Forbes magazine publisher Malcom Forbes once called diversity “the art of thinking independently together.” When it comes to having a diverse board of directors, Forbes’ words have never been truer. Boards thrive on diverse thinking, but this thinking only comes with diverse members. So how can you improve the diversity of your board? Here’s a […]
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When the video of George Floyd handcuffed on the ground with a white Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck went viral, public outrage included claims of systemic racism in many law enforcement agencies. Those claims didn’t start with Floyd’s death, and they don’t stop with police forces.
Indeed, looking for a new job and switching careers seem impossible when most companies are downsizing or laying off employees. But the reality is that a lot of persevering organizations remain on the lookout for talents that will stay with them through the good times and bad. They are looking for excellent employees to help […]
Organizational culture is formed by a wide range of things, including the industry, employees’ average age (or generation), employees’ skill level, and the stage of life most employees are in, just to name a few. But there are ways that organizational culture can be both indirectly and directly influenced by the organization, including the HR […]
What is your organization’s purpose? If you’re not quite sure how to answer that, you’re not alone. Many organizations focus on their mission, vision, and objectives but not purpose. In recent years, however, the idea of developing and focusing on purpose has become more common.
There are many facets to workplace culture—for example, the level of competitiveness, the level of formality, the level of hierarchy and how closely it is followed (or not), the level of interaction with the community, and the amount of teamwork that is expected. But these are just a few examples.
Companies implement policies to define the rules of an organization and shape future decisions with a thought-out framework. They help employees make day-to-day decisions that lead to overall cohesion and success. These policies guide many aspects of running a business, from how employees are expected to behave to ways they should be rewarded.
A satisfied and happy staff contributes greatly to business growth. Your investment in employee empowerment to enhance the employee experience will pay off tenfold.
Who wins in a courageous workforce? Everyone. With fewer anxieties and fears—and more grit and determination—courageous workers take on more challenging projects, cope better with change, and speak up on important issues. The boss and the company benefit, and by improving their own performance, employees do, too.