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Performance Series 1: High Performance Culture and its Essential Components

March 30, 2017

Culture. Whether you understand it or not, your organization has one. The question is, will you let it evolve on its own, or will you leverage it to perform at your best? A consistent trait of high performing organizations is that they actively evolve their cultures with forethought and planned intentions.In other words, they manage it with the same rigor that they do sales, operations, and accounting.

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Culture

How to Avoid an Uber Failure at Your Company

March 21, 2017

It's been a difficult last couple of months for Uber. In case you haven't been following the company as closely as you follow your Uber driver's arrival, a former employee blogged about issues of sexual harassment in February. The issues she described appear to stem from the culture and values created by the organization’s leaders. The New York Times quickly followed up with their own story that included more details of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior.

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Culture

How to Create Happy Quitters

March 14, 2017

It’s inevitable that employees will leave their organizations at some point. So what can we do, at the very least, to craft an environment that creates “happy quitters” or maybe even potential boomerang employees? Foster great leaders that care about their employees regardless of their next step.

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Culture

Trends in Office Space: More than Four Walls

March 9, 2017

The workplace is changing…radically. For the first time in history, companies have three generations working together with another knocking at the door. Gone are the days when one size fits all. While companies are pondering how they can compete for talent, let alone thrive, standing still is not an option.

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Human Resources, Culture

Marketing and Human Resources: A Natural Partnership

March 2, 2017

A recent study in Bersin by Deloitte noted employee engagement as one of the top issues on the minds of CEOs and business leaders. While it may be on the minds of company leadership, the task typically falls on human resources.

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