Posts Tagged Culture
What’s more important? Looking good or doing good?
An increasing number of businesses are responding: Why not do both?
Much has been said about Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, whose come-from-behind victories during the 2011 NFL season have been chronicled far beyond the sports pages. The second-year player out of the University of Florida makes exceedingly public displays of his Christian faith. That bothers some people. But aside from that divisive issue, one important question about the Tebow saga carries significance for the business world:
Is Tim Tebow a great leader?
With 20 slides and 5 minutes, Joe Gerstandt brings a new clarity to what diversity is, why it matters and how it shows up in our work and our relationships with others.
File this one under Idle Curiosity.
CareerBuilder has released a survey noting senior leaders’ workplace habits and personal characteristics. Ever wonder if CEOs go out for lunch or bring a brown bag? What kind of car does the chief finance officer drive? Is the senior vice president of marketing more likely to wear black or red?
Now you know:
Typical Office Attire
Why are some employees so devoted while others seem to have “checked out”? This is a question the Accenture Institute for High Performance sought to answer in What Executives Really Need to Know About Employee Engagement, a study published in June 2011.
Accenture surveyed 1,367 employees at various large, U.S.-based organizations to define four levels of engagement:
The “Occupy Wall Street” protests are gaining steam across the country. Could employees who participate risk losing their jobs? Recent events show that the answer to this question is “yes,” at least in certain circumstances.
Public radio host Lisa Simeone, on Oct. 20, 2011, told the Baltimore Sunthat she had been fired by the public radio series "Soundprint" because series executives saw her work as a spokeswoman for one of the groups involved in the Occupy DC movement as a violation of the series’ producer’s ethical code.
Men in the United States—especially those in two-income families who are fathers and working 50 or more hours a week—are experiencing the kind of work/family conflict that women long have felt, according to a study, The New Male Mystique.
Researchers Ellen Galinsky, Kerstin Aumann and Kenneth Matos of the Families and Work Institute (FWI) discussed their findings during a Sept. 8, 2011, webinar. The report, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the IBM Corp., was released June 2011.
Have you ever had a red rubber ball moment? Kevin Carroll, author of the Red Rubber Ball Book Series describes these as when play transform even tense, high-stakes moments into pure fun and result in deep connections formed that can last a lifetime.
Organizations today are seeing three major trends—a rapidly diversified workforce, an aging workforce and an influx of military veterans—Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Chief Global Membership Officer Janet Parker, SPHR, said during opening remarks at “The Workforce Mosaic.”
SHRM underwrote the National Journal policy summit, held July 12, 2011, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
This poll looks at how organizational diversity and inclusion practices have changed over the last five years. In 2005, SHRM released the Workplace Diversity Practices research report, which addressed diversity practices in organizations from the perspective of HR professionals. The 2010 study included several of the survey questions from the 2005 report to determine how diversity and inclusion in the workplace has transformed over time.
Executives from large companies around the world said they’ve made significant progress in diversity and inclusion efforts focused on gender, ethnicity, national origin, race and color, according to a Forbes Insight study, but they face certain barriers as they develop and implement diversity strategies.
Diversity and inclusiveness are like integrity—they can’t be captured on a scorecard, but their presence or absence is noticeable, said Tiane Mitchell Gordon, senior vice president of diversity and inclusion at AOL.
Gordon explored the relationship of culture and diversity and inclusion’s success with a company during her luncheon address at the annual Workplace Diversity: Practice and Research conference June 10, 2010. George Mason University hosted the conference in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
Few would argue the pace of change is increasing, especially in business and technology, along with their impact on the workplace. Wise company leaders sense these changes, and adjust, adapt, plan and execute. Each day brings an evolving convergence of many external influences that shape upcoming days, weeks and years. The workplace is greatly impacted by this convergence of external influences.