial Issues
  • Navigate and Build Support for Changes

CASE STUDY - Cultural Fine-Tuning - Fostering Faster Decision Making

The Problem
Consensus decision-making was taken to an extreme. Protracted decisions, once made, were often interpreted differently or implemented inconsistently.

The Communications Solution
A multi-dimensional approach focusing on clear structure and behavioral reinforcement that included:

  • Positioning the leadership team as role models for faster decision-making;
  • Sharing anecdotes to reinforce the new way to make decisions;
  • Clarifying decision maker's roles and responsibilities, and escalation criteria;
  • Documenting key decisions during executive meetings to foster fast, consistent communications.
The Results
  • Individual leaders sought input, but made many key decisions without consensus;
  • Reduced tendency to require further study, shaving months off decision timelines;
  • Documented decisions were cascaded quickly and with consistency;
  • Managers understood the goal and began escalation efforts to prevent delays.

"Amy is a pro. I always knew that when she was involved, I would be well prepared for any communications challenge."

Sue Swenson
CEO Sage North America