Corporate Culture

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

Corporate Culture

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

Corporate Culture Trends

Organizational Culture — Trends You Need to Know

It’s hard to believe that the term “corporate culture” didn’t appear on the business landscape in a meaningful way until the early 1980’s. By contrast, another business term, “money”, developed almost 5,000 years ago! While corporate culture may seem like a newborn to the business world, important trends are emerging. CEO’s are starting to get…

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Pizza Kitchen

Turning up the heat on employee performance

Turning up the heat on employee performance Summer is in full swing and things are heating up.  We’ve got the beating sun, the hazy humidity, scorching pavements, camp fires, BBQ’s and perhaps even some hot tempers.  While all of this heat is going on around us, what’s the temperature like in your workplace?  Are your…

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5 Secrets to Lead Your Troops Out of the Trenches

Every day when you arrive at work do you sigh as you go through the door?  Do you think “Just once I’d like to be a cast member at Disney, rather than a middle manager where I am today”? If only this place was as exciting and fun to work at as Zappo’s or Google!…

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Airplane Tail

Every business has an “airline” story – do you know yours?

Everyone has a story of lost luggage, delayed flights, or that flight attendant with attitude.  And as customers, we can’t wait to share the experience with everyone – either in person or via social media.  What the experience is really telling us is how the particular brand of the organization is being perceived.  After all,…

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Costing Corporate Culture: 3 steps to assess your ROI

The conversation about the cost of an organization’s culture is a tough one to have.  After all, if culture is just a nebulous, intangible concept how can we apply a financial analysis to it? Good news!  By using some tried and true costing practices, along with new assessment tools, you can measure the ROI of…

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How to get the Cultural Conversation Started

“Things get done only if the data we gather can inform and inspire those in a position to make a difference” Dr. Mike Schmoker Culture survey assessments provide an overview of what’s going on in your organization.  While the results are just data points, the real value is in the follow up conversations with your…

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Culture and Your Competition Poll

How to Celebrate Everything You Think is Wrong Day

March 15th is the worldwide Everything You Think is Wrong Day. Have you considered the possibility everything you are thinking about your culture is wrong? No matter the day, here are 3 myth busting tips to keep you from wrong thinking when it comes to culture Myth #1 Culture is just a soft fuzzy concept…

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Olympic Gold Medal

Is Your Business Going for Gold?

The Gold Medal – the highest award in Olympic competition. Who doesn’t want to be a gold medal winner? Every time I tune into the Olympics I am inspired by the stories. The passion and dedication of each athlete as they strive for excellence is almost unbelievable. They do it for their country, their sport…

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Top Employee Gift for this Holiday Season isn’t a Holiday Party.

Giving gifts is all about recognizing people and celebrating events, like the wedding gift to close friends who are embarking on a new chapter in their lives. The intent of the gift is to give something of value, something that will contribute to the couple’s happiness. Unlike this wedding scenario however, giving gifts or recognition…

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Preventing Software Implementation Failures due to Poor Culture

If you’re like me you’re sick to death from hearing about the great culture at Zappo’s and Google.  After all, if we had a gazillion dollars in cash flow we’d all build gyms and onsite daycares for our employees, wouldn’t we?  So, when it comes to culture do we all need to be a Zappo’s…

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