Great Company Culture
While these words are common-place in both the nonprofit sector and the business world, there is often a lot of confusion around what they actually mean. Without clarity, it can be challenging to know if your organization truly knows what it does and even more challenging for the market to understand why they should do business with you or donate to your organization. Remember, a confused mind never buys. So allow me to explain each of these as well as the organization's purpose and core...
A company’s willingness and ability to communicate with its employees about the good and bad alike is essential to having a successful culture driven brand.
Your communication strategy is how you get people talking about the “Insert Your Company—Way”, just like they talk about the ‘Walmart Way’ or the ‘Apple Way’. It describes the essentials of...
When it comes to planning for the future, your employee’s goals are probably one of the most important things you can focus on. You can plan or predict where you would like your company to be in any number of years, but without including your employees or knowing what they want to accomplish in that time frame, you might as well be building sandcastles in the clouds (hmmm I bet this is much easier to do since the "move your files to the cloud" movement has begun).
There are two main areas of...
Overtime, one department strayed from the culture so far that it affected product quality and how the clients perceived the company. Other departments within the company viewed this department as ‘weird’ or ‘from another planet’ and outsourced work so...
This was the speaking gig referral that I got earlier in the year. The topic was creating a culture of customer service. Like usual, it was not the presentation that the audience was expecting. I took the approach of “what type of customer are you and how does that affect your business?”
Iended upgiving the presentation twice in the same day, back to back. It was a half day conference starting with lunch, having two sets of breakout sessions, then a happy hour. The attendees would be able to...
The argument is that she is going against the trend of encouraging employees to work from home or to work remotely. According the U.S. Census, the number of people who work at home has been steadily increasing:
- In 2010, 9.5% of the U.S. workforce worked from home at least one day a week.
- About 25% of those workers were in management, business or finance.
A company’s culture is not separate from the company. It is not something that you can physically hold or touch. But it...
Patnaik tells a lot of different company stories to show how empathy affects workplaces and company cultures, which is very interesting, but most of the stories are very stylized and not completely accurate. That isn't a...
Pros: It is a great place to start if you will be traveling or working overseas, or if you are just looking to understand why other people or religions do things that seem wrong to you. It is very practical in how it approaches these different topics. Kohls...
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