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Corporate Culture

Changing to Hit a Moving Target

Randy Pennington | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Every leader has, at some point, felt that everything is harder than it should be. Maybe the team is stressed from pushing itself harder than normal. Perhaps open communication has been compromised due to perceptions about motives or intent.

The Bizarre Way Wearing Masks Helps Employees Relax

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Van Winkle's

Why a company would go to such extreme (and unsettling) measures to shield the emotions of their employees is a mystery. Perhaps they're taking the phrase "office drones" a bit too seriously.

Fostering Innovation: Mars Drinks' Coffee Shop Culture

Jacob Morgan | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This month's content on the future of work was made possible by my friends at Work Market. Work Market is a freelance management system that brings fr...

As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

What Is an Employee?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This episode of The Future in 5, I talk about what an employee is. This is a very basic, simple concept that many of us do not pay attention to even though it is a part of our daily lives.

In dialogue With Jack and Suzy Welch (Video)

Sharad Khare | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Sharad Khare

While at a conference of over 4000 delegates and hundreds of dynamic speakers and presenters, there were two keynotes that everyone was waiting for on the main stage. Jack and Suzy Welch not only had presence, but an abundance of relevance to everyone that watched them on that stage.

5 Outdated Workplace Practices

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This episode of The Future In 5 I wanted to talk about the five workplace practices that are completely out-of-date. They are 1) hierarchy, 2) working...

4 Steps to Making Mindfulness Work in Business

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

Mindfulness is trending in the business world, but that doesn't mean every manager has bought in. The biggest obstacle to changing corporate culture is getting leaders to see the value of such programs. I know about this challenge first-hand, as we recently added a new global mindfulness program at SAP.

Lessons on Building Company Culture from the Chicago Blackhawks

JD Gershbein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Chicago
JD Gershbein

Winning a championship in any professional sport is a war of attrition. Getting to the top in the National Hockey League takes added resolve and finesse. An 80-game season alone takes its toll on teams.

Way To Go Liz Dolan!

Keven Bellows | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Keven Bellows

In the June 18th issue of Fortune magazine, Liz Dolan, CMO of Fox International Channels, publicly resigned from the board of QuickSilver,Inc. because...

Women in the Workplace: The One Thing Companies Can Do to Retain Female Employees (And it Doesn't Cost a Dime!)

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

When it comes to Work-Life balance, few topics are more divisive among employees and management than the issue of workplace flexibility, especially if you are a Mom (or Dad) trying to juggle the pressures of parenting and want to move up the ranks to an Executive.

Is Culture of Overwork Behind Women's Stalled Advancement?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

The speculated reason why fewer women than men reach the leadership ranks has changed over time. From the early to mid-1990s, most explanations for the discrepancy at the top pointed to sexism and sexual harassment of women, according to research from Harvard Business School (HBS).

Overcoming the Biggest Barriers to Innovation

Deb Owen | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Deb Owen

Innovation. As a key to competitiveness, everyone is seeking it. Following the typical business- mindset, most search for the process, the seven easy steps to follow, to create innovation that has the greatest impact.

#TheFuturein5 Episode 43: The #1 Thing Your Business Should Do For The Future of Work

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

I always ask organizations why they do certain things ─ why they offer certain perks, why they create open office space, what they think about when it comes to the future of work.

America's Competition Fetish Kills Creativity and Produces Human Sheep

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

In the view of Margaret Heffernan, author of A Bigger Prize: Why Competition Isn't Everything, and How We Do Better, teaching competition from the earliest years produces adults who fail at creative thinking and generates a society where cheating is incentivized and people never learn to collaborate. In the following interview, she explains why this failure puts us all at risk.

Three Ways to Restore Human Value in Corporate Cultures

Kare Anderson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

In most companies today, the focus of attitudes, language and behavior is on task excellence and achieving results. This is necessary, but insufficient.

Slow Down to Go Fast

Randy Pennington | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Regardless of how fast your company is today, the marketplace expects and rewards being faster and more nimble. Current success proves that correct choices were made yesterday.

Employee Rewards and Recognition: How to Create a More Engaged Environment

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Achievers is known for its employee recognition platform that you may have heard of and some of you may be using in your organization.

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Being A Single, Career-Oriented Woman in Your Twenties

Natalie Bacon | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Natalie Bacon

I was recently told by a guy that he didn't think it was a good idea for us to continue dating because I was "too career-oriented." [Insert the deer in headlights, eyes bulging emoji].

#TheFuturein5 Episode 36: What's Going on With Zappos and Holacracy

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this episode of the Future in Five, I discuss the recent news about Zappos and the fact that hundreds of employees are leaving the 1,500-person company as a result of its implementation of something called "holacracy."

'Inclusion Is Bad for Business'

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Inclusion has never expanded my opportunities, or tapped into my creative excellence to solve organizational problems. But engagement has. This is because inclusion is about the company choosing which aspects of me to embrace. When I'm engaged, not only do I excel, the company wins.

#TheFuturein5 Episode 35: Inside the Offices of LinkedIn!

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This is a very special episode of The Future in Five where I take a look inside the offices of LinkedIn.

#TheFuturein5 Episode 34: Are Open Office Spaces Good or Bad?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

There have been quite a few articles written recently around open office spaces and why we need to get rid of them, why they're bad for engagement, why they're bad for productivity, and on and on why they are so bad for organizations.

#TheFuturein5 Episode 33: Does Dress Code at Work Matter?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Short answer: yes! However, it is part of a big picture where a lot of things come into play: dress code, corporate culture, technologies that you use, etc.

Define Your Culture Before It Defines You

Alex Budak | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Alex Budak

The truth is that your organization is going to have a culture whether you, as the leader, define it or not. Even the lack of culture is, in and of itself, a culture. So the question is: will you step up and define your culture? Or will you just sit back and let it define you?