Category: Company Culture
What Formula One racing taught me about effective, high-speed teamwork
When I watched Formula 1: Drive to Survive, the Netflix docuseries offering a glimpse into the world of Formula One racing, I was immediately hooked by the stories of the teams, their drivers, and the triumphs and tragedies on the track. Formula One racing appears to be just another high-octane sport with a rabid fan base, but…
The Value of your Values
Like any principle or strategy, core values are difficult to forge and take time to develop and cure; but they will sustain you through everything else once they’re well-formed.
Values and its Impact on your Brand Experience
Reflecting on how a company’s values affect the internal and external behaviors demonstrated by those touched by an organization, we’ve started to see a shift in culture and brand being more intertwined with one another. Focusing on this concept can have a powerful impact for your customer experience programs.
Purpose + Promise and its Impact on your Brand Experience
What happens if an employee cannot easily explain their company’s brand purpose? Even worse, what if a customer is confused by the intention of your product?
How To Turn Your Employees Into Intrapreneurs
There’s a question that has become increasingly common in the age of Silicon Valley, where everything moves at the speed of innovation: How does a company grow, yet still maintain the drive, flexibility, and disruptive attitude of a startup? In other words, how do you bring the spirit of an entrepreneur along with you when…
How to Improve Company Culture as a New Employee
Culture intersects with every aspect of a company, so much that even employees with divergent or corrective ideas may feel pressure to conform to alleviate the stress of not bonding with their workplace. But even when a company’s current culture is functional and pleasant, you should consider challenging it if it doesn’t support your most…
How to Cultivate a Positive Workplace That Keeps People Around
The word is out about the lack of retention, and it’s scary: Talented workers expect to stay with their employers fewer than two years. It takes time, skills, effort, and money to attract top talent, but these statistics tell us that the best and brightest workers are moving on almost before they go through their…
How to Cultivate Autonomy In Your Organization
Micromanaging employees can be the bane of a small business. Not only can it reduce employees’ confidence in themselves and in the leader’s ability to lead, but it can also devalue workplace appreciation, making workers feel unmotivated in their jobs and undervalued by their bosses. Delegating, on the other hand, might be both the least-practiced…
Making the Case for Cultural Fit
Good experience and stellar references make job candidates stand out, but culture fit can be the deciding factor. According to a 2016 survey, human resources teams often prioritize cultural fit when looking at recent college graduates — over referrals, classes, and even grades. But evaluating culture fit doesn’t stop when you bring a new employee…
3 Steps to Keep Drama Out of The Workplace
Keeping drama out of the workplace isn’t just about political differences. There are countless reasons why you and your co-workers might not get along. Perhaps Jim is always gossiping, or Lisa doesn’t do her job. Occasional office squabbles are unavoidable, but there are ways to keep the workplace as close to drama-free as possible.