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5 Forces That Power Exceptionally Creative Companies

5 Forces That Power Exceptionally Creative Companies | Humanize | Scoop.it
Charles Day outlines the five drivers of organizational creativity--gravity, tension, heat, speed, generosity--and how to develop and deploy them.
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Deidra Langstaff's curator insight, June 20, 2014 9:20 PM

I've seen these forces somewhere.....

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Craft workplace inspiration with an organizational constitution

Craft workplace inspiration with an organizational constitution | Humanize | Scoop.it
This post is part of the series “Workplace Morale,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership and the folks at Switch & Shift
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In those days the company’s U.S.-centric mindset included a high “command and control” culture. Decisions were made autocratically in the U.S. from a U.S. point of view. Garry realized that if the company was to extend its brand globally, that mindset had to change.

When Garry was made CEO in 1997, he began implementing a culture change to a less siloed, less information hoarding work environment that trusted and respected its people.

“We needed a work environment that treasures learning and teaching, fairness, candor, dignity, respect, perseverance … and fun,” Garry said. WD-40 Company needed to eliminate the fear of failure in the hearts and minds of team leaders and members. Garry reframed failure into “learning moments,” where team members share insights so everyone can benefit from their learning.

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Distributed Leadership: Are CEOs Necessary?

Distributed Leadership: Are CEOs Necessary? | Humanize | Scoop.it
"Leaderless" organizations are in vogue, even with imperfect track records. Looking at the problems they mean to fix can help define your leadership style.
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Can Happiness Fuel Success at Work?

Can Happiness Fuel Success at Work? | Humanize | Scoop.it
In the workplace, happiness is the interplay of multiple factors: • Employee engagement • Employee satisfaction • Wellbeing • Purpose • Meaningful work • Hope Their interaction is a powerful force that leaves employees with the belief that good...
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Kristine Dugan's curator insight, June 9, 2014 11:26 AM

Great Infographic showing Happiness in the Workplace :)

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Ryan Carson of Treehouse, on When Titles Get in the Way

Ryan Carson of Treehouse, on When Titles Get in the Way | Humanize | Scoop.it
The chief executive of an online interactive education platform says that eliminating management roles has generally worked well at his company.
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Realtors’ Group Raises Transparency Bar With New Election Process

Realtors’ Group Raises Transparency Bar With New Election Process | Humanize | Scoop.it
The National Association of Realtors, is demanding a new level of personal financial transparency from its volunteer leaders.
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Oh, to Live in a World Without Bosses!

Oh, to Live in a World Without Bosses! | Humanize | Scoop.it
You might wonder sometimes, perhaps after an especially inane quarterly job review, what it would be like not to have a boss. Or, after that same job review, not to be a boss. What if we were all workplace equals, with everyone possessing the same privileges and the same authority?...
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On Creating a Powerful Organization | Switch and Shift

On Creating a Powerful Organization | Switch and Shift | Humanize | Scoop.it
What scientists call distributed control is usually called empowerment by management consultants. Management literature cites plenty of arguments in favor of
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For Social Media Success, Culture Trumps Tools

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Peter Richardson's curator insight, May 22, 2014 5:23 AM

A balanced culture is key to high performing organisations

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Eric Lanke: Assessing Your Willingness for Dialogue

Eric Lanke: Assessing Your Willingness for Dialogue | Humanize | Scoop.it
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Four weeks ago, in On the Right Track, I wrote about some of the things I'm doing in my organization to diffuse leadership and decision-making across our hierarchical levels. It was partially inspired by the CEO-level discussion facilitated by Humanize authors Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant at a recent WSAE meeting.

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The principles of the social organization

The principles of the social organization | Humanize | Scoop.it
The pillars on which the social organization should be built according to Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant.
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ETAss Formazione e Sviluppo Risorse Umane's curator insight, May 19, 2014 2:09 AM

Modello alternativo di business, "persocentrico" e sostenibile

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How Much Should CEOs Say About a Staff Crisis?

How Much Should CEOs Say About a Staff Crisis? | Humanize | Scoop.it
A call for the ouster of a CEO ultimately led to the departure of multiple employees. Can you be transparent about a staff crisis without fueling gossip?
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The Company Where Everyone Knows Everyone Else's Salary

The Company Where Everyone Knows Everyone Else's Salary | Humanize | Scoop.it
When salaries are transparent, it changes the dynamic between workers and the boss — and among workers themselves.
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So You Want (A Piece) Of My Attention

So You Want (A Piece) Of My Attention | Humanize | Scoop.it
Back in 2011 I was trying to get a handle on the rapidly increasing velocity and agility of communications. Instagram was a new toy with a paltry market value south of $100 million, Android was changing the face of mobile, ...
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High-Profile Turnover: Tips for CEOs Cleaning Up After Controversy

High-Profile Turnover: Tips for CEOs Cleaning Up After Controversy | Humanize | Scoop.it
CEO Turnover at the top is bound to happen, but when a leader leaves amid controversy, the successor has a particularly tricky job.
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10 Skills The Workforce of the Future Will Need

10 Skills The Workforce of the Future Will Need | Humanize | Scoop.it
This blog was written by Nicholas Enna, Director of Enterprise Applications at Teach For All, and originally appeared on Huffington Post ImpactX.
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Socialogy Interview: Maddie Grant

Socialogy Interview: Maddie Grant | Humanize | Scoop.it
I learned about Maddie Grant because of the recent Manifesto she wrote on the future of work, which was recommended by several contacts. After reading it, I immediately asked for an interview.
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Does Your Culture Attract?

Does Your Culture Attract? | Humanize | Scoop.it

I saw on the HBR blog that Zappos no longer does job postings. They had 30,000 applications for only 300 positions, and it was becoming cumbersome. Instead, they have created a Zappos Insiderprogram where people can simply get to know some real people inside Zappos. That’s where they’ll look when they are hiring.

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Sift Skills: The Value of Big Data for Associations

Sift Skills: The Value of Big Data for Associations | Humanize | Scoop.it
As technology becomes more affordable, associations are harnessing "big data" to improve member engagement.
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"Venturing into the world of big data can be daunting, no matter how big or small your association. Experts say it’s important to have the support of senior management and to think about this undertaking as a culture change, not a project with a start and finish point."

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Temps Not So Temporary? Contract Workers Becoming More Common

Temps Not So Temporary? Contract Workers Becoming More Common | Humanize | Scoop.it
With the recession slowly ebbing, one thing that hasn't faded is short-term contract work, which has increasingly become the norm in some economic sectors.
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The Myths of Technology Series: "Technology Dehumanizes"

The Myths of Technology Series: "Technology Dehumanizes" | Humanize | Scoop.it
For ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, I will be presenting on the “Myths of Technology and Learning”. As I am really thinking about what I will be sharing at the conference, I wanted to write a series of blog ...
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