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The ROI of Effective Recognition

Third-party global research commissioned by the O.C. Tanner Institute, featuring quantitative and qualitative studies, proves frequent and effective employee...
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In this Slideshare presentation, research results on the impact of employee recognition on factors such as satisfaction and productivity are presented. Apart from being interesting and informative, the presentation is a great example of how to present information in a simple but compelling manner. There is also a white paper you can download available at http://www.octanner.com/landing/2014_roi-of-effective-recognition-white-paper/

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(CNCN) Employers Have a Direct Impact on Employee Job Satisfaction According to Global Survey by Kelly Services(R) - WSJ.com

(CNCN) Employers Have a Direct Impact on Employee Job Satisfaction According to Global Survey by Kelly Services(R) - WSJ.com | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
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An interesting finding from this study is that only about a third of people who switched jobs in the last year are happy with the change. They also note in the article that there is a significant proportion of the workforce that aren't happy with their jobs.

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Dick Morrison: Corporate governance is about culture, not a policy ...

Dick Morrison: Corporate governance is about culture, not a policy ... | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
Retired Eli Lilly executive and retired UNC Wilmington profession Dr. Richard Morrison joins us to talk about the culture of corporate governance.
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A podcast discussing the importance of organisational culture in shaping and driving corporate governance and policy.

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The business case for business ethics has been well demonstrated through the costs and impacts of the repeated high profile cases of corporate greed and misconduct. Often those integrity failures are a result of senior individuals crossing ethical boundaries as well as ignoring or circumventing the rules set out in law.

 
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The Secret to Great Company Culture – (From the guy who founded Zappos)

The Secret to Great Company Culture – (From the guy who founded Zappos) | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
We’ve been Tweeting about Zappos – as they have a great company culture, so today I thought I’d share with you this video in which Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, disc…
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The culture needs to incorporate the business strategy and values. Tony Hsieh believes that ....“If you get the culture right then most of the other stuff will happen naturally”.

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Why cultural fit "risks" are worth taking

Hiring people who are "different" to others in the organisation, and might even be a bad cultural fit, isn't an easy thing to do - but it could be...
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This article highlights the confusion around organisational culture and the misunderstanding that culture is about personality and thinking style. Organisational culture refers to the way people go about their work in that particular organisation and as we know, every organisation has its own distinct way of doing things. Most importantly, the culture should be aligned very closely to the organisation's strategy and vision. For example, if there is a culture of innovation, risk taking and entrepreneurship then this should fit in with the business goals and the long term objectives of the organisation. However, if the culture is conservative and risk averse (e.g. a financial services organisation) then bringing in people who do not fit the culture just sets them up for failure. We know that one of the top reasons people leave an organisation is poor culture fit and one of the main reasons for poor performance is lack of engagement. If the culture of an organisation is in need of change then one person alone cannot do this; everyone from the top down needs to get on board with the change agenda if it’s to be a success. Using one ‘culture misfit’ as a test case or scapegoat is not fair on that person or their team.

 

Diversity in thinking is not tied to culture fit. It is directly related to how a person processes and evaluates information, makes connections, considers perspectives, generates ideas and arrives at decisions. A diverse team of individuals does not equate to a group of cultural misfits- it equates to a team of diverse thinking styles and diverse experiences. The risk in hiring people who do not fit has far greater consequences and should not be taken lightly. Why are we completely ignoring the impact on the person and the team that person joins?

 

We all want to belong to a work group that feels right for us and that is what will bring out the best in us.  If we find ourselves in a workplace that causes us immense frustration and angst then how is that beneficial? The best person for a job is the person that is a fit in every way – skills fit, experience fit, knowledge fit and culture fit. Thinking style fit should be determined by the job requirements, not the culture.

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Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture

Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
From a vision to your people, the foundation for shaping -- or changing -- your organization.
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The benefits of a strong corporate culture are enormous…a strong culture can account for 20-30% of the differential in corporate performance. There are some fundamental factors that facilitate a great culture: vision, values, systems and processes, people, and environment and narratives. Sounds pretty basic but getting these things right will ensure a culture that breeds success.

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How to avoid a misfit between jobs and applicants - Kitsap Sun

How to avoid a misfit between jobs and applicants - Kitsap Sun | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
How to avoid a misfit between jobs and applicants
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Applicants looking for long-term employment should make sure the responsibilities, compensation, benefits and organizational culture match their needs and values.
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Some alarming stats about job dissatisfaction and mismatch are cited in this article. Amongst some of the strategies for addressing this are things that job seekers can do to help ensure they are a good fit for the job and the organisation. Our ebook, The Job Seekers Guide to Finding the Right Job - Not just another job, provides practical strategies and activities for job seekers that help to ensure that they are good fit for both the job and the organisation's culture. It is available for $4.95 from the Kindle store.

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How to Build Your Organizational Culture Based on Trust ... - Bill Hogg

How to Build Your Organizational Culture Based on Trust ... - Bill Hogg | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
Without trust in your organization, what do you have? Trust is perhaps the most important element that needs to be present within the culture of your organization. Knowing that you can trust and rely on others on your team ...
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This is a good overview article on the importance of trust for organisational effectiveness and some strategies for developing trust.

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Six reasons why large companies lose top talent - Michael Page

Six reasons why large companies lose top talent - Michael Page | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
Why do big organisations fail to keep hold of their top talent? Recruitment specialist, Michael Page, discusses six common reasons. (Employee #retention is important, but some companies still get it wrong.
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Six key reasons why people leave an organisation - with the one about communicating the vision being strongly linked to organisational culture. If employees don't understand or agree with the vision they are unlikely to stay.

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Powerful Action Verbs To Kick Your Resume Up A Notch | CAREEREALISM

Powerful Action Verbs To Kick Your Resume Up A Notch | CAREEREALISM | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
Every resume should have strong action verbs strategically placed throughout—most importantly, at the beginning of the majority of your bullet points.
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Action verbs are very important in your resume. This post discusses why and gives a list of ones that you could use in your resume. We strongly support the use of action verbs for resume writing and our eBook, The Job Seeker's Guide to Finding the Right Job, has an activity to help you incorporate action verbs in your resume. The eBook is available from the Kindle store.

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6 Tips to Engage Gen Y Employees | HR Benefit Advisors

6 Tips to Engage Gen Y Employees | HR Benefit Advisors | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
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This is a good example of why it is important to understand your employees' needs in order to keep them satisfied and engaged at work.

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How Do You Change An Organizational Culture? - Forbes

How Do You Change An Organizational Culture? - Forbes | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
Changing an organization’s culture is one of the most difficult leadership challenges. That’s because an organization’s culture comprises an interlocking set of goals, roles, processes, values, communications practices, attitudes and assumptions.

Via Carlos Rodriguez-Gutierrez
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The World Bank is an interesting example of how organisational culture can change and bring about organisational success.

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Sloppy Thinking About Corporate Culture Keeps It From Changing - Business Insider

Sloppy Thinking About Corporate Culture Keeps It From Changing - Business Insider | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
Sloppy Thinking About Corporate Culture Keeps It From Changing Business Insider But the sloppy and imprecise way we talk about 'culture' also effects our thinking and speech about changing culture, so that we find ourselves awash in popular...
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A lot of lip service is paid to culture, but attention to understanding culture, its origins and consequences, is lacking making effective organisational culture management and change difficult.

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4 Ways Star Trek Can Inspire a Better Culture | workplace MOJO

4 Ways Star Trek Can Inspire a Better Culture | workplace MOJO | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
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You don't need to be a Trekkie to appreciate this engaging article about organisational culture.

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Getting and Keeping a High-Performance Organizational Culture

Getting and Keeping a High-Performance Organizational Culture | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
BOSTON, June 5, 2013—Most business leaders know that a high-performing culture is critical to their organization’s success. Yet many struggle with culture change, finding it an elusive and drawn-out process with hard-to-predict results.

Via Jesse Jacoby & Emergent
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Jim Hermerling and Julie Kilmann from Boston Consulting Group discuss four myths about organisational culture and the key questions to ask to determine if your organisational culture needs a makeover. You need to register to access the full article.

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Culture Can Create Space for Staff to Speak Freely - Credit Union Times

Culture Can Create Space for Staff to Speak Freely - Credit Union Times | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
Culture Can Create Space for Staff to Speak Freely Credit Union Times There's no silver bullet for effective workplace communication but making sure your organization's culture is aligned to support and foster those efforts may be a good starting...
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How communication can be facilitated with the "right" organisational culture is discussed in this article.

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What Is Organizational Culture? And Why Should We Care?

What Is Organizational Culture? And Why Should We Care? | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
What leaders need to know to change orgs for the better.
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In this article perspectives on organisational culture are discussed which underscore the importance of understanding organisational culture, particularly where you want to change it.

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Employee communications during times of change linked to job satisfaction: Report | Canadian HR Reporter

Employee communications during times of change linked to job satisfaction: Report | Canadian HR Reporter | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
Timely, honest, open internal communications important (Employee communication is key to ensuring a satisfied and engaged workforce. Create the conversation.
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What Does Job Satisfaction Mean to Millennials? - Millionaire Corner

What Does Job Satisfaction Mean to Millennials? - Millionaire Corner | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
What Does Job Satisfaction Mean to Millennials?
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Seems millennials are not that different after all. The survey results discussed in this article are very interesting and informative.

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Creating the Best Workplace on Earth - Harvard Business Review

Creating the Best Workplace on Earth - Harvard Business Review | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Ever dreamed of a workplace where the culture supports your personal values, interests and beliefs? Wouldn’t it be nice to think that your family and friends would recognise the real you at work, not the ‘work’ you? This article offers 6 generic solutions to doing just this.

 

As one senior executive commented, “When I was appointed CEO, my biggest concern was, would this [job] allow me to truly say what I think? I needed to be myself to do a good job. Everybody does.”

 

The secret to all of this is knowing what you are truly like.

 

Val Panayiotou

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5 Key Solutions to Improve your Organizational Culture with Mind Mapping - Business 2 Community

5 Key Solutions to Improve your Organizational Culture with Mind Mapping - Business 2 Community | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
5 Key Solutions to Improve your Organizational Culture with Mind Mapping
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There are many ways and means which you can choose in order to better inform your colleagues or staff regarding strategic changes and plans.
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A mindmap is a good starting place for thinking about organisational culture - what it is now and what you want it to be. These 5 points are also important when communicating about change.

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Subscribers only login

Subscribers only login | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
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You need to subscribe to HR Daily to see this post about acquisitions and mergers ...

 

One of the main causes of failed mergers and acquisitions has to do with cultural fit. New values and employee expectations inevitably emerge with merging organisations, thus creating a different culture to the one employees have aligned with. If existing employees do not fit in with the newly created culture then the mismatch will lead to dissatisfaction, frustration, disengagement and high turnover rates amongst employees if not addressed adequately. The best way to address the issues is to do so on an individual basis as the article suggests. This however requires an assessment of where the cultural gaps exist, followed by a genuine attempt to address the gaps and increase employee retention. This is indeed where HR can be of most value.

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10 Interview Questions You Should Never Ask (and 5 You Always Should) | The Daily Muse | Bullhorn Reach

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Cameron Bayly, Social Media Co-ordinator at search2retain www.search2retain.com.au posted a link to this article which highlights the importance of knowing what to ask and what not to ask in an interview.

 

While we agree that you should ask about organizational culture in an interview, YourCulture recommends that you do your research beforehand to make sure you have a good idea of what the culture is when you go to the interview - your questions (and impressions) then become a way of confirming if your conclusions are accurate and the culture of the organisation is what it seems, and a fit for you. We cover strategies for researching an organisation's culture in our ebook "The Job seeker's guide to finding the right job - Not just another job". 

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Questions to guide you in understanding your organizational culture

Questions to guide you in understanding your organizational culture | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
Organizational leaders must develop questions and categories to identify issues of “organizational culture,” explore them, and take action.
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An excellent overview article. Organisational culture can also be conceptualised as being about how an organisation's people, processes and environment separately and together influence organisational behaviour. Organisational culture can be changed and managed effectively only if it is understood - this usually requires an external viewpoint to help provide an objective assessment! You can find out about how to measure organisational culture at www.culturefirst.com.au

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Finding Career Satisfaction and Job Stability - Fox Business

Finding Career Satisfaction and Job Stability - Fox Business | Managing Organizational Culture | Scoop.it
Finding Career Satisfaction and Job Stability Fox Business Admittingly finding a job in this current labor market is tough, but grads should consider their overall satisfaction and potential future at a company when evaluating job opportunities,...
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Organisational culture is an important consideration in finding the right job. This article provides some useful information for job seekers, with the caution that settling for any job is not a good idea. "The Job Seeker's guide to finding the right job - Not just any job" is an excellent resource for job seekers wanting to avoid this trap. It is available on Kindle for $4.95 AU.

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