Team building retreats can improve employee performance, increase job satisfaction, and lead to greater cooperation and a heightened understanding of your company’s business goals and objectives. Focusing on the following areas during the planning stages will ensure your next team building event has the desired, long-term results. Make Team Building Activities Relevant The team building… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Corporate Culture
With our busy lives, we’re all looking for the silver bullet to increase productivity and personal effectiveness. However, beware of spinning your wheels with “busyness.” Legendary coach John Wooden said, “Don’t mistake activity for achievement.” Are you achieving or just lining up busy days with activities? Maybe you don’t need a new organizational system or… Read more »
Meetings Introverts are not likely to share ideas in a large setting, whereas extroverts welcome the public communication. Get the most out of your introverted staff by providing a smaller group setting where they can shine. Large, weekly meetings aren’t as productive as was previously thought. Consider making that a monthly meeting, and have a… Read more »
Qualified managers and leaders are integral to a smoothly operating workplace and the growth of your organization. But what separates the average and highly effective managers? The ability to develop their staff. According to a recent Harvard Business Review article, “Job seekers from entry-level to executive are more concerned with opportunities for learning and development… Read more »
Critical DON’Ts of Cultural Change Don’t Disrespect tradition. Your entire organizational culture may require shifting because of a merger, a management change, a market shift, or simply because it’s become obvious that the current culture isn’t serving the organization or its customer base, ensure that you don’t malign the previous culture, mission, or corporate atmosphere…. Read more »
Leadership drives cultural change, and it can be the toughest challenge for any of us. Here are 8 practical takeaways for how to get started and keep the momentum going, where others lose focus and eventually abandon their cultural change efforts. Critical DO’s for Cultural Change 1. Improve your development programs. Development programs are a… Read more »
You are likely in an intergenerational workplace, and may often ask yourself, “Who are these people, and how did they get here?!” For all practical purposes there are now 4 generations populating the US workforce. The Veterans or Traditionalists were born before 1946, making them at least 68 years old. Baby Boomers, born between 1947… Read more »
Learning and understanding professional culture is critical to personal effectiveness in the workplace and professional presence. It’s also the smoothest way to forge your professional credibility. “Most organizations define their cultural values by a strategic imperative. If the initiative is to focus on clients, the behaviors and actions must reflect that. If building market share… Read more »
YOUR MOST POWERFUL CAREER TOOL? The ability to align with your workplace culture! These days we have some famous (and infamous) examples of unique corporate culture. Take Google, for instance. We all can imagine a working “campus” where there is free or low-cost daycare for our kids, high quality, chef-made meals, and all the lattes… Read more »
The news networks have been all over the Supreme Court decision about President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which determined that the act is constitutional if the individual mandate for health coverage is classified as a tax. After continued pundit discussion, it seems that everyone interprets the decision differently, that so many people have different opinions… Read more »
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