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Post date: September 14, 2016
How good is the quality of your work culture? Do senior leaders understand culture? Even more important, do they understand the condition of your current culture and senior leaders’ responsibility in refining that culture? At most organizations, executives don’t pay much attention to culture. Their...
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Post date: March 21, 2019
Transformational leadership is easy to understand, easy to implement, and more realistic than some of the other leadership forms. Transformational leadership is one leadership style that should be embraced at the senior level of organizations to manage organizational knowledge through implementing...
Post date: January 14, 2016
Have you ever spent time with a company that has a really strong safety culture?  Strong safety cultures are woven into employee actions as naturally as the way we breathe in and out. Even as a supplier, you feel the safety imperative—from gentle reminders to hold hand rails when walking down a...
Post date: December 10, 2019
Amazon, as an organization, is committed to building a Forever Day-1 culture that works to combine the size and scale advantages of a big company, the speed and agility of a startup, and the continuous upgrade of organizational capabilities. From the day he launched his new venture, Jeff Bezos has...
Post date: May 21, 2019
Innovation, as a field, is rife with myths and beset by bad beliefs. Some of these are merely annoyances, such as the tendency to equate innovation with workshops that overuse sticky notes. Others are directly dangerous, such as the belief that innovation requires digitalization and a preponderance...
Post date: March 10, 2020
To successfully innovate, companies need to build a culture that invites experiments at a large scale, even when budgets are tight, and it’s never been cheaper and easier to do so. Computer simulations, A/B test tools, and other approaches enable teams to ask an endless stream of “what if”...
Post date: August 7, 2019
As digitalization and the accompanying democratization of work disrupt traditional business models, organizations are adopting more agile, tech-enabled ways of working. Today, employers are deconstructing jobs and dispersing work around the globe to be completed by diverse pools of talent ranging...
Post date: September 19, 2019
High-trust organizations generally perform better over time than their low-trust counterparts. They’re innovative. These organizations tend to have more pleasant workplaces than low-trust organizations. In fact, low-trust organizations tend to damage the lives and health of those condemned to labor...
Post date: January 23, 2020
Organizational development expert Edgar Schein describes organizational culture as a pattern of shared basic assumptions that the group learned as it solved its problems of external adaptation and internal integration that has worked well enough to be considered valid and, therefore, to be taught...
Post date: April 19, 2016
Stories about companies losing their market dominance often concentrate on the technology-disruption angle (e.g. how Apple’s iPhone destroyed Nokia’s mobile business). The same is true when new players shake entire sectors (e.g. how Uber’s app is causing havoc to the taxi industry). However, the...