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Company Culture

The Secret of Ugly Sweater Day

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 12.17.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

This type of outpouring of creativity, fun and group effort is what makes a company a great culture. It's what proves the point that employees are more than the roles they fill in any company.

The 4 Biggest Hiring Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

David Finkel | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
David Finkel

If you're like most entrepreneurs you've learned how to hire the old-fashioned way - by painful trial and error. The problem with that (besides the cost and heartache) is that even if you've found things that work, you're likely not hiring as well as you could giving a bit of outside coaching.

4 Barriers to Scaling Your Company

David Finkel | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business
David Finkel

Here is a summary of the conclusions we drew about the four barriers to scaling your company -- and how you can get through and past each one. You'll notice that each of these barriers is about your mindset first, and the business only second.

5 Ways to Raise the Accountability Bar Inside Your Company

David Finkel | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
David Finkel

It's one thing to create a grand plan to grow your company, it is a whole other thing to get your team consistently executing.

Are CEO's Too Burned Out to Think?

Jennifer V. Miller | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Jennifer V. Miller

Well, now that's a scary thought coming from the CEO of an immense global organization, especially one that manufactures products in which safety is paramount.

Why Control Is a Trap That Will Slow Your Business Growth

David Finkel | Posted 11.12.2014 | Small Business
David Finkel

Have you ever felt like you're trapped by your business? Either you continue to put in the hours and make all the key decisions, or you step back and the business might falter? This is a false dilemma.

Build Strong Relationships

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

The process of connecting with your professional team begins with becoming acquainted with them as individuals. Try to learn and understand their strengths and their goals, professional as well as personal.

Want To Be A Great Leader? Start Acting Weirder

| AJ Agrawal | Posted 09.29.2014 | Small Business

For some reason, leaders struggle to embrace their "inner weirdness." But if you don't figure out how to do it, you'll miss out on one of the simplest...

The Business of Business Culture: Shift From Blame to Brave

Mona Patel | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Mona Patel

A blame company culture chips away at employee morale, wastes precious resources and suppresses employees' innovative, proactive mindsets.

How Companies Scored Productivity Goals During The World Cup

Jay O’Connor | Posted 07.13.2014 | Small Business
Jay O’Connor

Considering that most matches were played during weekday afternoons in the U.S., this could have been bad news for business productivity. But for many, it wasn't.

Secrets and Whispers: No Way to Build a Healthy Company Culture

Jennifer V. Miller | Posted 07.29.2014 | Technology
Jennifer V. Miller

These products present three leadership challenges, all stemming from the apps' problematic foundation: How do you create a thriving organization when the product itself runs counter to creating a positive and healthy workplace environment?

Bringing Joy and Fun to Your Company Culture

Karin Volo | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

Did you know the average 4-year-old laughs 300 times a day, and for the average 40-year-old it might be four times? Amazing companies are bringing the...

The Singularity of Organization Is Influence

Stephanie Michele | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

Generating, moderating and channeling influence has become the most important thing that any company can invest in, so why aren't more doing it?

Bring #LoveWeek to Your Company!

Karin Volo | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

MindValley is a progressive personal development company based in Malaysia. It is also one of the Most Amazing Company models that we featured in our newly released best selling book on employee engagement called Engage!

Why You Should Make Your Next Company Event a Family Affair

Louis Efron | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Louis Efron

The best form of engagement is still simple: showing you care for your employees and their loved ones. This is why I have always made a practice of inviting spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, and children to my company events.

Best Places to Work: (Your Company Here)

Posted 12.11.2013 | Business

It's no coincidence that the same qualities that make your company a great place to work can also help you grow your business. Think about it: A great...

Why Corporate Retreats Need to Make a Comeback

John Rampton | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
John Rampton

Corporate retreats have transformed to perform a vital service for businesses that ultimately generates more revenue without the wastefulness of past generations.

4 Ways To Create An Irresistible Office Culture

Yaniv Masjedi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Yaniv Masjedi

My firm enjoys experimenting with culture-related activities and likes to keep it light and fun around the office. We hire for cultural fit and attitude and our dedication to keeping our employees happy has paid dividends in our bottom line success.

Jenn Lim Talks Meaningful Workplace Culture Sharing for Distributed Teams

Jason King | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Jason King

There has been no shortage of web ink dedicated lately to the topic of teams having their work from home agreements limited or terminated, Yahoo! being most notable among these. But what if geographical distribution of your team is necessary for effective functioning of your business?

10 Ways To Add Culture - Cheaply

Kristina Wilson | Posted 10.27.2013 | Small Business
Kristina Wilson

From free lunches of Krispy Kreme bacon cheese burgers and ping pong tables to "20% time" and free childcare, companies are in a race to snag the best talent with amazing and over the top cultures. Unfortunately, as a small business, resources are typically scarce leading owners to believe that culture is not something they can afford.

Company Culture Is Yours to Set, Consider it Wisely

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

It is important for all entrepreneurs to know that you have one chance to set the culture for your company, and it is at the very beginning.

Busting the Myth on Company Culture

David Hassell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Small Business
David Hassell

Great culture and high performance go hand-in-hand. The bottom line is that when you create a great environment for your employees and your value and mission align with your team, they'll love you, stick around, and have the motivation to work harder and smarter.

WATCH: Susan And Lee McIntire On Sustainability And Balance

Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living

What does sustainability have to do with success? Everything, according to Lee McIntire, CEO and Chairman of CH2M HILL, the country's largest engi...

10 Lessons Big Employers Can Learn From Startups

Heather Huhman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

Startups are leading the way in creating great work environments. By following a few lessons from startups, large employers will be able to meet the needs of their employees and provide a rewarding work experience.

Don't Create an Employer Brand - Create a Culture Brand

Kes Thygesen | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Kes Thygesen

In a poll of 4,500 job seekers by CareerBuilder and Inavero, job seekers reported that when researching a company for a job, they most frequently run a Google search, read recent news about the company online, check the company's Facebook presence and follow them on Twitter.