What makes a best practice a best practice? Usually, the answer is a long period of trial and error, with time and experience revealing the most reliable method for addressing a particular challenge.
Category: Culture, Engagement, Branding
Your workplace’s culture is directly connected to your employee engagement as well as your employer brand. Each of these is vitally important towards attracting and retaining top talent.
Some nuances of business etiquette may have changed over the past few decades. But it’s still very important to cover, and especially with your organization’s future leaders. Here are a few things you’ll want to make sure your business etiquette training materials cover, especially for those employees who are essentially becoming the face of your […]
With 68% of employees preferring to learn at work, companies have a responsibility to cultivate workplace learning. As they explore the best way to implement an environment of self-improvement, the concept of creating a centralized, comprehensive learning and development (L&D) program is gaining traction.
2017 saw job satisfaction among U.S. employees fall. However, the American workforce might be out of its funk! According to new research, there is strong evidence that both workers and their employers have renewed feelings of workplace optimism and satisfaction.
A recent study by OfficeTeam sought to understand which workers are happiest or unhappiest with their bosses by region. The research revealed that over 80% of workers are satisfied with their managers. The highest rating locations were Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami. The worst were Boston, Phoenix, Washington D.C., Cincinnati, and […]
I recently sat down with Sabrina Parsons, the CEO of Palo Alto Software to discuss a concept known as the valley of death. Parsons defines the valley of death as the time during which a company grows from 50 employees to 100–150 employees. Many organizations face a number of real challenges during this period from […]
Finding meaning and purpose in what you do for a living is arguably a better way to live. Nurturing an organizational culture in which work has meaning and connects to a purpose (beyond making money) is arguably a better way to run a company. Why?
In the small business industry—particularly in the restaurant industry—it’s easy to let company culture take a back seat when hungry diners need to be fed and kitchens need to be cleaned, especially in today’s society, as larger issues are occurring in the kitchen as a result of the high stresses that come along with the […]
Most business leaders would put increased customer satisfaction at the top of their priority list as the best driver of repeat business and sustainable growth. Each new development will be finely scrutinized to see what the effect is likely to be on customers. How will this affect their experience? How will this make their lives […]
A leadership transition can be both an exhilarating and a terrifying time. For those who know what to expect, it’s likely a chance to get excited about a new chapter in the life of the company. However, for those who were either unaware or unsuspecting, the promise of change can bring about fear and anxiety, […]