Fuel for Thought

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

Fuel for Thought

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

Human resource leaders should be asking, “Why?”

How Human Resources Leaders can be Business Pioneers

Are you still trying to move the needle on ‘employee engagement’ numbers? Human resource leaders have been tasked with bumping up the approval ratings on engagement surveys for far too long… They’ve been asked to measure corporate success by the metrics of the ‘who, what, where, where, and how’ of an employee’s job. But the…

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(Re)writing your company policies? Take these 3 steps

(Re)writing your company policies? Take these 3 steps

Were your company policies written for misbehaving toddlers? Believe it or not, that’s how far too many policies and procedure manuals come across to employees. Leaders often rely on policies that try to enforce compliance… But, what does it say about your company culture when your manual is full of bold, italic, underlined, and ALL…

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A study of police culture tells us about cultural change

What Police Culture Tells Us About Workplace Cultural Change

Bureaucracy can stifle meaningful cultural change. A close look at police culture in Canada points to a challenge that leaders face across the board. I got thinking about this when the RCMP began to dominate the headlines with stories of workplace harassment, and allegations of racist and sexist bias in the course of executing their…

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positive workplace culture has a simple anatomy

The Key Characteristics of an Incredible Workplace Culture

Good leaders advance a company’s financial goals consistently. Great leaders advance a company’s workplace culture consistently. Both contribute to the bottom line, but only one builds a workplace that is ignited from within by individuals who work seamlessly as a team…in good times and bad. Understanding the dynamics of a positive workplace culture – not…

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Don’t let workplace culture pain points get in the way

Are the Best Workplace Cultures Really Pain Free?

We’re all a little preoccupied with our health at the moment. That makes sense… But leaders mustn’t lose sight of their organizational health. Now, more than ever, it’s imperative that your company culture remains robust. Some of the bandaid solutions you’ve been employing in the past are probably tattered, exposing systemic wounds and weaknesses. With…

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Don’t let your company’s limiting values hold you back

How to Not Let Your Company’s Limiting Values Hold You Back

“There’s gold in them thar hills.” – Mark Twain Did you know there’s gold dust scattered all through your company? So many leaders miss it, though, because they’re too busy digging for the big vein that will guarantee a lifetime of harmony, wealth, and success for their business. Stop digging and start thinking. Start thinking…

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covid at work

COVID 19 Survey Tells the Tale of Changing Workplace Cultures

The Barrett Values Centre recently released the results of their assessment on how the pandemic has impacted the culture of our organizations. And while we try to preserve and reinvent our customer experience, the employee experience has taken an equal battering. COVID 19 has impacted our world in so many ways. Each of us has…

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