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Post date: August 18, 2017
Why is it that when testing out a concept for a new restaurant, people are willing to spend more money if the restaurant is named Studio 97 rather than Studio 17? How is it that a tall person with a deep voice is perceived to be more capable than someone who is shorter with a higher voice? How come...
Post date: September 27, 2018
Employee engagement has become a major initiative in organizations attempting to improve their performance. It makes sense: Engaged employees are committed and more likely to volunteer their energy toward organizational goals. How to create this energy is not as clear. We believe the key to...
Post date: November 8, 2018
Your culture is something other companies can try to replicate, but will always be uniquely yours. It was formed over time and has hopefully grown into a strategic advantage. When you bring on a new leader, it’s important they understand not only where you’re headed, but also how your culture will...
Post date: November 27, 2018
Have you ever felt like you were expected to innovate but didn’t have enough time to do it? You’re not alone. Recent research shows this is a common problem for knowledge workers. In Workfront’s 2018 State of Work Report, 58 percent of the more than 2,000 workers surveyed said they are so swamped...
Post date: March 31, 2016
For a number of years, I worked at the New York City headquarters of the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. One unmistakable part of the experience was being greeted every morning by bright red wall-to-wall carpeting. Step off the elevator, on any floor, and you were immediately treading upon...
Post date: May 29, 2018
Values-based leadership is now widely accepted. Executives understand that liberating people to live shared values at work forges stronger business results. Yet, when it comes to the nuances involved in building values-based cultures, most leaders’ knowledge is simply incomplete. Here are three...
Post date: April 28, 2016
When an organization genuinely supports and promotes the well-being of its workers, the rewards go well beyond health-related cost savings. Establishing a culture of wellness helps create a healthier, more engaged workforce, and that gives an organization a distinct competitive edge. How big an...
Post date: December 18, 2018
Peter Drucker was certainly on to something when he quipped, “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Organizational culture is the accumulation of behaviors, beliefs, and social norms that define excellence in a given organization. If strategy sets the course for where an organization wants to go,...
Post date: February 22, 2017
Have you ever sensed that, when it comes to getting humans to work together effectively, many “innovative” HR solutions do nothing but imperfectly reinvent the wheel?   If so, you’re in good company. Garry Ridge is president and CEO of WD-40 Company. My passion is workplace culture building, and I...
Post date: November 29, 2018
What does it mean when “culture” is a part of your job title or role description? Can one person (or even a whole functional area) alone be totally in charge of and wield its power?  Culture is not about amenities, employee appreciation days, company picnics, or community service events. It is “a...