Posts About Organizational Culture

Reframing Accountability in the Workplace

Accountability often conjures a negative connotation in our minds, and while that’s truly unfortunate, it’s understandable.

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By George Dickson on March 21, 2018

9 Research-Backed Reasons to Rethink Your Annual Employee Evaluation

Nobody looks forward to their annual employee evaluation, but I don't think that's a big secret.

In fact, many employees dread their upcoming evaluations for weeks or months in advance. And whether or not they're willing to admit it, most managers hate employee evaluations, too.

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By George Dickson on March 07, 2018

55 Creative Employee Reward Ideas (2018 Update)

Employee rewards are an essential component of effective employee engagement strategies, but many leaders still struggle to implement them successfully. By aligning the rewards you offer with your team's values, you can positively influence how they're received.

If providing excellent rewards seems like a challenge, don't worry: we've got you covered with a comprehensive list of creative reward ideas your staff will love.

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By George Dickson on January 24, 2018

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

How to Proactively Build a Strong, Engaging Culture

Company culture and the employee experience are not easy to get right, so it can be tempting to address them in a reactive way:

  • “Are employees asking for this?”
  • “Is this a priority right now?”
  • “Employees will tell us when something is wrong.”
  • “We have an open door policy.”
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By Emily Ciavolino on June 14, 2017

10 Easy Ways to Keep Remote Workers Happy and Engaged

Although sometimes dismissed as another modern perk designed to attract talent, remote working arrangements don't just benefit employees. A solid remote work program's potential for cost savings position it uniquely as a win-win, both for employees and the organizations they work for.

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By Johnny Duncan on May 31, 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

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