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What You See is What You Get. Healthy Leaders, Healthy Culture
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If you do not set the tone for the cuture it will take on a life of its own and maybe become something you did not want. Been there, turst me.
[KEY POINTS in Plain English]
There’s a misunderstanding that employees create a company’s culture — for example: how they dress, how they do business and how they communicate. If you observe a company’s employees, it is easy to think they’re both the result and the creators (cause) of the culture.
But Leadership is the real foundation of any organization's culture.
The leader is the visionary who sets the direction and style of the company’s personality. The leader creates internal culture through the people s/he hires, the information s/he provides and the resources s/he makes available.
Leadership ultimately (finally) determines the culture of a company. The leader develops it and maintains it — whether it is good or bad.
But if you’re the creator of an unhealthy culture, you can also be its cure.
[Or, is it better to hire a new, transformational leader to implement the required change?]
Leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, from CEO to volunteer board member. Strengths based leadership is about focusing on the positive in ourselves and others, valuing everyone’s contribution, leading with both heart and head, inspiring hope and building trust—one relationship at a time.
Whether your business is large or small, if you are the CEO, you are also the CCO — the Chief Cultural Officer. Culture matters. It is what makes the difference between a thriving, …
Creating a sustainable and successful workplace is a challenge that every start-up must deal with. Knowing what traits you want your workplace to have is a good place to start. Richard Sheridan, CEO
Research shows that even if the rewards aren't immediately apparent, contributing to the success of others pays off in the long run.
Organizations with a strong emotional culture have happier, more engaged employees.
You can’t crack your employees’ heads open and look inside so how do you uncover what drives individual employees to work hard and stay focused?
Some great insights and perspectives if you can wade through the article all the way to the end.
Gallup data shows they have a combination of hard-to-teach traits.
If you plan on running a successful organization, you have to invest in your company's culture.
CIO Scott Chacon revealed a bit about what makes the company's culture tick.
The supermarket chain believes in sharing information, and lets its staffers see the salaries of anyone who works there.
What a fascinating example of "a company that has successfully bridged the gap between soft-hearted values and logic-driven business acumen,"
Will it be the ability to thrive amid uncertainty? To handpick talented employees in a remote region of China? Or just to stay awake as you visit three continents in three days?
"...I mean a leadership style that focuses very much on the emotions at work: How do people relate to each other? Is there a positive climate? Are people having fights? Do I as a leader intervene if there are fights?"
It might depend on where you're from.
In Western culture, many people define success narrowly as money and power. In her uplifting book Thrive, Arianna Huffington argues that this leaves us sitting on a two-legged stool, which will tip
A recent study found that happiness made people about 12 percent more productive at work, a finding that confirms what Google already knows.
Switch to an unrelated task -- even if it's just for two minutes.
Lessons for any firm that wants to hire the best talent and pull them together into strong and lasting teams.
While there may be major studies about how social media distractions are costing businesses millions of money, a recent research conducted by James Fowler at UC San Diego shows that social media also contributes in enhancing happiness and productivity in the workplace. An infographic published by Socialcast illustrates that happy and engaged employees are more efficient and productive workers. From 51.4% to 47.0%, Americans happy with their work environment has decreased in the past four years. According to a 2009 study of US employees, the most happy and satisfied employees are those who feel that their jobs are secure - no surprise there. The top 5 happiest careers in the US are: 1. Biotechnology workers 2. Customer service representatives 3. Teachers 4. Administrative assistants 5. Buyers Want some of that happiness yourself? Check out the 12 Kickass Ways to Love Your Job and Life. Source: SocialCast
Why communicate with your people?As employee communicators we need to ensure that our employees: Are kept up to date with key information about the company, team, key projects, training, etc. Fully
The one thing we can be assured of until humans safely land and colonize Mars is "organizational culture" will continue to be a topic of conversation. It's about on par with the Leadership vs.
People don't underperform because they lack technical skills. People underperform because they lack soft skills.
I totally agree
....and so many businesses don't see it this way.
I recently read an article that was describing corporate culture as lunch provided everyday & free beer on Friday. If you take away those superficial connections for an employee - which are merely non cash components of a compensation plan and not a long term contributor to organizational culture - an engaged employee will remain committed to excelling in their role and for the organization.
An unengaged employee will be more impacted by that removal, resulting in connecting with that employee becoming even harder to achieve.
Engagement is multi-layered and more complex than being provided a sandwich so that I can continue to work through what should be a period of refreshment called lunchtime.
To make your company more productive, you're going to need to think harder about how to motivate employees.
Is there a time and a place to get past the awkwardness and just do it? If so, who leads? Who follows? And what to do with that phone in your hand...