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.


Corporate culture and its direct byproduct, employee engagement, play a critical role in organizational success. But just because a strong culture and engaged employees are important doesn’t mean they’re easy to attain.

Corporate culture has always been affected negatively and positively by how empowered the voice of the employee is in any organization. Recently, in the wake of the #metoo movement, we’ve seen harrowing examples of management gone wrong, and power running amok.

Recent revelations about poor leadership behaviour powered by the #metoo movement are highlighting that despite policies, procedures and culture, employees still do not feel totally safe to share their observations, concerns and stories of unacceptable or downright abusive treatment without fear of reprisal. That is not acceptable.

What you Need to Know about Knowing your Stuff

Drucker found many professionals failed because they spent more time on office politics than they did on knowing what they were supposed to know. It is unfortunately true that some otherwise skilled professionals don’t “know their stuff” to the extent that they should, and don’t seem much to care.

Cultivate a thriving environment where your workers can flourish by embracing transparency, flexibility and empathy.

Employee Communications and video communications are becoming more intertwined every day in the Human Resources world. Even with technology changing employee engagement, the name of the game is still communication. That’s why I had used that word twice in my title.

Americans are worried, some more than others. The source of worry? Money. And as we are reminded in the lyrics to a song from Cabaret, “Money makes the world go ‘round.” It does. Money buys more than things, it buys choices. And there’s an unhappy percentage of Americans that correctly perceive they have no choices at all. This is why Human Resources departments and companies need to provide health and financial wellness options for employees.

This week marks the third anniversary of Hamilton: An American Musical’s Broadway opening. It’s been a remarkable run. Hamilton now has productions in New York, Chicago, and London, with a traveling company that is touring the U.S., opening most nights to sold-out houses of diehard HamilFans.

Security Should be Part of Your Company’s Culture

Technology has historically moved the dial on where, how and when work is done. In the past, smartphones brought on a new level of mobility and flexibility. Now, voice technology, artificial intelligence and blockchain are revolutionizing the modern workplace. But as digital innovation progresses, the cultural shift around digital security must evolve equally as fast.

Fun fact: the average business today uses over 300 applications to run the enterprise. Employees shift between these apps every two to three minutes, and according to McKinsey, spend almost 50 percent of their time searching for information and managing communications.

You know what Decision Support Tools can do for your organization and your HR department, but from an employee’s perspective, how do these complex digital tools help them?

Developer Rich Geldreich shares what it's really like to work at companies like Valve.

“Learning is the only thing a mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.” Leonardo da Vinci

How Leaders Can Strengthen Their Organizational Culture

What if all social impact organizations held their leaders and staff accountable not only for what they accomplish, but also for how they accomplish it?

A few weeks ago, the Trump administration proposed combining the Department of Labor and the Department of Education into a new Department of Education and the Workforce. This proposal would require Congressional approval, and given how well the two parties and their multitude of factions get along at the moment, this idea is probably Dead on Arrival. However, that doesn't mean we shouldn't do some thinking in terms of Human Resources, particularly recruitment and retention, in the hopes that Washington starts working again.

Companies seeking cybersecurity personnel often hire people with military backgrounds, raising challenging questions about how to best bridge differences in organizational culture, specialists in the field say.

Vacation days, time off, and generally an intuitive, positive, supportive work environment attract the best job candidates. In all industries trying to improve their millennial engagement, corporate culture is the backbone of company’s efforts. Nothing improves and builds a positive corporate culture like a fair, easy-to-use time-off system.

What happens when you have a difference of opinion with someone? I got to test out that question in the opening session of SHRM18.

THE COURT CASE that could decide Uber’s future in one of its most important global markets, London, started today.

Most American workers are workaholics and refuse to take time off work. Studies reveal that more than half are leaving their vacation time unused. While most businesses appreciate the dedication and commitment of hardworking employees to their companies, employers need to encourage their workers to take time off and enjoy a fun summer vacation. It will do wonders not only for their physical and mental health but their overall job-performance in the company.

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