April 24 - 26, 2018 in New York City
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Thursday, April 26 • 2:15pm - 2:50pm
How Your Communications & Human Resources Departments Can Collaborate to Drive Effective Communication During Extreme Change
Johnson Controls

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In 2016, Johnson Controls and Tyco announced their intention to merge into a combined organization. That same year, Johnson Controls was spinning off its automotive business. Imagine the challenges faced when driving communication efforts for more than 200,000 employees.

Focusing on the company that would remain, a newly combined culture and transparent communications were top priorities – especially during a time of such critical importance and extensive change. Part of the responsibility was led by the Communications function, but another big part was led by Human Resources.

Learn how the teams at Johnson Controls and Tyco collaborated across companies, as well as functional teams, to build one cohesive employee communications strategy and the corresponding story.

In this session, see how Communications and HR partnered together to lead extensive cultural and organizational change through a major merger. Learn how to:


  • Identify best practices to build a combined communications strategy
  • Use technologies to gather employee input and influence a dynamic communications plan
  • Engage leaders as a critical communications channel

Melissa (Missa) Farrington-Redlich, Director, Global Internal Communications and Regional Communications, Americas
Johnson Controls

Amanda Hoffman, Director, Executive Communications
Johnson Controls 

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Melissa Farrington-Redlich

Director, Global Internal Communications and Regional Communications, Americas, Johnson Controls
Melissa (Missa) Farrington-Redlich is currently the Director, Global Internal Communications and Regional Communications, Americas for Johnson Controls. In this position, she is responsible for developing and driving execution of the global internal communication strategy for the... Read More →
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Amanda Hoffman

Director, Executive Communications, Johnson Controls
Amanda Hoffman is currently the Director, Executive Communications with Johnson Controls. In this role, she serves as the strategic communications partner for the company’s CEO and CFO, as well as other members of our Executive Committee. With the enterprise communications team... Read More →

Thursday April 26, 2018 2:15pm - 2:50pm EDT
Astor Rm, Lower Level, New York Marriott East Side 52 Lexington at 49th St, New York, NY 10017

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