Tag: Culture

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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10 Steps for Improving Performance and Maintaining A Strong Culture During a Merger

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By Ron Ivey

Anyone who has gone through a merger or acquisition knows that they are riddled with social, cultural, economic, and technical complexity. Acquirers spend a tremendous amount of time working on the financial and operational aspects of the merger and acquisition transaction, but often neglect the equally important “soft” task of aligning two organizations whose cultures […]

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Understanding (and Rectifying) Generational Differences in the Workforce

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As of February 2017, a Google search of the term “managing millennials” will yield nearly 26 million results. As older generations age and retire, more and more attention is paid to the newest additions to the workforce. Generations on the whole are usually measured in anywhere from 12 to 20 year increments, which can make […]

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How You Can Help Your Organization Address Leadership and Cultural Challenges

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By Cara Valentino

Organizational culture, leadership, performance, and job satisfaction are all inextricably linked. Numerous studies have shown that employees want and need more coaching, mentoring, and training from either internal or external resources. I’ve seen individuals and entire organizations experience better performance, improved leadership, and increased job satisfaction as a direct result of these types of coaching […]

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Creating an Organizational Culture that Engages Millennial Employees

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Employee engagement is a critical concern for most organizations, with Gallup polls showing that disengaged employees cost $319 billion in lost productivity every year. And after the Pew Research Center found that millennials have surpassed Generation Xers as the largest generation in the United States labor force (with significant growth projected in the coming years), […]

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There’s No Such Thing as a One-Size-Fits-All Office: Tips for Creating a Workspace that Suits Your Organizational Culture

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Open office floor plans are all the rage, but not all leaders should be so quick to embrace the trend for their organizations. The Clearing’s work on organizational culture and workspace design has led to some interesting insight into what really works for modern offices. Here are five tips for creating a functional workspace that works […]

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