Tag: Culture

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

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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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How to Manage the Gap Between Vision and Current Reality

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By Chris McGoff

Peak performance cultures maintain a felt sense of creative tension. Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline, says creative tension is the “gap between vision and current reality. It is a source of energy. If there were no gap, there would be no need for any action to move towards the vision.” Creative tension can […]

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Four Strategies for Overcoming Culture Clash After a Merger

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There are numerous benefits of expanding your business through a merger or acquisition – you can obtain valuable resources and additional skills, diversify your product offerings, reduce costs and competition, and access a greater customer base. While M&As typically seem like promising business opportunities, executives often underestimate the challenges involved in successfully blending two distinct […]

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People, Process, and Technology: Delivering Value by Successfully Executing the Shared Services Business Model

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By Jeff Kemmerer and Travis Wright

A key tenet in the Shared Services business model is that supported partners have the freedom to more fully focus on their core mission. In exchange, a shared service provider will deliver to these mission partners more effective, more efficient and significantly enhanced support services.    As with any significant change effort, the successful adoption […]

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Four Things Nobody Tells Leaders: Part 1

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While managers typically receive training on how to manage, they don’t always receive training on how to lead. Understanding universal patterns of group behavior will help managers become extraordinary leaders. The Clearing’s Founder, Chris McGoff, identifies these patterns as The PRIMES, and explains how leaders can use The PRIMES to effectively communicate and solve problems. In […]

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Three Focus Areas to Create an Organizational Culture that Fosters Retention

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Employee turnover is a costly problem for today’s organizations. Finding and training a replacement is both time-consuming and expensive, and often, important knowledge is lost when a good employee resigns. Organizations that value employee retention seek out ways to build loyalty and engagement in order to prevent the loss of time, money, and knowledge. Here’s […]

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Is Your Organizational Culture Working Against Employee Engagement?

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“Organizational culture” and “employee engagement” are big buzzwords. Today’s organizations spend a total of $720 million each year studying employee engagement and countless hours nurturing their ideal culture, because research has shown us that both culture and engagement are critical for increasing productivity and retaining the best employees. However, best intentions do not always end […]

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Even Tylenol Can’t Cure Uber’s Headaches

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By Chris McGoff

The best and worst part of leading a company is the inevitable confrontation of one’s self. The job is like looking into a mirror in a fluorescent-lit bathroom. You can’t escape the details staring back at you, no matter how much you would like to run or hide. Issues of temper, fear, control, indiscretions, greed, […]

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