Posts About Organizational Culture

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 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

3 Things Rock Stars Can Teach Us About Accepting Feedback

The life of a musician is riddled with all breeds of feedback — from positive and constructive to downright negative. While most of us aren't receiving feedback in the limelight in our professional careers, feedback can come in all shapes during our day-to-day interactions. How we respond to it can make all the difference.

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By Elle Morgan on July 20, 2016

5 Reasons Diversity in the Workplace Is a Competitive Advantage

Building a diverse workforce isn't just beneficial; it's a major factor of success in the modern business landscape. Organizations that seek, celebrate, and embrace diversity have several very real advantages over their competitors.

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By George Dickson on June 23, 2016

8 Fun and Unique Ways to Strengthen Company Culture

Have you ever met a Chief Culture Instigator, a Minister of Fun, or resident Vibe Monitor? Maybe the Head of the Culture Committee, or the VP of Happiness? If any of these titles sound familiar, you’ve probably also worked at companies that don’t quite have the resources for an official culture or HR leader to join the staff but understand the benefits of having one.

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By Morgan Chaney on May 04, 2016