Posts Tagged Workplace Culture
While everyone is talking about employee engagement and company culture, I would like to address the all-important use of sports references in the workplace. It’s what I know and what I love to do. Whether we like it or not, there are many parallels between the work place and sports. Both have teams, coaches, managers, strategy, rules, and role players, just to name a few. So if we want to get rid of the references, we got a lot of work to do.
When I look at the vast field of HR, I have to say that I am swayed to the power of Culture more than other facets. I truly believe that people decide to either stay at a company or leave it because of its culture.
When zombie apocalypse survivors extol their employer’s benefits, that company is worth a second look...
There are countless numbers of blogs and articles regarding culture. I’m absolutely in that mix because I feel that culture is the most critical factor of today’s workplace. The challenge I see though is that people continue to offer models of what will absolutely work for you. I think this is an incredible presumption !! I can’t come close to understanding what your company culture is or isn’t.
There are a few assumptions I can make that will be accurate:
In July 2014, Littler published its third annual Executive Employer Survey, which examined how the nation’s largest employers are being affected by current economic conditions and regulatory changes.
Not surprisingly, the survey found an increase in the number of employers whose employees are so disenchanted and disengaged that they’re suing their companies more aggressively, primarily for discrimination and harassment.
Don’t feel trusted and empowered by your boss? Expected to work or answer e-mails during a sick day or vacation or after work hours? These are among the top two annoyances most likely to push an employee toward the nearest exit, according to findings from an online survey that Utah-based BambooHR conducted June 2014 with 1,034 full-time U.S.
ORLANDO, FLA.--Let’s say you work at “The Happiest Place on Earth.” What’s your two-word employee mission?
Well, predictably, it’s “create happiness.” And while it may sound simple, creating an environment where more than 60,000 workers strive to do that each and every day is nothing short of a Herculean task for Walt Disney World’s HR department. It requires teaching employees to go above and beyond, to prepare for the unexpected, to lead by example, and to always—always—make it look fun.
It’s been about a month since the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference in Orlando. By now, those of us who attended have settled back into the realities of our jobs and day to day life. We’ve probably filed away our notes and stashed our swag, but have we thought about what we actually learned? Have we spent any time at all considering how we can take some of the ideas we gathered and put them into practice?
ORLANDO, FLA—“Culture is established in our brains at a very young age, but cultural understanding is not really intuitive,” said Mercedes Naficy D’Angelo, director of business solutions for the consultancy Cultural Awareness International Inc., during her June 24 session, “Global Competency: Success in Emerging Markets,” at the 2014 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition.
What’s your definition of a high-performance culture?
In his blog titled “Crafting a High-Performance Culture,” SmartRecruiters CEO Jerome Ternynck outlines the ten ingredients that make a high performance culture and says,
I take my profession seriously. This, because, I am in the business of Human Relations. Somehow, some way, I lucked out and found the best job in the world. I am able to help people do their job better, to assist them in finding what is genuinely important, to help share their success, and to attach business results to all of it.
One of the best things about being an entrepreneur is the opportunity to craft your company culture. It’s also one of the hardest, because - let’s face it - you can’t dictate a culture. Ultimately, your company culture is going to be what people make it. But, as a leader, you ought to steer in the right direction.
Is it gossip to spread the news that Ted and Rachel are getting married before Ted and Rachel have announced so publicly?
Is it gossip to speculate whether Carol in accounting is expecting her second child?
Much like a groundswell where a massive storm can create huge waves and a rise in the sea level, a groundswell among large groups of individuals -- using the power of technology and social media to connect -- can create a major surge in support, approval and enthusiasm to accomplish goals. Companies have started using groundswells to inspire consumers to rally around a cause -- and a brand. Procter & Gamble successfully created a groundswell around the Secret brand with their “Fearless” campaign.
In U.S. workplaces, men who speak at length are considered powerful.