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Is culture really important?

Every organization has a culture, whether it’s clearly articulated or not.  So what exactly is “culture”?  Merriam Webster simply defines it as a “way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization.”  Defining the culture always comes down to articulating the values and beliefs of the leadership.  For example, if family values are a core belief of leadership, the culture will be one that supports a strong work/life balance focus.  Or if innovation is important to the leadership, the culture will be one of continuous improvement and leadership in the market.  Apple is an obvious example of an innovation culture.  So if vision represents what an organization is trying to achieve, culture defines how people are going to behave and what values they are going to embrace while they strive to achieve that vision. 

Posted by Rick DeMarco at 11:00am

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Infographic: Shocking Employee Engagement Statistics

An interesting infographic by Officevibe captures popular misconceptions regarding employee engagement in the workplace. It stresses the importance of having committed employees and the overall impact they have on the success of the company.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 5:45pm

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The Power of Reciprocity in Business

The power of reciprocation is one of the strongest human elements that affect our behavior. A simple act of aid or generosity goes a long way. Robert Cialdini, Author of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, explains that even in circumstances where we are not obligated to give back, we still feel a need to do so, because of the power of reciprocation. This natural tendency that all humans possess can be effectively used to strengthen your internal and external brand.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 2:53pm

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Employee Engagement: Increasing Organizational Success One Company at a Time

According to a recent extensive study conducted by Harvard Business Review (HBR), employee engagement is becoming a top priority for senior executives making 2014 the year for employees. Gathering data from companies all over the world, HBR has discovered that around 71% of people believe that employee engagement is a critical component to having a successful organization.  As a result, top executives across the globe are pumping the breaks to reevaluate the way they do business.  Rather than focusing all of their attention on incremental revenue, smart companies are turning to their employees for innovative growth. 

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 4:53am

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