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What Components Make A Great Corporate Culture?

What Components Make A Great Corporate Culture? | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
What Components Make A Corporate Culture? on HeartWay | This will be the second curated post in a short series about Company Cultures. Out of the many…
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...and how many components does a great company culture have?
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Millennials Won’t Disrupt Your Culture | HeartWay

Millennials Won’t Disrupt Your Culture | HeartWay | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Millennials Won’t Disrupt Your Workplace Culture | A culture tends to stabilize to “the way we do things around here”… That’s the sticky part.
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3 main reasons of why generational differences are less important than you may think, and some additional thoughts.
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Working 8 Till 3, Time For A New Norm? | HeartWay

Working 8 Till 3, Time For A New Norm? | HeartWay | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Working 8 Till 3, Time For A New Norm? | Governments should facilitate that companies can make changes in their results AND their Employee Happiness
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Setting work hours can improve company results AND Employee Engagement… However, if that is that a topic for governments to interfere with...?
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Why is employee engagement now such a growth area?

Why is employee engagement now such a growth area? | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Why is employee engagement a growth area? on HeartWay | This is a short post. Deliberately! Apart from the quote above you can easily find about 50 more…
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Love to hear your perspectives on this! Here or on my blog.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 6, 9:33 AM
I think teachers become teachers because they love what they do. It is more than just saying it. They embody and express it in their words and actions. When we forget what brought us to our calling and want out in any form, that is a slippery slope.
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Why To Design A Better Corporate Culture

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Why To Design A Better Corporate Culture on HeartWay | In the past weeks I’ve run into many great articles about Company Cultures. So many actually that…
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Ever thought about the functional and health benefits of a better Corporate Culture? When done well, think about it, the benefits go way beyond the individual and profits...
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Human Resources As Driver Of Employee Engagement

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Human Resources Driving Employee Engagement on HeartWay | In my previous post Two things that are fundamentally wrong about Human Resource Management I…
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In their ‘traditional’ role a Human Resources department is working on components of experiences. They create bits and pieces of experiences, and wrap them in a coat of procedures and policies. It is for such activities (writing policies and procedures) that in many organizations the added business value of a HRM department is questioned.
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Engaging People Starts With Yourself

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Engaging people starts with yourself on HeartWay | So far we have danced with the system, it is time to start looking at engagement of people. Assuming…
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Employee engagement is, as you can read here, there and everywhere, a key enabler for business success. However, too often the articles are suggesting how to engage others... You can't do that if you're not engaged yourself first!
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A Simple Framework For Building A Company That Matters | Happy Melly

A Simple Framework For Building A Company That Matters | Happy Melly | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
To celebrate International Day of Happiness on March 20th, the Happy Startup School are offering their $99 course in purposeful entrepreneurship for FREE!
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It has been a bit more than 2 years that I followed The Happy Startup Home School program. It was worth it! But don't underestimate it: the Framework is simple, being honest with yourself so you can use it is the hard part!
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Determine Your Values To Build A Valuable Culture

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Your Values Build A Valuable Culture on HeartWay | There’s no doubt that values are essential to your business. First you must recognize and protect what…
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Values are strange things. It does not matter what they are, what matters is how you “live” them.

I collected a few options from Management 3.0 and Happy Melly you may want to use starting to build your own valuable culture.

Want to share your options? How do you build, or would want to build your company's culture?
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Things We Learned Creating Technology Career Steps

Things We Learned Creating Technology Career Steps
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Long read worth every minute of it! Read how @Spotify introduced Career Steps #CompanyCulture
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Great Corporate Cultures, Will Wall Street Allow Them?

Great Corporate Cultures, Will Wall Street Allow Them? | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Wall Street And Great Corporate Cultures? on HeartWay | Click here to view original article www.wsj.com Corporate culture has long been linked to company…
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Since the original article writes "The payoff from a positive corporate culture doesn’t come quickly", and we all know that companies doing good on Wall Street are those with great short term results... Reading the original article in the Wall Street Journal made me wonder if Will Wall Street accept and keep positive grading on companies creating great workplace cultures...

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Values Driven? Reflect On Your Commitment!

Values Driven? Reflect On Your Commitment! | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Values Driven? Reflect On Your Commitment! on HeartWay | In the beginning of February we started with the question if you Wanna Run A Values-Based…
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Becoming a values-driven company requires commitment. It may even come at a short term cost. Before saying you will, ask yourself questions like:
Are you willing to hire/fire people based on whether they fit your core values?
Fire, even if an employee adds a lot of value in the short-term?
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Social Entrepreneurship Is The New Black

Social Entrepreneurship Is The New Black | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to move in different directions."
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Agree and very well said!

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The Science Behind Building a Culture of Trust

The Science Behind Building a Culture of Trust | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
A series of experiments led to quantifying organizational trust and deriving a strategy to improve trust among employees.
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Invest In Each And Everyone’s Happiness | HeartWay

Invest In Each And Everyone’s Happiness | HeartWay | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Invest In Each And Everyone’s Happiness on HeartWay | I wanted to continue from a post I wrote a few weeks ago about Is A Happy Employee Always An Engaged…
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Why: The neuroscience behind happiness.

"The Happiness Advantage" of Shawn Achor a true source of inspiration.
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You Can’t Replicate Company Culture

You Can’t Replicate Company Culture | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
If you’re unsure about whether your company has a healthy culture, think about how you measure up in the above areas. Though never, ever forget that your company is unique!
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If you’re unsure about whether your company has a healthy culture, think about how you measure up in the mentioned areas. Though never, ever forget that your company is unique!
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Is A Happy Employee Always An Engaged Employee?

Is A Happy Employee Always An Engaged Employee? | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
A Happy Employee Equals An Engaged Employee? on HeartWay | That’s the poll I set-up on my company’s internal social media platform. I added a Happy Melly…
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"...what makes a person happy. If they are happy just to be employed then engagement is not a ‘given’. People that are engaged can also be happy. They might also be the ones rocking the boat trying to improve the status quo which is not perceived as someone who is ‘happy’.”
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Company Culture: Why it Matters and How to Get it Right

Company Culture: Why it Matters and How to Get it Right | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
With the Silicon Valley bubble yet to pop, companies are continuing to ask themselves how to cultivate that “perfect startup culture” that workers in the Bay Area and around the world seem to love. CEOs and managers analyze renowned office cultures at companies like Google and Facebook, wondering how to emulate their success, what makes …
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Culture Is Not The Culprit, The System Is!

Culture Is Not The Culprit, The System Is! | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Culture Is Not The Culprit, The System Is! on HeartWay | It is not a new concept but it is one that many organizations still don’t understand… This is…
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"Trying to change the culture directly is like putting an umbrella up and expecting it to stop raining. […] culture, whatever it is, or at least the important bits that affect how work is done, are all part of something else that’s much bigger….The system!" - thinkpurpose.com
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Behave According To Your Values

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Behave According To Your Values on HeartWay | The past weeks I’ve repeatedly made statements about how important it is to take your values of the wall….
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Purpose, Values, Behaviors, to many those may still sound like fluffy stuff... but they are NOT optional! (if you want to be successful in the long term of course...)
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Do Employee Engagement With, Not For, Your People

Do Employee Engagement With, Not For, Your People | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Engagement With, Not For, Your People on HeartWay | Click here to view original article www.fastcasual.com The title of this article caught my attention…
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How do you look at your Employee Engagement initiatives: are you trying to launch activities FOR them or WITH them? (I'll let you guess which one will work better...)
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A Radical New Model for Unleashing Your Company’s Potential

A Radical New Model for Unleashing Your Company’s Potential | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
A Radical New Model for Unleashing Your Company’s Potential
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"What if a company did everything in its power to create a culture in which everyone – not just select “high potentials” – could overcome their own internal barriers to change and use errors and vulnerabilities as prime opportunities for personal and company growth?"

Is that a dream world... or can that actually be accomplished?
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Okeke Kelechi 'Opinion''s curator insight, March 28, 4:56 PM
"What if a company did everything in its power to create a culture in which everyone – not just select “high potentials” – could overcome their own internal barriers to change and use errors and vulnerabilities as prime opportunities for personal and company growth?"

Is that a dream world... or can that actually be accomplished?

Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey explain in their new book, - An Everyone Culture, the concept of 'Deliberately Developmental Organizations'  and how they are organized around the simple but radical conviction that companies will best prosper when they are deeply aligned with people’s strongest motive, which is to grow.
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The Key Success Factor For Your Company Values Initiative

The Key Success Factor For Your Company Values Initiative | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Success Factor For Company Values Initiative on HeartWay | Many initiatives for “company values” fail because they are devised by top management and…
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Company Values Initiatives are journeys. There are no shortcuts. Even the last bit, having the conversations with the people in your company, though not difficult, takes time. If done well... it will pay off!
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The Relationship Between Corporate Culture and Performance

The Relationship Between Corporate Culture and Performance | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Experts in organizational change say it can be hard to make sweeping changes in workplace culture
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There's little novelty in this article:

"The payoff from a positive corporate culture doesn’t come quickly"
"Companies that got good grades from employees on culture early in the study generally had higher profits in later years"
"Experts in organizational change say it can be hard to make sweeping changes in workplace culture"

But it fascinates me that it is published in the Wall Street Journal...

Is this an attempt to tell investors and traders to be patient with companies that are working on their Company Culture? Will Wall Street accept and keep positive grading on companies creating great workplace cultures, for a few years, so that they can pay for the investments at reasonable interest rates (of capital)? Or is this an article just for the "everybody talks about it, thus so do we" and back to "business as usual"?
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Salt | Why you should put culture first, engagement second

Salt | Why you should put culture first, engagement second | Culture & Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
How much money do businesses waste because they’ve got their culture wrong? Think back to the most dysfunctional place you’ve ever worked. Remember how much time was wasted through senior management talking past each other, miscommunication down the pyramid, siloed departments, disengaged employees? Wasted time, wasted money. No wonder that leaders increasingly see workplace culture and employee engagement as a vital business issue. A recent Deloitte report, Culture and Engagement: The Naked Org
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