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Achieving Cultural Harmony

Organisational culture is an important ingredient required to accomplish your business goals. How can you tackle the challenge of creating one friendly, high-performance and cohesive culture from a culturally diverse workforce?
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How To Shape Organisational Culture

By Jerome Parisse-Brassens

Picture this organisation. Staff feel wary. They blame management, their colleagues, systems and processes, for everything going wrong. They speak a lot, but do not listen. Feedback is always about negatives. As a consequence staff prefer to keep their heads down and focus on their part of the process. They create workarounds, but don’t mention it for fear of being blamed. The Chief Executive has the best intentions in the world and tries to share the vision, but leaders lack people skills and the message doesn’t flow through to lower levels. As a consequence staff feel disempowered. And the list goes on. The outcome? Poor business results.

Organisational Culture Change: Engineered Success

by Jerome Parisse-Brassens

Organisational culture - or workplace culture as some would call it - is created when a group of people work together to achieve a common goal, or simply share a working environment. Employees, are the product of an organisation's culture, but at the same time, shape and influence the culture they work in.

Building A Better Workplace Culture

by James Adonis

The best cultures are ones in which employees feel big - despite being small - because they're connected and relevant. They're active participants in the goings-on of the everyday activities and events around them.

3 Steps To Improving Your Workplace Culture

by Marie-Claire Ross

The culture of a company determines its profitability, staff happiness and even how likely staff are to injure themselves at work. Discover three core areas that every senior leader needs to keep in balance in order to create a positive workplace safety culture.

The Impact Of Culture On Profits

by Tom FitzGerald

Everyone knows, at some level, that corporate performance arises from the human dynamic - without it the company does not exist. With it, there occurs either success or, if the dynamic is negative, failure. It is often referred to as corporate culture. So what does culture consist of that can be directly measured?

Leveraging The Leader's Role In Creating Culture

by Kevin Eikenberry

Culture is like a big invisible lever that moves your organisation and impacts productivity, retention, customer satisfaction and much more. Once you see the lever, you can begin to adjust it and move your organisation in new directions. Once you understand what culture is, you have the lever to create that movement.

Culture Fit

by Sue Barrett

What is Culture Fit? Well the first place you are likely to hear about Culture Fit is when you are recruiting for new staff or being recruited yourself.

Great Performer But They Don't Fit The Culture

by Sue Barrett

Sound familiar? A 'good', maybe even 'great', person is recruited and hits the ground running, kicking goals in the new role, however within a short space of time they have alienated their team, decided that the role is not for them, and left the organisation. As we know the cost of this selection is huge and begs the question, why did this 'great' person not work out?

Weeding Out The Turf Wars

by Andrew O'Keeffe

Most people complain about "silos" in their organisation. Unless you work in a small organisation, you are likely to be frustrated by internal rivalries and turf protection. What is it about human nature that explains this near-universal experience? And through the knowledge of human instincts, what can we do to minimise the problem?

Tough Times Are Good Times To Celebrate!

by Mark Sanborn

Celebrating during the tough times might be even more important than celebrating when times are good. Good celebrations should happen because of, and in spite of, tough times.

The Redundancy Aftermath: Culture Focus A Must

by Human Synergistics

As redundancies start taking place, business leaders need to understand that a failure to focus on the culture left behind will be detrimental to staff performance - and the ultimate survival of the organisation.

Five Signs That Your Culture's In Trouble

by Ruth Haag

How do you determine if things are off-track and your culture is in trouble? Here are some clear signs.

Managing A Global Culture

by Brian Sorge

A defining moment occurs when companies start to expand beyond their country's borders. At that point in time, they must ask themselves what doing business across borders will really mean to their company and, of course, to their people.

Creating A Culture Of Serving Your Employees

by Bob Livingston

It's very uncomplicated really. If you put your employees first, your clients will feel as though they have been put first. That is the subtle translation of how great companies, who sincerely value their employees, become great partners to their clients and are the leaders in their field.

Guess What I Just Heard ... Handling Gossip In The Workplace

by Andrew O'Keeffe

Given that gossip is natural and will inevitably occur, how can leaders use this insight constructively?

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