I hear every day about how culture is the most important work of our era … and at times, the most difficult. New research confirms that culture is not just about “feel-good-at-work” (which IS important) but is the essential business process of the modern age. In May 2013: The Katzenbach Center at Booz & Company [...]
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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 [...]
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 … [...]
Corporate Culture Matters – 10 Fatal Flaws That Undermine Your Ability to Change By now, every smart leader knows that corporate culture is an essential element of business performance. In an era of increasing uncertainty and speed of change, your organization’s culture is either a source of strength and advantage that flies faster than your [...]
Today at the grocery store, I waited 15 minutes to buy turkey at the deli. When it became abundantly clear that I wouldn’t be seeing any turkey, I finally gave up and went about my business. The reason I was turkey-less? There were 5 high school kids buying made-to-order sandwiches in line in front of [...]
“We need more innovation to grow – operational efficiency isn’t enough to succeed into the future.” Most efforts to grow your business aren’t stopped by ideas, technology, or strategy. Growth is killed in execution.
Seeking Culture Change and Employee Engagement? Achieving growth and innovation is on everyone’s minds these days. Increasingly leaders are seeking culture change and employee engagement as the answer. In this era, being in the driver’s seat requires extreme leadership. It’s hard to navigate the whitewater of global competition, workers who don’t like to be [...]
Engaged People are the Result of a Culture of Trust This is part Two of Two on driving culture change through an organization. Review Part One Most leaders today are looking for growth through innovation from an engaged workplace culture. And yet, most companies are struggling with the level of engagement and creativity that is [...]
New Ideas + Effective Implementation + Positive Impact on Business = Innovation
Corporate culture lessons can be gained from many sources, including Twitter. Seems the whole world is a-Twitter about a micro-blogging communication medium that some still think is a “peek into the windows” of stars. While it’s true that I don’t care what Kim Kardashian thinks about her sister’s weight, I do care about the latest [...]