Corporate Culture

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

Corporate Culture

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

Changing your workplace culture starts with you.

Why are Workplace Culture Changes Failing? How to Avoid this Major Pitfall

Culture eats strategy for breakfast. We’ve all heard some variation of that cliché, haven’t we? Believe it or not, I’m glad there are clichés about workplace culture…because it means that leadership is taking the concept seriously. Culture has entered the lexicon of the corporate report card. It’s taken some time for industry thought-leaders to identify…

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Motivate Your Workplace with Carol Ring

Why Motivating Your Employees Only Gets You Half Way There

Believe it or not, great leaders aren’t just good at knowing when to do something. They also know when to stop doing something. What do I mean? I mean that our sometimes slavish attention to motivating employees can prevent us from examining the demotivating behaviours we practice as leaders – we don’t take time to…

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How Your leadership style can ignite your team from within.

The Next Evolution in Leadership – Will You Fit In?

Your leadership style is important during ordinary times. These days, though, your leadership strengths and weakness are being put to the test, aren’t they? You don’t have the benefit of bringing your team together in an office…workshops and training sessions are more challenging to conduct. With so many teams working remotely, leaders are grappling with…

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Are You Preserving Your Culture During the Covid19 Crisis?

There’s nothing like a crisis to test our workplace culture. Climate disasters, financial recessions, health pandemics, plummeting oil demand, 911 terrorism – the list of recent crises is long. Today, many of them are occurring all at the same time. It’s no wonder our heads are spinning and uncertainty is at an all-time high. During…

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Business success is achievable, even in these uncertain times.

How to Reveal the Barriers to Business Success Concealed Within Your Culture

Are you seeing the anatomy of your corporate culture from all angles? You’re seeking business success…but are you really examining all the influences that don’t elevate, but rather drop weight on, your company? What’s keeping your business on a flat – or worse yet downward spiraling – performance trajectory? Why did you lose momentum? And…

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Corporate Culture with Carol Ring

How to Define Corporate Culture – Demystify the Way Work Gets Done in Your Organization

Here’s a challenge for you. Give me three words that describe how your company gets the job done. Can you? If you can, it means you’ve invested time learning how to define corporate culture. Because that’s how you keep an organization moving forward as a multi-talented, diverse – sometimes remote – team of professionals all…

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Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions

The Impact of Culture on Mergers and Acquisitions

There is a measure of uncertainty around the status of mergers and acquisitions – like most daily affairs at the moment. It’s likely that the ‘pause’ button has been pressed on your M&A plans. It’s causing disruption on many levels, but there couldn’t be a better time to examine how corporate culture impacts the success…

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Baby boomers aren’t retiring...and that’s good news for your company.

How Unretired Baby Boomers are Causing a Shift in Workplace Culture

As a coach and mentor, I’m constantly watching workplace trends. They fall into three general categories: impacts from technology, generational shifts, and disruption. In previous articles, I have talked about the impacts of technology. Let’s take a closer look at generational shifts and how they influence the workforce. We can’t deny that the labour market…

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Do you know the difference between engagement and culture?

How to Effectively Measure Organizational Culture and Culture Change

Countless studies have shown that a healthy organizational culture gives companies a competitive advantage. And we know that over 86% of C-Suite executives agree it’s a priority. So why is it that less than half of those surveyed think their company culture is managed effectively? What is the gap between knowing it’s the right thing…

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How a Winning Financial Services Culture Can Work for Your Organization – A Case Study: Desjardins Voyageurs Credit Union

In 2019, the Desjardins Voyageurs Credit Union was recognized by the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce as a Best Place to Work. With recent news reports of banking cultures going astray I was curious how this credit union had managed to get things right. I caught up with Regional Vice President Josée Préseault who provided insights…

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