After years of discussion and research, one thing is clear about workplace culture: Getting it right is very important. Like employer branding, culture exists in every organization, whether everyone is aware of it or not. Also as with employer branding, it is very important that leaders in organizations take the reins of their culture; otherwise, […]
Tag: workplace culture
Strategic networking initiatives may be more important for organizations than learning and development (L&D) and Human Resources (HR) professionals thought they were. One survey found that 85% of all jobs are filled via networking, and other research found that networkers want more time to network, especially face to face.
Yesterday’s post focused on five reasons to implement a company culture focused on innovation. Below are some tips for how you can implement this type of culture.
Research shows that innovative organizations are more collaborative, flexible, and democratic in their communications. These organizations offer safe spaces and supportive leadership, encourage boundary spanning, embody innovative missions and vision statements, and properly incentivize innovation.
We’ve recently seen many companies take stands on social issues, such as Nike’s ads last fall supporting quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick or Dick’s Sporting Goods’ decision to restrict its own gun sales.
It’s no question that for most of us, what we do and where we do it are key elements of our identity. After all, if we’re working 40 hours per week, that means about half of our waking lives is spent working, and for many professionals, it’s much more—not to mention the amount of time […]
We’ve written multiple times about how employers can help entice workers to join or stay with their organizations for relatively little cost through perks like flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities. Many employers are increasingly moving in this direction.
In this new era of self-service learning, learning as a service (LaaS), and very low unemployment rates, whether it’s easy to accept or not, experts are indicating that leaders must consider cultivating talent outside of their own organizations to continue to prosper in the next decade or so.
Smart learning environments are set to become the future of modern-day workplaces—and sooner than you think. These environments will become even more important to explore as you prepare your employees for the fourth industrial revolution.
Yesterday’s post outlined the benefits of having a people-centric workplace, and today’s post will outline some action items and best practices for how you can build and endorse this type of environment.