Corporate Culture Articles

Creating an atmosphere of excellence and purpose takes time and patience. So does building a support system that favors employees and allows them to do their best every day.


Having spent the majority of my working life in companies with more than 180 years and 350 years of history respectively, I’ve heard my fair share of “But we’ve always done it that way!” internally.

Our organizational alignment research found a strong and aligned culture accounts for 40 percent of the difference between high- and low-performing teams and organizations in terms of revenue growth, profitability, customer satisfaction, leadership effectiveness, and employee engagement.

Ecosystem Exchange: Creating Fundable Companies

On Thursday, May 17, in downtown Greenville, the NEXT organization sponsored an evening with Paul Singh, of ResultsJunkies.com, as well as Brooke Navarro and Ben Freeland, both of whom are investment bankers at Barclay’s. All three came to share their thoughts about what makes companies attractive to investors.

BOSTON (CBS) — As a software engineer, Anish’s Smith’s coding skills are in high demand. But she wanted something more than staring at her computer screen all day. She found it at ezCater, an online catering app for businesses. “Each member of the team is bright, driven, and curious and also kind,” she said.

Real #MeToo incidents in the workplace aren't happening in a vacuum. Whether they are the most egregious examples of sexual harassment and abuse, or more subtle acts of unconscious bias, they all happen within a culture that somehow sanctions them.

Everywhere you turn in 2018, people are talking about politics. That includes your workplace. Since President Donald Trump’s election in November 2016, it seems like you can’t escape the constant drumbeat of other people’s political messages. With so much political talk in the air, what can an employer do to ensure that its employees’ speech is appropriate without violating their rights?

If you want to make your workplace more attractive to today’s workers and keep them happy once they’re hired, your employees should feel a sense of inclusion. Because feeling a strong sense of belonging and comfort is so vital to a healthy company, recruitment and retention skyrockets when employees feel like they work in an office of inclusion.

The Rise of Agile Management

Everything from Nordstrom to Jeep, Amazon to SoundCloud – from Walmart to Skype – from Expedia to Delta, companies have all moved to an agile development process, which has radically changed delivery cycles – and the focus on the user experience is unprecedented.

People calling for a changed culture often are experiencing the painful results of behaviors that are typical in reactive manufacturing organizations. A philosophical intervention is required.

When Mission Doesn't Matter

We've all seen it happen. It's like a scene from a movie. The boss introduces the company's new mission statement. It's a great speech full of noble ideas and inspirational language. There's even colorful new signage with eye-catching graphic design.

While living in a world of noise where we receive messages 24/7, it is easy to overlook the importance of connecting, engaging and building trust with our listeners.

Innovation, productivity, and sustainable growth are a handful of typical priorities for HR leaders and executive teams. So why is there a huge disconnect between what employers and employees believe is necessary to support these priorities?

Financial wellness has long been a hot topic for employees and employers even before millennials started taking jobs while saddled with huge student debt amounts. With tax season mostly over, there’s no better time to discuss how you can help employees be more secure with their finances.

A very recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management, found that 76 percent of non-manager employees who experienced sexual harassment at work within the last year, did not report it. But now, a new HR chatbot, Spot, has been launched, which aims to help reluctant employees log instances of sexual harassment at work, via an anonymous and impartial 3rd party.

Three Steps to Improve Employee Engagement

If employee engagement is such a prized goal, what does internal communications planning need to look like to help achieve it? In this guide, Poppulo guest writer and communications expert Andy Blacknell has identified three areas that provide opportunities for Internal Communication to contribute to driving engagement in their organizations.

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Recruiters are having a hard time these day to find the right talent due to the dearth of good talent. Applicants have more of an upper hand, being able to choose one company over another if it suits their preference.

(CNN)Our prisons are broken. The United States is home to 4.4% of the world's population but nearly 25% of the world's inmates. And while the goal of incarceration is to produce law-abiding and rehabilitated citizens, 75% of released prisoners are arrested again after five years.

Goldman Sachs Pledges 50% of Women Employees on Global Rolls

In an email to employees on 15 March, Goldman Sachs’ CEO Lloyd Blankfein and COO David Solomon have committed to having 50% of women in the company’s workforce globally.

In my 35 years working in the private sector, the thing that appalls me most is incivility in the workplace. People who normally mind their Ps and Qs outside the office or shop can turn into the rudest individuals around. And people who are a little coarse to begin with turn into monsters. It affects everything in an organization from customer service to recruitment and retention.

It’s Time to Re-Educate Ourselves

One of the first stories I worked on at Human Resources was titled: “Most Hongkongers believe robots will take jobs away.” The topic of AI and automation has come up in nearly every interview I have had in the past few months in discussing the future of HR.

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