The Hidden Cost of Culture Friction

We know BAD cultures hurt you, but what about the decent ones that are misaligned?

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How Do You Know If You're Doing Culture Right?

Maybe we should be auditing our culture work just like we do our financial management.

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Culture Tools Primer

This post is an excerpt from The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement. It discusses a variety of what we call “culture tools” - technologies, software, services and providers that can help move the needle when you’re starting to implement culture plays.

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Increasing Engagement Does NOT Improve Your Culture

Stop trying to fix engagement; fix your culture instead.

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How should you even define "culture?"

We need to apply something more tangible to the term, or else it becomes a “suitcase word” that everyone carries differently.

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How Does Your Culture Foster Connection?

We have to reconcile division of labor with human connection.

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The Brass Tacks of Culture Management

If you want to treat culture as the core management function that it really is, then you need to get started with the basics of culture management. Here’s your guide.

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Here would be an idea: Stop promoting assholes

It doesn’t matter how good your tech is if your managers are awful.

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Tips for Managing a Successful Remote Workforce

Connecting with one another is easier than ever in today's tech heavy world. As more jobs become centered around computer tasks, companies are adjusting their internal policies to work in favor of remote employees.

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This one quote can kill employee engagement

Profits and spreadsheets are important, but they shouldn’t be more important than human beings.

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Turning Employee Experience Data into Operational Excellence

You don't need a Ph.D. in statistics to wield the power of workforce analytics, but you will need to roll your sleeves up and do some important work. There are key principles you must follow to ensure your analytics efforts translate into a concrete plan that will move the needle on both engagement and bottom-line results.

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Improve employee engagement: The "community of strategy"

How the New York Public Library did something remarkable — and remarkably easy — around engagement.

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I can't make you love me: the truth about employee engagement

There are a lot of definitions of employee engagement out there, and they’re all missing the mark. It’s not that they are inaccurate—it’s that the way we define engagement is making it harder, ironically, for us to solve the problem of disengagement.

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Would a "compassionate culture" mean more profits?

It’s worth a shot, right?

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Focus on productivity, not wellbeing (really!)

Just came across this great article about a company that has implemented a 4 day workweek (which is what we would call a “play” in your Culture Playbook). The crux of success for them? “Focus on productivity, not wellbeing.”

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A review of The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement

“This book is an invaluable resource for anyone who manages, supervises or participates with people in a work environment of any type.” - Karyne Messina, Ph.D. - Read the rest of this awesome review!

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Why aren't workplaces more humane?

Is work not humane because the incentive structure for it to be humane isn’t there?

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NEW BOOK IS OUT! THE NON-OBVIOUS GUIDE TO EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

The book is out! Check out The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement (for Millennials, Boomers, and Evreyone Else) today.

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Lots cooking already in 2019!

Hear ye, hear ye! We’re kicking off 2019 with a bang. Here’s some of what we’re up to.

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Upcoming Speaking: Fall 2018

Speaking schedule for Fall 2018

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