Insights, Ideas, and Inspiration from the minds of The Clearing’s passionate experts.

Driving Your Desired Culture through Workplace Design

Blog, Culture, Workplace
By Rebecca Gaynor

Interested in changing or influencing your organizational culture, but unsure of where to begin? You’re not alone. We often hear from leaders just like you who are not clear on how to get started, but there is a way you can begin taking small steps to positively transform your culture today. Through our work at […]

Two Best Practices to Maximize Shared Services Efforts

Blog, Business
By Erin Sherman

A key component of the Shared Services business model that is often overlooked is the mentality that accompanies the act of sharing. Consider examples of sharing in your personal life, and the inherent benefits of sharing, both to yourself and those with whom we share. You may share a home-cooked dinner with family members to increase efficiency […]

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An Event Recap of Strike the Match: A Culture Conversation

Blog, Culture
By Eliot Johnson

On May 2nd, The Clearing hosted the first in a series of conversations about culture in the workplace. In our inaugural event, Strike the Match, we talked about how to drive a peak performance culture, and challenged the audience to consider two important questions: What are the levers for peak performance, and where is your […]

Four Barriers to Creating Your Desired Workplace Culture (and How to Overcome Them)

Blog, Workplace
By Rebecca Gaynor

“I want my organization to be more collaborative.” “I want to reduce organizational silos and improve performance.” “I want an innovative culture.” “I want people to truly embody our organizational identity and culture in the work they do.” Sound familiar? We hear statements like these a lot from our clients at The Clearing. Often, they […]

The Link between Physical Workplace and Organizational Culture (and Why It’s Important)

Blog, Business, Culture, Workplace
By Rebecca Gaynor

Search for “culture in the workplace” books on Amazon.com, and you will receive over 7,000 results. Culture is a huge topic of interest for anyone passionate about the success of their organization, and at The Clearing, we’ve made culture our business. But why is culture important? Research shows that organizations with “good” cultures outperform their […]

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USAF’s Human-Centric Approach to Problem Solving

Blog
By Travis Wright

The United States Air Force (USAF) has recently made innovative moves under the leadership of Secretary Heather Wilson–taking an outside-the-box approach to solving some of the vexing challenges that the service continues to face. Necessity is often the mother of invention, and service leadership is getting creative in addressing challenges… in some cases, revisiting concepts, […]

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6 Best Practices to Facilitate Successful Meetings [Part 2]

Blog, Business, Leadership
By Tara Carcillo

In part one of this two-part blog series, “Nine Best Practices to Design Meetings that Produce Results”, we touched on the importance of having a designated facilitator to lead meetings. Meeting facilitation is the process of designing and running a successful meeting of the minds, and the management of a process to meet the goals […]

9 Best Practices to Design Meetings that Produce Results [Part 1]

Blog, Ideas, Workplace
By Tara Carcillo

According to Atlassian, U.S. workers waste about 31 hours per month in meetings. Many studies indicate that time wasted in meetings is one of the most costly problems in every industry, across every organization. In order to help you eliminate wasted time in meetings, we’ve compiled a list of nine critical requirements that, if followed, […]

Strategic Leadership Tips to Expedite Collaborative Decision-Making

Leadership
By Chris Jackson, The Clearing

Collaboration is a critical aspect to any successful company. It is a source of competitive advantage in most industries where organizations that promote more collaborative efforts are rewarded with greater outcomes. Opportunities to plan strategies, focus priorities, and organize responses continue to rise across companies. However, having more collaborative meetings does not mean they are […]

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