Tag: Culture

What Real Organizational Diversity Looks Like (And How to Sustain It): Part 2

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By Paige Douglass

In part one of this post, we discussed what true organizational diversity looks like. Now, we’ll turn to why this can be so challenging to create, and ways to overcome those challenges to create a culture that fosters diversity of thought. The Challenge of Creating Diverse Teams and Workplaces As previously mentioned, Google spent millions […]

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What Real Organizational Diversity Looks Like (And How to Sustain It): Part 1

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By Paige Douglass

Today’s leading businesses are in pursuit of the ideal culture. Organizations like Google have spent millions of dollars trying to identify the characteristics of a “dream team,” and Gallup offers Strengths Finder services to shift the focus from managing people to developing them. Strong companies recognize that culture – the imaginary yet real line between […]

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Fostering Diversity and Inclusion at The Clearing

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By Sama Goldstein and Hans Manzke

A diverse and inclusive workplace is an empowering and impact-driven workplace where individuals can strive toward becoming the best version of themselves. At The Clearing, we believe that our teams can and should reflect a wide range of demographics, and must, at minimum, reflect the diverse demographic and cultural fabric of the community of clients […]

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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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