Tag Archives: Company Culture

Fostering Change From Within

From the Trenches

A topic of much discussion within our company as of late has been, “How can we make a difference to help end racial injustice and inequality?” Our company has always been actively involved in several charitable activities whose mission is improving educational opportunities for students in low-income communities. However, given …

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The Executive’s Guide to Corporate Culture

The Executive’s Guide to Corporate Culture

Gone are the days of long work hours isolated in cubicles, creating reports for distant managers. Instead, with the unemployment rate at 3.7%, employees have the power to demand more fulfilling conditions. With employees in power, many businesses are now catering to their workers with the same attention that they …

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How Leadership Can Make or Break Organizational Culture

How Leadership Can Make or Break Organizational Culture

Did you know that 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe that having a distinct workplace culture is important for a business’s advancement? There’s a good reason why this belief is so widespread; one study found that companies with performance-enhancing cultures enjoyed a 628% increase in revenue over an eleven-year period, while companies …

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Culture eats strategy for breakfast

From the Trenches

Last week, I participated in a meeting where a business consultant stated that they advised their clients in late March to start furloughing or terminating employees. This has been the strategy employed by many large and small companies to preserve themselves during the pandemic. I did not sleep well that …

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How to Improve Corporate Culture

How to Improve Corporate Culture

Have you ever been in a corporate environment that felt dull, dry or boring? If so, you’re not alone; in fact, a recent study found that 51% of employees feel disengaged at work. While this lack of interest in the workplace can certainly take a toll on the mental health of each employee, breeding …

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The Importance of Corporate Culture

The Importance of Corporate Culture

Culture is all around us; it’s at the core of every group we belong to, from our families to our cities to our nations, holding us together like glue. The shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that come with cultures not only foster social cohesion but also determine what an …

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Where Does Your Ethical Compass Point?

Where Does Your Ethical Compass Point?

A common misconception is that businesses must be cut-throat to be competitive or uncaring in order to succeed. In reality, there is reason to believe that companies that give up their business ethics for short-term success ultimately pay a higher price in the long-term. Take Wachovia, for instance: Once a …

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How to Deal with Difficult Employees

How to Deal with Difficult Employees

You imagined the freedom of being your own boss is exhilarating, didn’t you? You started your own business with the thought that you wouldn’t have to deal with jerk co-workers and bosses. When I use the term “jerk” I am referring to toxic attitude/behavior or incompetence… or both! True, you …

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