HEADLINE: “Evolve, transform, and sustain modern practices of an effective, high-performing workplace that can compete in a speed-driven, dynamic world while delivering steady and profitable growth on a quarterly basis.” Unfortunately this is not a fairy tale or a Hollywood movie plot … but the challenging reality of being a leader in today’s companies. Culture [...]
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What are you doing to ensure your culture brings out people’s best, most inspired ideas? You don’t need a consultant or a fancy spreadsheet to grow and innovate in your company: The best ideas almost always come from the employees themselves. Too often, executives are hesitant to create a direct conversation medium with their people, [...]
Opportunities to grow and innovate exist at every level of an organization. But many organizations – especially large, global companies – struggle to help employees discover and seize the right opportunities, and put them in action. Many organizations are suffering from change fatigue and burnout, which has a direct impact on the needed creativity and [...]
In today’s blog, we share a transcript of a recent podcast with Lisa Jackson of Corporate Culture Pros, by Emma Murphy of The Change Source. (listen or download the podcast) Why is culture building so important in business today? As the world has flattened and become more transparent, there are very real new competitive forces … [...]
Culture: The fuel source that moves the collective organization toward wanting something. “People don’t resist change, they resist being changed.” This famous quote by Peter Senge is a cornerstone principle of any successful organizational and culture change. Human beings embrace change. (Not all human beings equally at the same time). To realize this, compare today’s [...]
Repetitive reorganizations make people uncertain In retail, a “loss leader” is an advertising or product strategy that gets people in the door. It’s not the money-maker, but it draws people in to hopefully purchase higher-profit items. The steady stream of organizational change initiatives in companies today is like a “loss leader” for authentic culture change. [...]
Sure, Google makes money AND focuses on great corporate culture – stories and books have been written about them. In coming months, this blog will focus on profiling successful corporate culture examples -executives who see leading company culture as an enabler of growth and performance. This week we focus on Google – and a great [...]
Driving innovation is not an accident – very few can emulate Apple, 3M and other magical icons of innovation, though many have tried. It’s all about the corporate culture. But anyone who has tried “change management” techniques to drive innovation can attest to the fact “culture” is a fuzzy term. The reality of building a [...]
Ah, the 2000’s. The era of hope built on a house of cards. The promise of unending growth and prosperity. Where optimism was a drunken elixir for modern risk-takers: Creative financiers. Serial entrepreneurs. Corporate refugees. Global markets. Followed by a rude awakening in 2008 – and a long, cold shower since. All of which has [...]
Whether small or big — a new team member, a restructuring, or a major technology upgrade — resistance to change often derails business improvement efforts before they even get started.