The Carrot Blog

The Carrot blog is where our team (and the occasional guest blogger) air their views about the latest goings-on in social media, crisis management (particularly online and social media crisis management), public relations, communications and reputation management.

The opinions expressed here are personal, and don’t necessarily reflect the views of everyone at Carrot, or of our clients. Our views are just that.

We’re also aware that in these fast-changing times, and what we said last month might be out of date today. Opinions,

views, information, links (especially links…) and thinking on any given subject change over time; if you’re interested in the latest advice on a particular subject, please let us know.

We welcome comments, feedback and questions on the Carrot blog. We try to make sure what we’re saying is accurate, and that we attribute quotes, images and so on fairly. But we’re human, so if we’ve got anything wrong, please let us know and we’ll do our best to put it right.

We hope you enjoy reading.

Avoiding groupthink

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Groupthink’s a term devised by psychologist Irving Janis. He defined groupthink as: “a mode of thinking that people engage in when they are deeply involved in a cohesive in-group, when the members’ strivings for unanimity override their motivation to realistically…
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Supporting continued learning and development

Supporting continued learning and development

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Two of the main things that motivate people – according to Drive by Daniel Pink – are mastery and autonomy.  Mastery isn’t referring to perfection, but the continual improvement of our chosen skills and expertise. Meanwhile, autonomy motivates us by…
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storytelling

Why storytelling is more than a buzzword

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‘Brand storytelling’ is on-trend. It’s become a bit of a buzz phrase. But when brands do storytelling well, it can be a powerful way for a brand to communicate with its audience. Many brands start with storytelling by drafting a…
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Focus Management

Focus management in uncertain times

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Focus management has been something that the Carrot team has practised for years now, but right now we’re all facing what could be months of uncertainty.  How on earth do we continue to be focused and productive when the country’s…
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Comment Policy

We’re social people. We love people to come to our blog and leave comments. But we’ll moderate all the comments people leave here before we post them, and we won’t post any comments that contain spam, hate language, racism, homophobia, language that we wouldn’t want our mothers to read, or are abusive in any way.

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