Posts About Organizational Culture

How and Why You Need to Recognize Your Executives

Most employee recognition programs position senior leaders as champions or role models, not candidates for feedback. In fact, everyone can improve in some way; everyone’s drive wavers sometimes, and money is not always the best motivator.

For leaders with greater influence, continuous personal improvement and targeted motivation can have a significant impact on an organization. Senior leaders make excellent champions and role models for receiving recognition as well as giving it.

That’s why their participation is so crucial.

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By Jessica Collins on June 28, 2017

30 Emotional Intelligence Training Opportunities Hidden in Your Workday

There's little controversy over the value of emotional intelligence (EI). Yet most efforts still focus on arguing its importance without much, if any, organizational scaffolding in place to support its pursuit.

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By Jessica Collins on May 03, 2017

How to Sell Employee Recognition to a Skeptical Executive

Two thirds of employees don’t believe senior leadership supports recognition programs. Unsurprisingly, 83 percent report their organization’s culture doesn’t support recognition.

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By Jessica Collins on March 22, 2017

How to Make Business Travel Better for Employees

Company culture doesn’t stop at the office door. The way employees travel says a lot about their organization’s values.

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By Charlie Schaub on March 08, 2017

3 Practical Ways to Help Employees Benefit from Emotions

We have all seen emotion at work: occasionally someone cries or yells, and everyone shares an uncomfortable moment. Of course, we ourselves are rational, and know how to separate personal feelings from business.

Right?

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By Jessica Collins on February 01, 2017

How to Stop Silencing Employees by Mistake

Employee voice is crucial for high performance and innovation, yet leaders continue to silence and disengage their employees unknowingly.

Bubbles form around management that reinforce beliefs that their communication is sufficient, yet modern research suggests otherwise.

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By Jessica Collins on January 18, 2017

How to Make Staff Appreciation a More Natural Interaction

You know staff appreciation is important to your organization's success — there's really no debate or controversy on that point anymore.

So you decided to implement some employee appreciation ideas you found in a guide.

Maybe you brought the team some donuts one day with a deliciously clever note about how you "donut" know what you'd do without them, or announced an employee of the month during an all-hands meeting.

Despite all that effort, you're still not seeing the cornucopia of benefits you were promised, and only a handful of employees even seem like they want to participate.

Why is that? 

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By George Dickson on December 21, 2016

Is Trust More Important Than Individual Potential?

Chief Human Resources Officers believe that high-potential employees are 91 percent more valuable to their organizations than average employees, so it is no surprise that HR's main concern is retaining them.

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By Jessica Collins on December 14, 2016

6 Research-Backed Reasons to Rethink Your Annual Employee Evaluation

Everyone hates annual employee evaluations, but I don't think that's a big secret.

Many employees dread their upcoming evaluation for weeks or months in advance -- and whether they're willing to admit it or not -- most managers hate employee evaluations as much or more than employees do.

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By George Dickson on August 31, 2016

6 Tested Techniques for Dramatically Improved One on One Meetings

There have been too many articles, white papers, and case studies written on the “death of the annual performance review.” But when you brush past the hyperbole, you find a diverse list of successful companies changing the way they measure employees.

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By Sahil Mehta on August 24, 2016

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