Are you rewriting history? … OK, so that’s not exactly the same thing as initially creating information about your organization’s history, but it can still seem like a huge task. The good thing — and perhaps one reason this needs to be done — is that today’s tools and networks allow for very dynamic ways to share this history with the world. Gone are the boring charts and non-interactive timelines and text.
Thanks to more sophisticated Internet capabilities and high quality printing standards, yesterday’s company history can become today’s relevant introduction to what makes your organization the unique entity that it is. What’s more, redoing the history with extra “bells and whistles” also brings pride and new understanding by members and employees.
I am proud of three histories that I’ve created for three of my clients. Standley Systems (top right), the Airport Consultants Council (middle right) and Loudoun County, VA (bottom right). They are illustrated on this page. But here are some tips for creating the online history that will get noticed:
Style: interactive online
History Reimagined: Updating yesterday's company history can improve today's legacy
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