Buy-in for Culture?

How can you get buy-in to do something about the culture? It's a question people ask me often. "It's obvious: our associates are unhappy with the way we do things around here". "Our factory's performance indicators go downhill." "Retention is a disaster: new hires leave within three months." "Employee health…

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Positive Culture is Crucial for Remote Teams

Flexible work isn’t just the future of work–it’s already here. Flexible work arrangements are a priority for top job seekers. If you need to recruit and retain millennials to keep your workforce up to date, don't force them into an office from 9 to 5. Especially in a labor market…

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How e-learning can Develop your Culture

Culture can be the multiplier to either success or failure for organizations. As we've seen in my earlier article, a toxic culture might cause productivity to decrease by 40% while a positive culture might boost performance with at least 20% - but probably more (estimate based on research and my…

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The cost of a tough or toxic culture

Why would you invest in developing an effective organizational culture? The answer is that it impacts organizational performance and that culture, as it’s hard to copy, is a competitive advantage. It’s an asset, as Kevin Stiroh, a bank supervisor, says in Harvard Business Review. “A firm’s cultural capital is a…

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Your best Place to Work

Whether you are looking for a job, contemplating a move in your career, or staying where you are: what is your ideal organization culture? When would you be at your best? Remember that your time on earth is priceless! Don't settle for the daily grind but have fun while you…

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Your culture will boost performance if you start today

Is there proof that organizational culture matters? Does it determine performance? Let’s look at the ground-breaking study of Professors John Kotter and James Heskett. They studied the corporate cultures of over 200 companies (including Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, ICI, Nissan, and First Chicago) and tracked their economic performances over an 11-year period.…

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