Monthly Archives: September 2011

Does Organizational Health Really Affect the Bottom Line?

In June 2011, McKinsey featured an article in their quarterly newsletter entitled "Organizational health: The ultimate competitive advantage." In it, they state that "focusing on organizational health—the ability of your organization to align, execute, and renew itself faster than your competitors can—is just as important as focusing on the traditional drivers of business performance. Organizational…
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A Peek Inside Corporate Culture at Dropbox, Zynga and Groupon

Note from Corporate Culture Pros: Sometimes wisdom comes from unexpected sources - for example, from fresh, young, and not-jaded CEOs whose ambitions have created new ways of interacting with old ideas, like sharing information, saving money, and playing games. In the meantime they have built company cultures that can effectively "herd cats" - ie, bring…
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Corporate Culture: Work-life Balance Responsibility

Should corporate culture work-life balance be legislated? Where should the responsibility of work-life initiatives lie? Should the government be weighing in with legislation, companies be ponying up resources or should we be our own work-life gurus? Corporate cultures that have cultivated programs in which work-life balance is alive and well do reap financial rewards. Think…
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Assessing Sick Corporate Cultures

Can sick corporate cultures be healed by merging? By now, you may have read of the firing by phone of Carol Bartz from the post of Yahoo CEO (just a few weeks after the Chairman publicly affirmed total support for her). Rumors and speculation abound regarding the future of Yahoo. To some it is ripe…
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Culture Wisdom with a Personal Touch

My son entered his freshman year in high school 2 weeks ago (no that's not him pictured above). The school is a 10 minute drive from Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado - the site of the nation's worst school shooting tragedy in April 1999. Our community has never forgotten Columbine. We are reminded of…
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Corporate Culture Lessons à la Twitter

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…
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