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It's Good For Companies To Have Women In Positions Of Leadership But How They Get There Matters

It's Good For Companies To Have Women In Positions Of Leadership But How They Get There Matters | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
What we know: Having women in the boardroom is a good thing. But are more women a better thing? That depends on how they get there.
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whether you are for or against "gender quotas" for companies -- I appreciate Forbes furthering this discussion. In this article the fact  that really caught my eyes was "According to a 2010 report by McKinsey, companies with women at the top levels of management perform better than those without. They’re also made up of physically healthier employees."

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Here's Why Your Employees Don't Trust You - Business Insider

Here's Why Your Employees Don't Trust You - Business Insider | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
Here's Why Your Employees Don't Trust You
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"Employers must focus on monetary and non-monetary recognition, both formal and informal," Ballard says.
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No surprise that trust and communications go hand in hand.

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For Team-Building Events, a New Ingredient: Fun - Wall Street Journal

For Team-Building Events, a New Ingredient: Fun - Wall Street Journal | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
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For Team-Building Events, a New Ingredient: Fun
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No one wants to play long and boring games designed to educate employees about company processes or culture, the new thinking goes.
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Team building can often be embarrassing or put people in an uncomfortable spot. But, activities like cooking or other fun ideas help engage and get employees talking to each other. And, you can then sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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Do Men Really Want Women On The Leadership Track? - Forbes

Do Men Really Want Women On The Leadership Track? - Forbes | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
Do Men Really Want Women On The Leadership Track?
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Today, although women make up more than 50% of college grads and firm talent pools, they represent less than 10% of C-level leadership teams and boards of directors.
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According to a recent literature review in the Journal of Organizational Change Management, the best predictor of firm change regarding diversity is having leaders (to date, 90% men) who champion these change efforts.

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Women take the lead: America's most powerful female CEOs

Women take the lead: America's most powerful female CEOs | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
In being named the new CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra joins a group of other top female chief executives now making their mark in the corporate world

Via Ellie Nieves, Esq.
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Women making gains in their industry.

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How Much Do Your Employees Know About Their Benefits? - Associations Now

How Much Do Your Employees Know About Their Benefits? - Associations Now | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
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How Much Do Your Employees Know About Their Benefits?
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A new survey found many employees don't read their employee handbooks. Here's a look at how to better communicate benefits information.
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More and more employees choose companies based on their benefits or "total compensation." This is a strong driver toward engagement. My last company did this very well by packaging it and promoting to employees as a reminder of their total "get."

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Unleashing the Power of Employee Advocacy | Social Media Today

Unleashing the Power of Employee Advocacy | Social Media Today | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
This new Social Media Today column will explore the power of employee advocacy, and why it matters to your organization.
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Employees can and should be your company's brand advocates.

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Employee Engagement Is A Leadership Commitment

Employee Engagement Is A Leadership Commitment | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
It seems like so much of what I do these days seems to revolve around storytelling and brands.
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I fully endorse this belief and around the essential role leaders play in employee engagement and storytelling. You cannot pass off engagement to one person in your HR division.

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5 PR Tactics for Internal Communications

5 PR Tactics for Internal Communications | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
With the proliferation of social media channels, employees have become 24/7 brand ambassadors for their companies and the lines between internal and external communications are continuously blurrin...
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"employers have as much of a responsibility to engage and inspire their internal staff as they do with external audiences."

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The Best Leaders Make Unforgettable First Impressions - Forbes

The Best Leaders Make Unforgettable First Impressions - Forbes | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
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The Best Leaders Make Unforgettable First Impressions
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Leaders that try too hard to win people over are the ones that end up losing the respect of their employees – especially when it's not genuine.
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People judge you by what you do--and by what you say.

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Is Your Workplace Giving and Employee Engagement Strategy Delivering? - 3BL Media (press release)

Is Your Workplace Giving and Employee Engagement Strategy Delivering? - 3BL Media (press release) | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
Is Your Workplace Giving and Employee Engagement Strategy Delivering?
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Our company closely ties our TriNet Cares charitable contribution program with employee engagement and team building. In our latest Great Place to Work survey, employees across the company shared their strong belief that this program added to their pride and loyalty to the company and drove engagement over the long term.

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Survey Analytics Blog: An Experiment with Social Polling: March Madness and Employee Engagement

Survey Analytics Blog: An Experiment with Social Polling: March Madness and Employee Engagement | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
Read this article to see some stats about the upsides and downsides of 2014 March Madness tournaments being held in the workplace along with the results from our social poll.
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Love to hear how March Madness affects engagement.

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Six Internal Communication Trends for 2014

Six Internal Communication Trends for 2014 | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
Internal communications are often thought of as the extension of hr and are those people that send countless emails hoping at least a few will read the message they’ve put hours into writing and...
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I appreciate the call out for the use of infographics and video -- two excellent ways to increase attention on important news.

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A Culture of Distrust - Business 2 Community

A Culture of Distrust - Business 2 Community | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
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A Culture of Distrust
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We talk and write about a culture of trust and its impact on employee engagement and, as a result, on the customer experience. But what ...
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I have been in this type of environment -- where every miss big and small is treated as a cataclysmic failure, instead of a learning experience. Fortunately, Lee Weinsten my mentor and Presid4ent of Weinstein PR, taught me the phrase, "Courage to fail." I use it all the time with my team.

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Aon Hewitt Research Reveals Steady Progression in Global Employee ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Aon Hewitt Research Reveals Steady Progression in Global Employee ... - PR Newswire (press release) | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
Aon Hewitt Research Reveals Steady Progression in Global Employee ...
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I find it very positive that leadership engagement is highest and on the rise.

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Leadership Lessons From A 94&Year&Old Entrepreneur - Fast Company

Leadership Lessons From A 94&Year&Old Entrepreneur - Fast Company | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
Leadership Lessons From A 94&Year&Old Entrepreneur Fast Company While many leaders might reflect on their legacies with a laundry list of “coulda woulda shouldas,” Obermeyer has only one significant regret: not quickly firing employees when it...
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Mr. Obermeyer is focused on building a culture where employees come and stay.

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Creating the Best Workplace on Earth: Check List | mrstypo

Creating the Best Workplace on Earth: Check List | mrstypo | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it

"Suppose you want to design the best company on earth. What would it be like? HBR finds out that people will not follow a leader they feel is inauthentic. But the executives made it clear that to be authentic, they needed to work for an authentic organization."


Read the full article to find a check list that will help you find out how close your organization is to the ideal, categorized by:

  • Let me by myself
  • Tell me what's really going on
  • Discover and magnify my strengths
  • Make me proud I work here
  • Make my work meaningful
  • Don't hinder me with stupid rules

Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Janet Matthews's insight:

Great advice including, "people will not follow a leader they feel is inauthentic."

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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, April 15, 2014 1:02 AM

Internal communicators sit-up and take notice of these points! You have the ability to help make your workplace the best place on earth.  Almost every one of the items in this check list are something that you can address or help guide individuals to.

Janet Matthews's curator insight, April 15, 2014 3:25 PM

Great advice including, " people will not follow a leader they feel is inauthentic."

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Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it

Culture eats strategy for breakfast, technology for lunch, and products for dinner, and soon thereafter everything else too.Why? Because company culture, a concept pioneered by Edgar Schein, is the operationalizing of an organization’s values. Culture guides employee decisions about both technical business decisions and how they interact with others. Good culture creates an internal coherence in actions taken by a very diverse group of employees.



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Culture happens whether you want it to or not.

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Anne-Laure Delpech's curator insight, May 23, 2014 2:19 AM

J'aime beaucoup ces propos :

"“You can’t complain here,” Tamara explained. “If you see something wrong, you must fix it. We say it is a great opportunity to come up with a solution, and this is where many of our best programs have come from. Anything can be changed. We aren’t victim to anyone. We own the culture.”"

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, June 11, 2014 1:23 AM

Culture matters and it matters immensely!

Tobias Beckwith's curator insight, July 14, 2014 11:27 AM

This seems to be a theme for my day... this is the third place I"ve encountered the idea, and it's not even 9am yet. When we seek to create change in the world, all too often we ignore the most powerful thing working against us - the culture in which we're working. So how can you work with that? Make your change "fit" the culture? Find ways to change the culture itself?

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44 Simple Daily Activities To Enjoy Your Work [Infographic]

Here are some team building activities for work that you can do regularly, that will make your office a lot better.
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This is a very cool site. I have already used several ideas for engagement.

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Why You Need to Get Inside the Secret World of Your Employees

Why You Need to Get Inside the Secret World of Your Employees | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
When things go wrong in your company, it's not enough to impose a fix. You need to understand your people and why they do the things they do.
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The IntraTeam Intranet Weekly

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The IntraTeam Intranet Weekly, by IntraTeam: Picks from IntraTeam (The IntraTeam Intranet Weekly is out!
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Intranet's can prove a strong tool for building and promoting culture.

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The Best Leaders Make Unforgettable First Impressions - Forbes

The Best Leaders Make Unforgettable First Impressions - Forbes | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
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The Best Leaders Make Unforgettable First Impressions
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Leaders that try too hard to win people over are the ones that end up losing the respect of their employees – especially when it's not genuine.
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People judge you by what you do--and by what you say.

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Organizations Need Leaders At All Levels - Forbes

Organizations Need Leaders At All Levels - Forbes | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
Organizations Need Leaders At All Levels
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Anybody who has ever watched interviews with managers or coaches of professional sports teams will have heard plenty of discussion of the need for leaders throughout the team.

Via Ron McIntyre
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Leadership development and engagement go hand-in-hand.

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Want Your New Employees' Personal Commitment? Take Their Onboarding Personally.

Want Your New Employees' Personal Commitment? Take Their Onboarding Personally. | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
You get the employee engagement you deserve. If you don't engage with them, they won't engage with you. If all you need is compliance, indirect communication is fine. If you want them to contribute, you'll need direct communication.
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Onboarding is a critical first impression of your company to your new hire. When evaluating and auditing your internal communications, do not leave out a review of your onboarding process with an eye toward accelerating engagement.

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Women Leaders Must Dive In, Not Just Lean In (Part 2)

Women Leaders Must Dive In, Not Just Lean In (Part 2) | Building a Culture of Engagement | Scoop.it
n Part 1 of my interview with Deloitte’s Maritza Montiel, Deputy CEO & Vice Chairman, and Jennifer Steinmann, Deputy CEO and Chief Talent Officer, they addressed many issues that women face in their quest to advance into leadership roles. Topics included: knowing when you have encountered a defining moment, the importance of mentorship, overcoming barriers and the notion of asking permission. In Part 2, we dive deeper into these and other issues as the two leaders discuss how to make risk your best friend, being courageous and getting discovered, having a generous purpose to support others, change management and leading to leave a legacy.

Via Ellie Nieves, Esq.
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I greatly appreciate the idea of leading to leave a legacy.

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Janet Matthews's curator insight, March 27, 2014 12:56 PM

I greatly appreciate the idea of leading to leave a legacy.