Workplace Culture

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

Workplace Culture

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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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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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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14 Rookies Make the Cut on Glassdoor’s 2020 Best Places to Work in Canada

On Dec 11, 2019, Glassdoor released the 25 Best Places to Work in 2020 in Canada. For the second year in a row, Microsoft tops the list. It’s the third time in four years that they rate in the top five. Salesforce, Cisco, Apple, and Shopify are all perennial members of this prestigious group. Yet, there are…

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Can WWI Remembrance Help Us Bring Out the All-Stars in Our Company?

Do you have an all-star employee in your company? Someone who strides into your workplace every day full of energy and passion, and excited to partner with you to achieve your wildest dreams. Wouldn’t it be amazing if every single one of your employees was an all-star? The truth is it’s getting harder and harder…

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measure benchmark workplace culture

New Workplace Culture Benchmarks Announced by Strategy&. How Well Do You Score?

A recent survey by Strategy& shows that the gap between the culture that a successful organization needs and what they have today is widening. The minimum benchmark for “good” culture is rising. A robust positive work environment has become table stakes and no longer a nice to have. How does your company stack up versus…

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Three Exercises to Strengthen Your Workplace Culture

“Success isn’t always about greatness.  It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Dwayne Johnson is one strong dude. He has won a US College National Football Championship as well as a World Wrestling Federation Championship. He developed acting strength playing a variety of parts including Luke Hobbs…

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Heineken workplace culture

Could a Brewery Culture be the Recipe for Success in Your Organization?

Recently I had the privilege to go on a trip of a lifetime. I cruised ports along the Baltic Sea, visited WWI sites and memorials where my grandfather fought in France and Belgium, and saw the sites in Paris and London. On day one, while touring the Heineken brewery and museum in Amsterdam I unexpectedly…

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Cost of Culture

How to Use Workplace Culture to Deliver Better Bottom Line Results

Every day we are faced with decisions at work about making investments or limiting expenses. Should I invest in this marketing campaign in the hopes that it will drive increased revenues? Should I downsize my workforce to reduce my payroll costs? Should I invest in training or should I cut the training budget? When you…

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