corporate culture

Corporate Culture and the Bottom Line

Is there a linkage between corporate culture and the bottom line?
 
In a nutshell... yes. Corporate culture is linked to so many business decisions and business outcomes. You might be surprised!
 
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A Culture of Excuses

Is your company culture best described as a culture of excuses?

If so, then you need to think about why that's happening. Why are people making excuses? Why do they feel they need to? Why is that OK?

And then consider making "no excuses" one of your core values. Seriously.

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What Are Core Values and How Should You Develop Them

Leaders of great organizations have tremendous clarity about the brand identity they aspire to embody and about how to cultivate an organizational culture that enables them to achieve it.

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Put People Before Profits

Does your company put profits before people?

I bring this up because I've seen a particular phenomenon many times: executives decide to put their employee experience and customer experience improvement efforts on pause because sales figures are down. Clearly the blame is that the people focus has derailed them from business development and closing deals; there can be no other reason for this (she said with all the sarcasm in the world).

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Five Myths About Corporate Culture and Five Strategies for Cultivating a Great One

While the importance of workplace culture is well-understood, how to build a great culture is less established.  In the research and work I did leading to my upcoming book, FUSION: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies (published by Nicholas Brealey, an imprint of Hachette Book Group on March 13, 2018), I identified five common myths  about culture-building — as well as five strategies for cultivating a unique, healthy, sustainable organizational cultu

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7 Pillars of a Strong Culture

Culture is best defined as "values plus behavior" and is often described as "how employees act when no one is looking."

Culture is such an important part of your business. It's really the foundation of the organization.

I've previously defined culture as the set of values and norms that guides how the business operates; culture happens when we operationalize the values.

Herb Kelleher's definition of culture is still my favorite: Culture is what people do when no one is looking.

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Internal Communication Growing Pains and How To Solve Them

Today I'm pleased to share a guest post by Rae Steinbach.

Good internal communication can make a big difference for any company. A failure of communication can cause projects to fail, increase costs, and can contribute to an atmosphere of discontent among your staff.

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If You're Not Scared, Try Harder

Today I'm pleased to present another guest post from Sarah Simon.

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
-Nelson Mandela

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Upside Down - A Culture of Curiosity

Does your company have a culture of curiosity? If not, it should.

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Culture Isn't Enough

Culture is quite the hot topic in business these days. The adage “Culture eats strategy for lunch” has been acknowledged for ages, but it seems the importance of culture is being emphasized now more than ever.

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