Tag: Performance

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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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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Tips for Creating an Organizational Culture that Supports Employee Engagement

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As we’ve previously discussed, disengaged employees aren’t just wasting an organization’s time. In the United States where a staggering 70% of employees report being disengaged from their work, 19% are going one step further and actively sabotaging their employers’ efforts. Gallup estimates that disengaged employees cost the economy $450 billion annually. Today’s organizations frequently implement […]

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$319B In Lost Productivity: Why Employee Engagement is More About Survival Than Success

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By Ron Ivey

Why is employee engagement important? Why does disengagement matter? The Gallup organization, in systematically and comprehensively surveying workers across the United States in their State of the American Workplace, discovered an alarming insight: 70% of American employees – almost 70 million people – are disengaged in their work, leading to $319 billion in lost productivity […]

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Conduct a Strategic Leadership Experiment in 5 Steps

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By Ron Ivey

“The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.” -Charles F. Kettering In our last post, Developing leaders in your organization: Start with the end in […]

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Developing Leaders in Your Organization: Start with the End in Mind

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By Ron Ivey

When it comes to the task of developing leaders, the one constant we have seen in our work at The Clearing has been change. Or should we call it “VUCA”? “VUCA” is a term coined by US military planners in the 1990s to describe the four qualities of an increasingly complex world: volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. […]

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