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

Incivility in the Workplace

There is a great interview with Dr. Jody Foster on the knowledge@wharton podcast regarding workplace incivility. There is some focus on healthcare/Penn Medicine but the lessons can be applied to any industry. It also highlights the difficulties of changing a culture vs creating and nurturing one from scratch. The main takeaways: If you’re clear about… Continue reading Incivility in the Workplace

Giving Feedback the Right Way

Giving feedback is hard – sometimes we don’t even know how to give positive feedback in the right way, and it becomes even harder with remote team members. In The Feedback Fallacy, Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall tell us how we’ve been doing it wrong. The article is best accompanied by the podcast episode, What… Continue reading Giving Feedback the Right Way

Examples of Good Company Culture

Successful companies have one thing in common: their corporate culture revolves around strong values that engage, inspire, and motivate employees. A good company culture can drive business growth and increase profits. At the same time, it makes it easier to attract and retain top talent. While it’s true that each organization has a personality of its own… Continue reading Examples of Good Company Culture