Posts Tagged Workplace Culture
We caught up with SHRM Chief of Staff, Emily M. Dickens, to reflect on her experience with talent over the past year, the 2019 #SHRMTalent conference, and her thoughts on attracting, engaging and retaining talent.
Ginger Hardage, award-winning former Senior VP of Culture and Communications with Southwest Airlines, discusses the importance of organizational culture and it’s impact on talent with Emily M. Dickens, SHRM Chief of Staff, backstage after speaking to nearly 1,700 HR and business professionals at SHRM’s 2019 Talent Conference and Exposition, as the opening keynote speaker.
It’s wintertime in the U.S. and as we look towards the coming spring equinox, we are reminded of the warmth, optimism, and the replenishment that the coming months will bring. A similar feeling of warmth and growth happens when we spend time with our friends and families. We have a sense of inclusion, a sense of support and growth, of new beginnings. We are supported and encouraged to be our whole selves and to grow.
You can’t get to performance without people.
Often, we seek out new leadership models, new approaches to innovation, new decision-making frameworks in organizations in hopes that we will help our people do their work smarter, faster, more effectively. Often, we do so at great expense, and at great risk.
What we tend to overlook, however, is the role people play in performance.
HR can be serious business. It can also be a source of comedic material. The funny and the not-so-funny.
The reality is...
People can be really difficult. Communication is hard. Change is hard.
Work can suck.
But people are really funny. And the situations we find ourselves in - at work, at home, in public - can be hilarious.
Ever heard that laughter is the best medicine?
Blame the 'open plan' office design that pretty much takes away individual privacy or blame the workplace information overload that causes many office dweller types to feel like no matter how much they are working, they never seem to feel like they are getting much accomplished, modern work and workplaces can seem really, really frustrating.
Culture is what motivates and retains talented employees. Every decision your organization makes strengthens or weakens your culture, and a healthy workplace culture—one that is fair, inclusive, high-functioning and free from harassment—is a critical business asset and force multiplier.
I have learned that different psychological phases come with starting a new job. Let’s use this scenario: You followed the activities of Company X for years and wished to be part of such a great organization. Finally, an opportunity emerged, and you wasted no time in pursuing it. You got called for an interview, and after going through the necessary stages of selection, you got hired! You are happy, the hiring manager is happy! What happens next?
“Who do you want to be? It’s a simple question and, whether you know it or not, you’re answering it every day through your actions. This one question will define your professional success more than any other because how you show up and treat people means everything.” ~ Christine Porath
This was first published as the “Ask HR” column in USA TODAY.
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A year ago, high-profile allegations of sexual harassment set off the #MeToo movement. Since then, the shockwaves have disrupted workplaces across the country.
This weekend, I witnessed my world through the eyes of an almost four year old girl. These lessons know no age limits and can work within your HR Teams. Please read on…
Who knew a park around the corner, a swimming pool, sidewalk chalk, markers and coloring books could create such joy, giggles and stories?