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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: 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: 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: May 5, 2017
At Patagonia, an outdoor apparel company based in Ventura, Calif., preserving and protecting the environment is a core value.  So Patagonia, which brands itself as an "activist company," offers a unique employee benefit—paid time off for workers when they participate in peaceful environmental...
Post date: November 1, 2018
HR executives have seen it all—talented and engaged bosses and team members, toxic bosses and team members, and everything in between. You have observed that leaders do not have a neutral impact for very long. Either bosses have a positive impact on performance and values (how people treat each...
Post date: June 27, 2019
Daniel Jacobs is a believer in the power of storytelling. As Co-Founder and CEO of Avanoo, a company focused on culture change, Jacobs has learned how to harness technology as a driver of engagement and employee experience. He will be speaking at the HR People + Strategy Strategic HR Forum, October...
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: 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: March 18, 2019
Aaron Hurst is focused on creating purpose at work. In his book The Purpose Economy: Policy, Public Perception, Research and Data, Disruptive Technology, and Bright Spots, he illuminates the levers of change in creating that purpose. With fulfillment replacing engagement as a new metric for success...
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...