workplace culture

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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: May 1, 2018
Turning around a company that is struggling financially is a complicated process that requires the cooperation of finance, HR, operations, and other departments. KinderCare was able to harness that synergy to recover from 14 quarters of decline and launch into 23 quarters of growth. At the...
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: October 18, 2018
Do you filter résumés based on the level of degree, years of experience, or geography? Have you created an interview template to ensure consistency around one or two theories of good interviewing? Do you use a personality profile to predict future success? When you’re making a new hire, more often...
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: 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: 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: July 12, 2018
Clear employee goals and ongoing management of those goals have a strong relationship with business outcomes, according to research from Bersin by Deloitte. But goal management that motivates employees, improves productivity, and drives business impact requires more than assigning top-down goals...
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: 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...