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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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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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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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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