Tag: Culture

Team Building Activities for Virtual Teams

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By Alex Stevens

Humans are naturally social beings. As we find ourselves sheltering in-place and socially distancing in order to flatten the COVID-19 curve, many of us are struggling with the sudden shift from daily in-person interactions to screen based communication. Without our usual outlets and routines we’re all at risk of feeling lonely and disengaged from each […]

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The Complexities of Being Your Authentic Self at Work

Culture
By Alex Stevens

At The Clearing, we promote bringing your whole, authentic self into the workplace. This is a wonderful concept and, in reality, it is a complex concept to navigate. Our ability to feel comfortable in bringing our whole selves to work can be affected by who we are, how we look, and our dating preferences –  […]

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How to Influence Your Culture around Internal Communications

Culture
By Rebecca Gaynor

As a leader, have you ever wondered why people aren’t understanding your strategy or intent? Or, as an employee, are you scratching your head at the lack of communication around key initiatives or policy changes in your organization? According to Forbes, companies with highly effective communication practices have 47% higher total returns to shareholders compared […]

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Culture is the Key to Disarming Insider Threat

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By Tara Carcillo

The evidence of the impacts and damage that insider threats could have to an organization is staggering. From data loss that derails services, to overwhelming financial burdens – not to mention the reputational cost — insider threat is a crucial issue for today’s executives. According to a study by Kroll, a division of Duff & […]

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How to Successfully Navigate the Challenges of Agile Transformation

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By Alex Perrin and Darby O'Connor

In part one of this blog series about Agile transformation, we discussed the key principles underlying an organizational culture that will support this shift. Before undertaking an organizational transformation it is critical is to ensure the organization is ready and willing to do what is necessary to make the appropriate shifts. This is especially true […]

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Getting Started with Corporate Social Responsibility

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By Dan Raudonis

At The Clearing, we often talk about being intentional in our work. When I started as a Consultant in Fall 2017, I rolled my eyes at what I saw as consultant-y jargon-for-jargon’s sake. But over the past year, I’ve come to appreciate the precision of “intentionality” and the message it sends about who we are, […]

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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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