culture

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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: 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: 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: 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...
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: April 4, 2019
The sales department is in Shanghai, the manufacturing plant in Mumbai, leadership in London, and accounting in Abu Dhabi, yet everyone works for the same company. Today, it’s not uncommon for an organization to have offices all over the globe, spanning continents and languages. For these...
Post date: August 1, 2019
To create a sustainable world, firms must (a) simultaneously pursue the twin purposes of economic wellbeing and societal welfare and (b) internalize two seemingly contrary values—a concern for the welfare of society and a concern for its own success/dominance over other firms. For the leadership of...
Post date: June 9, 2020
In the summer of 2018, the Riot Games leadership team members experienced every modern CEO’s nightmare: they woke up to a breaking news story alleging that a broken, sexist culture had emerged on their watch. A few days later, the company issued a public apology and vowed to address the roots of...
Post date: May 21, 2020
We call my parent’s house Casa de Mano. In naming the house, we had no claims to pretension nor desire to convey that we lived in a historic estate, filled which magic and mystery. Rather, the naming was an homage to a childhood lesson on the importance of family.  In order to impart this lesson on...