Internal communication’s Periodic Table of essential elements

Imagine the fundaments of your in-house messaging laid out like Mendelev’s iconic chart. Actually, you don’t have to imagine that; it’s already been done—with space for your additions.

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In 1869, Dmitri Mendelev created the first-ever Periodic Table of Elements.

Since then, Mendelev’s design has evolved into the Periodic Table we know today—an arrangement of all known elements on Earth. Taking you back to high school science class, the table is organized by elements that have similar characteristics and arranges them in groups and families.

Mendelev had the foresight and knowledge to know that his concept wasn’t final: He included all the elements known at that time. He knew it was incomplete and left spaces in his design knowing that new elements would be discovered or created.

The Periodic Table of Internal Communication

I began thinking of ways to provide a similar structure and order to the world of internal communications and immediately thought of the Periodic Table. Being a huge fan of Alive With Ideas‘ work, I approached them (and only them) with my idea of creating the Periodic Table of Internal Communication.

I couldn’t be prouder of what we came up with. The team at Alive With Ideas did much of the heavy lifting in making this idea come to fruition.

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