First blog of a three-part series   Organizational culture is a major determining factor in the success of an organization and considered by many as one of the most powerful effects on how an organization thinks and behaves.  Organizational culture is found to be applicable in every business around the globe but the types of…

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“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” is a famous quotation attributed to the late business management guru Peter Drucker.  So, why did Drucker make this statement? Because workplace culture is the operationalizing of an organization’s values. Culture guides employee decisions on their technical needs and plans, and how employees interact with others. Good culture creates an…

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“Happy employees are not necessarily productive employees”   Ideally, organizational or workplace culture supports a positive, productive, environment. However, happy employees are not necessarily productive or engaged employees.   In 2010, the Conference Board recorded the lowest level ever on employment satisfaction (Associated Press, 2010).  The level of employees satisfied with their work had dropped four (4)…

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In college I wrote an entire paper on the tone of the legal language used to write my then employer’s dress code. It was an elaborate policy, which had been shaped by multiple years of intense litigation, and as an English student- taking a class on the history of the English language- I was quite…

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I just finished reading “How NetFlix Reinvented HR” in the January-February 2014 issue of the Harvard Business Review and learned about the NetFlix Culture Deck that was created by the company CEO, Reed Hastings and Chief Talent Officer, Patty McCord. The original 2009 presentation was 126 slides and is packed with thoughtful ideas about how…

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What are they? Have you ever felt offended in the workplace by a comment that a co-worker or employee has made, but you might not be sure why you felt offended? Most likely you experienced a microaggression, but you didn’t know. It has happened to us all. What are microaggressions? A microaggression is an intentional…

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Your organization needs to develop capable leaders!  But where do you start?  You’ve got great employees and you see their potential for the future; you envision them advancing into leadership roles, running high performing teams, hitting their goals, and creating a culture that reflects your values.    You know they need intentional development to reach their potential. How…

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“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”- Henry Ford Would you like to…. Foster a more collaborative team environment at your organization? Align your team members’ efforts around a common mission or set of goals? See your team members more connected relationally? Strengthen your team’s ability to communicate with…

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Are Your Managers Doing These Critical Things? Tips for Enhancing Employee Engagement & Motivation Employee engagement is so important to all organizations as it has a profound impact on creating a better workplace culture, reducing staff anxiety, increasing productivity, building a better work and customer relations, all which impact the organization’s bottom line. The first…

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In my previous blog (https://www.invistaperforms.org/why-cant-i-find-employees/) I discussed the impact of the pandemic and reviewed several causes for people not returning to work. This blog will describe some of the steps employers can take to attract candidates. Once things started to return to a state of normalcy, employers expected their employees to return and pick up…

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