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New Findings: The Power of Organizational Culture in Driving Financial Performance


In the ever-changing landscape of business, the significance of organizational culture in influencing financial performance cannot be overstated. According to a recent survey conducted by Heidrick & Struggles, a premier provider of global leadership advisory and talent solutions, CEOs across the globe are recognizing the pivotal role that culture plays in driving business outcomes. The survey, titled "Aligning culture with the bottom line: Putting people first," provides valuable insights into how CEOs are strategically integrating culture into their business agendas, leading to positive financial results.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 12:00am

7 Recommendations to Improve Cultural and Purpose Alignment


When it comes to the success of a company, corporate culture and purpose play a crucial role. The way employees interact with customers directly correlates with the values and purpose embraced by the entire organization. Creating a culture-driven, high-performing, and engaged company starts with action, internal behavior, accountability, and effective internal communication.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 12:00am

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Are you Experiencing Culture Change


The other day, I received a report from Quantum Workplace, stating that 65 percent of employees had perceived a shift in their organization’s culture over the last two years. Considering the pandemic’s impact, this makes sense; however, the number still seems low. With an increase in remote work, restaurant business closure, etc., I would have expected the number to be much higher, around 75 to 85 percent. I anticipated a change in cultural understanding when I wrote a blog post two years ago entitled DISCONNECTEDNESS. APART NOT ALONE.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 12:00am

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Brand Health

TEN things you can do to INSURE your brand’s health

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 12:00am

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Feelings Matter at WORK

Are “FEELINGS” a leading indicator of your company’s culture?

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 12:00am

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Now you have a VISION, MISSION, VALUES, PURPOSE and CULTURE: now what should your company do?


 Lately, I have been having some stimulating conversations with CEO’s and CMO’s about Vision/ Mission, Culture and Brand Purpose. They have many questions regarding how often should these ideas be revisited? How should they be cascaded throughout the company and by whom? They wonder whether they should address Vision/ Mission, Culture and Brand Purpose with internal resources, or secure the help of their agencies and consulting firms?

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 12:00am

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Employee Engagement IS Important, Yet it is still a low management priority - Why?

As most of my readers and followers know, Inward and I have been huge supporters of employee engagement for over 20 years. One piece of research after another supports the proposition that employee engagement is a decisive factor in company success. Research from EEA (Enterprise Engagement Association) has data that says companies with high levels of employee engagement have higher shareholder value and revenue.  Gallup research indicates that high employee engagement contributes to higher productivity and revenue growth. I just saw some recent study that suggests that less than 50% of the employees understand the brand idea and even fewer understand what they're supposed to do to support the brand value proposition. So, it comes as no surprise what the Temkin Group has just released regarding their “Employee Engagement Competency & Maturity, 2018”.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 12:00am

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employee engagement contribute culture


For those of you who are regular readers of our blogs, you know that we generally don’t cut and paste articles or press releases from other sources. However, today I came across an interesting piece from Paychex that ran on PRNewswire that is worthy of attention. Instead of paraphrasing it, I thought I’d just run it in its entirety with a link to the actual source of the report. The announcement is about a recently released Paychex Pulse HR survey that was recently conducted among HR professionals at one of their annual conferences. In a nutshell, they say that there is a strong commitment to talent management, as 85% of respondents said they're focusing on company culture to drive results.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 12:00am

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Proper alignment of employee and customer enagagement contribute to a brand culture


Creating a large pool of loyal customers is extremely important to the sustainability of a business, but it is the employees that are the enabler of the products and innovations.  Having loyal employees and loyal customers allow companies to sell products more successfully than average. Great products and excellent employee service are crucial to creating loyal customers and growing a business.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 12:00am

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