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Insights on Workspace and Culture from John Albrecht [Video]

April 29, 2016

Insights on Workspace and Culture from John Albrecht

We all know that culture leads to higher employee engagement and that higher employee engagement leads to stronger business results. And one component of this is your workspace or office environment. I recently sat down with my friend John Albrecht, Partner at Dark Gray, to gain some insight on this symbiotic relationship and continue the conversation Bryan began a few weeks ago with LDI’s Emily Krueger. Watch the video, or read the transcript below.

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Well-Being

Budget-Friendly Workplace Wellness Ideas

April 26, 2016

Do you have a tight budget for well-being at your organization? No problem! Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need unlimited resources to host an effective wellness program.

If you’re looking for a place to start and know that you don’t have a lot of financial backing, start with things that make a real impact to employee morale—that’s where true well-being is derived from anyway.

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Human Resources, Culture

The Risks of Generational Stereotyping

April 22, 2016

Baby Boomers are out of touch. Gen Xers are cynics. Millennials are lazy and unmotivated. Have you ever heard these stereotypes? I’ll admit it: I’m as guilty as everyone else, fallen into the trap like the rest of society. I’ve stereotyped generations many times—including my own.

Is that wrong, you ask?

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Leadership

Five Ways to Measure Success

April 20, 2016

We live in a world that seems to only ask, “What have you done for me lately?” You see this in sports as coaches and players who were able to win four years ago are questioned when the team starts losing. You see this in business when leaders get frustrated at the pace of making change. You see this as we make personal goals and how we get frustrated with ourselves when we aren't accomplishing what we wanted.

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Culture, Partners

Dear New Employee: Do This, Not That

April 19, 2016

Within the past few years here at Element Three we’ve been growing as a marketing agency and elevating our brand to a place where some really smart, and capable people, want to come work for us. And people ask both me and our Director of Talent all the time, “What does it take to work at Element Three?”

So, if I had a chance to meet with every single person who wanted to ask me that question, what you see here is what I’d tell them.

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