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.
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
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
Do you want to improve company culture? You should, and here’s why: The cost of employee turnover in the USA is over $15,000 per employee, on average. That means that in 2018 US Employers lost over $615 billion due to turnover. So what is company culture, and how do you improve it? It’s a big question… Continue reading Can Slack Improve Company Culture?
Are you wondering how to create a successful organization? Luckily, it isn’t as difficult as it seems. Simply put, the workplace should be a warm and inviting location that encourages growth and productivity. There are a number of things you can do to maximize your company’s output, and most of them have to do with the… Continue reading Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Company Culture
It seems that everywhere you turn, there is a post, conference topic or tweet about how remote work is the future. But what about the research on remote working? Where is the data we can use to evaluate whether it’s the right move for us or for our company? Some people think going remote should… Continue reading Research on Remote Working
It’s true that remote working is not for everyone – some of us prefer the office environment, others find it impossible to concentrate while working at home or a co-working space, and some of us know that our company’s culture and communication styles would not thrive in a remote setup. But, there are some common… Continue reading How to make remote working efficient
According to research, 65% of managers say meetings keep them from work and deep thinking 30-40% of the hours we spend in meetings aren’t productive Are there ways to improve meetings? The HBR article “Why Your Meetings Stink – And What To Do About It.” by Steven Rogelberg goes into detail about how to make… Continue reading Inefficient Meetings at your Startup?
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
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