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10 Steps to Inspire Trust and Loyalty

10 Steps to Inspire Trust and Loyalty | The Work In Progress Report | Scoop.it
Building a culture of trust and loyalty will boost your sales and your employees' performance. Get started today with this ten-step plan.
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Take trust forward as a core value into the New Year to build strong relationships and improve communications.

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How to use design thinking to change cultures. – flux –

This how-to article aims to provide a very effective process to change an organisation’s culture: from traditional (point A “Don’t know” or “Could be”), to responsive organisations (point B — “Do…
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A strong and grounding corporate culture is essential during times of great change - as we are experiencing now. However, changing your culture takes real attention and focused effort. Here’s one very interesting way of approaching it. 

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Leadership and behavior: Mastering the mechanics of reason and emotion | McKinsey & Company

Leadership and behavior: Mastering the mechanics of reason and emotion | McKinsey & Company | The Work In Progress Report | Scoop.it
A Nobel Prize winner and a leading behavioral economist offer common sense and counterintuitive insights on performance, collaboration, and innovation.
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What role 'should' emotion play in decision-making for leaders? More than you probably imagine.

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New Rules for Culture Change

Read Accenture’s report to understand how driving culture change can make the difference between change transformations that fail and those that succeed.
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How to make culture change stick: support executives; engage leaders; and embed the desired behaviors

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Strong workplace culture key to empowering employees

Strong workplace culture key to empowering employees | The Work In Progress Report | Scoop.it
Company leaders say it’s vital to maintain an environment that attracts and retains top talent.
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Culture is at the core of the employee experience, grounding your company in times of significant change with timeless values. Culture should not be underestimated. 

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How Wells Fargo’s Work Culture May Have Cleared The Way For Scandal

How Wells Fargo’s Work Culture May Have Cleared The Way For Scandal | The Work In Progress Report | Scoop.it
The bank allegedly set unrealistic expectations and rewarded bad behavior.
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A classic example to show just how much culture matters. It implicitly governs behavior and actions.

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4 Signs You’re Dealing With A Toxic Workplace

4 Signs You’re Dealing With A Toxic Workplace | The Work In Progress Report | Scoop.it
Here are four signs the workplace culture is toxic. If you own them and commit to fixing them, you’re heading towards a far better place for everyone.
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"There's no line out the door to get in".. sounds silly, but are you having a hard time attracting new hires, and is it even harder converting them to employees?

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Where Do You Land On The Employee Engagement Spectrum? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Where Do You Land On The Employee Engagement Spectrum? [INFOGRAPHIC] | The Work In Progress Report | Scoop.it
Employee engagement spectrum: Learn about the truths, myths, and characteristics of employees from fully engaged to fully disengaged.
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"Engagement isn’t binary. It’s a continuum, a spectrum. There are many levels, and they change over time." Where is your company right now?

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Real Time Is Key To Furthering Digital Agility

In adapting to new technologies, CIOs must develop company cultures where change is viewed as an opportunity.
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"Businesses that embrace digital transformation will optimise their organisational structures and business models to support the operational tempos required by a mobile and connected world." Agreed.

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If Your Employees Aren’t Speaking Up, Blame Company Culture

People’s personalities matter, but not as much as workplace norms.
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Your team members and colleagues—especially Millennials—will quit or at least disengage if they don’t feel heard. They won’t feel respected or valued. Put yourself in their shoes. Does the culture genuinely welcome insights??

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Why Corporate Culture Can Make Or Break Your Business

Why Corporate Culture Can Make Or Break Your Business | The Work In Progress Report | Scoop.it
Growing and nurturing a positive corporate culture can give you a huge advantage over your competitors, both by avoiding negatives and creating positives. From reducing stress to improving productivity, a positive corporate culture will bring out the best in your employees.
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Let's not underestimate the power of a positive company culture - for attracting, engaging, and retaining our workers.

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The Future Doesn’t Belong to the Ones Who Know

The Future Doesn’t Belong to the Ones Who Know | The Work In Progress Report | Scoop.it
Knowledge is in a state of abundance so in a world where individual knowledge is no longer power, what does it take to thrive in the future?
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Employees’ ability to unlearn and relearn determines your company’s sustainability in the Future of Work. How able are your employees?

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10 Ways to Actually, Finally Improve Workplace Culture

10 Ways to Actually, Finally Improve Workplace Culture | The Work In Progress Report | Scoop.it
There are endless truisms about the importance of company culture — so many that the idea of a strong one has become a cliché
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How much emphasis does your company put on its #culture? Does it need improving? Excellent guide for #futureofwork corporate cultures and where to focus efforts to help change the culture for the better.

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Ten Secrets for Eliminating a Drama-Based Culture

Ten Secrets for Eliminating a Drama-Based Culture | The Work In Progress Report | Scoop.it
Zero tolerance doesn’t work. It might be one of the most obvious signs of a drama-based culture. It reflects a misunderstanding of the purpose of conflict
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Is your company adding to the $359 billion lost from workplace conflict each year? Telling people to stop is not the answer. Transparency, honest, openness and accountability will help get on the right track.

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The Rise and Importance of Shaping Organizational Culture

The Rise and Importance of Shaping Organizational Culture | The Work In Progress Report | Scoop.it
With the rise of such companies as Google and Facebook, organizational culture has emerged as a bigger concern for most companies.
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Cultural fit has always been important. Now, it is critical for attracting, engaging and retaining top talent, especially the incoming workforce - your future.

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Performance Management in the Gig Economy

Performance Management in the Gig Economy | The Work In Progress Report | Scoop.it
Full-time employees aren’t the only ones who need feedback.
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"Performance management is the weakest link in managing and engaging agile talent and in gaining the greatest productivity from your external talent investment." How are YOU handling this issue?

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Thriving workplace culture hinges on trust

Industry experts at the 2016 Great Place to Work conference discuss the important of transparency and fostering an inclusive workplace culture to increase productivity and improve the bottom line.
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To cultivate high engagement and open communication, trust is THE critical component. 

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Stop Promoting Assholes: Culture Impacts the Bottom Line - Switch & Shift

Stop Promoting Assholes: Culture Impacts the Bottom Line - Switch & Shift | The Work In Progress Report | Scoop.it
People want to be generally 'happy' at work; they spend a lot of time there. What is the role of Compassion here?
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'Why compassion serves you better than self-interest.'

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