Culture of Recognition in the Workplace

What is a culture of recognition? How do you know whether to recognize a behavior? A first step is to think about whether you’d like your employees to replicate that behavior or not.

Developing an Inclusion and Diversity Strategy in the Workplace

Inclusion and Diversity Strategy in the Workplace

Companies today must demonstrate a culture of diversity and inclusion in order to succeed.  Potential employees and customers consider these qualities to be critical. Many RFPs even require a section on diversity and inclusion, where bidders must demonstrate their commitment to these principles. It’s no longer enough to say that you support diversity in your workplace.… Continue reading Developing an Inclusion and Diversity Strategy in the Workplace

How Startups Can Handle Power and Politics in the Workplace

When it comes to an excellent startup environment, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. A team that listens to each other and prepares for unique moments will be able to stick together when times get tough. And the startup culture you create will define how your company adapts to the current era. As a startup member, you may… Continue reading How Startups Can Handle Power and Politics in the Workplace

Scaling your Startup's Culture without Ruining it

Scaling from Team of 5 to 10, to 20+ When you’re first starting out, your entire team is close to the founders and everyone has a role that’s obvious and crucial to success. The organization is ‘flat’. You’ve avoided hiring the wrong talent. Then what happens? You grow, and “Unique Jobs are lost, Conformity is… Continue reading Scaling your Startup's Culture without Ruining it

Bad Manager Behavior

What constitutes bad manager behavior? It looks like over the past 5 years, there has been somewhat consistent interest in this topic (see graph below)! “People quit their managers, not their companies.” That quote rings true to many, and as Jack Altman of Lattice notes: the manager relationship is highly correlated with employee engagement. A… Continue reading Bad Manager Behavior