How company culture affects employee engagement


What is Employee Engagement? While many leaders think employee engagement surveys alone can improve their organization, CultureIQ’s decades of research show that improving overall culture is a far more effective way to improve business outcomes and propel growth.

5 must-read culture books


Collectively, the CultureIQ family has read an extraordinary amount of books on culture. Not to mention, we’ve even contributed to a few.

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We need change leaders to save lives: How can you be one?


By Paul M. Mastrangelo. CultureIQ first published this updated article on March 3, 2020. . Generically, change leaders are those who are willing to engage in the new behaviors and do so publicly so that others know about it.

The Role of Leadership in Changing Organizational Culture


Importance of Leadership in Changing Organizational Culture.

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

A Guide to Defining Your Company Values


What are company values? Company values are how organizations define the core pillars of their identity and principles which also affect the way they conduct their business. Every company has a unique set of core values and they support the vision and decision making processes within the organization. Defining your company’s values. Core values are really important. They are an essential and guiding force helping your company grow and strengthening organizational culture.

Take diversity and inclusion to the next level in your company culture


By Paul M. Mastrangelo. Have you ever thought you were doing all you could do, only to discover that you had another level of output?

Best practices for onboarding remote employees


One of the primary goals of employee onboarding is to help new hires acclimate to the social and professional expectations of their new work environment so that they can proceed comfortably and effectively in their roles.

Culture Scout: 4 reports of rough terrain on the road to better culture


This week’s Culture Scout journeys along the rocky road to meaningful culture change. Why do firms spend significant money and time on efforts to improve their business culture, but often stumble? How can they dust themselves off and do it right this time? .

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Want to really live your brand? Just eat it


When your company launches a whole new logo and look, it can take time for your team to get used to the change – and to incorporate it into the information they give to clients, partners and colleagues outside your organization.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

5 Examples of Common Miscommunications in the Workplace — and How to Overcome Them


Miscommunication at work – the what, why, and how. What is workplace miscommunication? Workplace miscommunication is misinterpretation or misconstrued messages that can potentially lead to internal conflict and/or employee dissatisfaction. Language is a beautiful yet tricky art form.

Culture Scout: 2 stories, 1 lament and an art-filled video, all about commuting


Where exactly are commuters going and what are they doing in this pandemic-weary world? This week’s Culture Scout sheds light on their journey. Are bike superhighways in our future? Four architecture firms share their visions of post-COVID cities in this visual story from the Guardian.

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Culture Scout: 2 articles and a video story about boundaries


School is (sorta) back and work is ramping up, so it’s a good time this week to look at our boundary issues. We’ve found three helpful articles that draw the lines between work and life and give culture a lift: 1. Check email less often.

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10 stats you need to know about culture, COVID and work


The coronavirus pandemic is still far from over, and so are the concerns of HR leaders and working people over getting what they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.

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eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

A Quotable Timeline: 6 leaders on why they’re giving employees Election Day off


In this loudly divisive election year, both parties agree that the vote you cast on Nov. 3 may be the most important one in your lifetime. And thanks to the pandemic, it also will likely be the most stressful if you have to vote in person at the polls. .

Culture Scout: 1 interactive, a survey and a podcast


This week’s Culture Scout touches on upheaval from climate change and the disasters they spawn, second thoughts on full-remote working and brainstorming from a distance. Here’s what we found: 1. How climate change will displace Americans.

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Not So Fast: Get rid of surveys at your peril


By Scott Young. We get it. Human Resources is frustrated with surveys that don’t yield good insights or pathways to positive results. HR’s pain is so acute that when the Wall Street Journal published an essay Aug.

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The Chill of Competition: Why office rivalry is risky


Remote work isn’t just keeping employees apart, it’s raising the tension bar among them, according to a recent survey by global staffing firm Robert Half.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Culture Scout: 2 good reads and 1 good listen


This week’s Culture Scout uncovers a trove of survey data on trust and racial injustice, authors who take innovation down a notch, and an old, gold look at why meetings can be so awful. Take a look: 1. A survey surfaces glaring trust issues around return to work. A Sept.

Coronavirus Suggestion Box: Ways we can work, help and cope


We’re all certainly washing and distancing these days, but some of us are also ideating. When things look grim, we need people to think of ways to make life better, and as it turns out, there’s a lot of thinking going on in this coronavirus pandemic.

Culture Scout: 3 things to read this week


We’ve scoped out a few good things to read this week that won’t take up a lot of your time, but will give you some insights, fun and maybe even some surprises. Here’s our Culture Scout reading list for the week of August 31: 1. Guy Raz on remote work, and how he built this book.

CultureLaunch Live Zoomcast – Join Us on Fridays!


Welcome to CultureIQ’s new CultureLaunch Zoomcast, in which our culture experts are on a mission to answer your workplace culture questions and offer guidance that can help your company thrive, no matter what turbulence is ahead. We’ll also dish & discuss the latest company culture news, to help you stay on top of workplace trends and disruptions. CultureLaunch Live sessions are free, live and happen on Fridays at 1 p.m. ET, 12 noon CT. Register Now.

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Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

Culture Scout: A perfect week to de-stress with 4 articles and a viral Tiktok


If ever there was a week to just to sit, meditate and take a moment (OK maybe lots of moments) it was this politically and pandemically charged one. So Culture Scout devoted itself to finding calming content that focuses on helping employees take it easier. Settle in, relax, and take a look: Just breathe. Studies and research at Harvard and Yale are providing a very simple answer to the knotty issue of reducing stress – meditative breathing.

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4 ways that companies can be truly inclusive


By Jawaun Brown. Skyrocketing public and political support of the Black Lives Matter movement has created an urgent effort among companies to look inwards and ask themselves what they can do to be a part of the solution. Corporate America’s acceptance of the decades-long status quo has suddenly become unacceptable.

Change the odds for workplace transformation


“Change is disturbing when it is done to us, exhilarating when it is done by us.”. — Rosabeth Moss Kanter. In business, not changing is not an option. Technology and globalization have seen to that. But trying to impose a transformation onto a workforce that’s not ready for it can produce fear, frustration and, ultimately, failure. Unfortunately, this scenario is almost an industry standard: about 70 percent of workplace change efforts fail, according to some estimates.

Happy employees = happy customers


“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.”. Doug Conant, former CEO of Campbell Soup. A company is doing something right if both their employees and customers are happy. We know about the importance of culture in building sustainable employee satisfaction, and the importance of customer satisfaction. But, as Doug Conant suggests, is there also a connection between the two? The short answer is yes, and a strong connection at that.

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How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

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Want to Bet on a Super Bowl Winner? Take a Good Look at Team Culture.


As the 53rd Super Bowl sprints to kickoff, analysts, pundits and moneyballers are furiously sifting through mountains of data to determine which team–Patriots or Rams–has the winning edge. Statistics about injuries, coaching strategies, team history, even game-day weather, are being … The post Want to Bet on a Super Bowl Winner? Take a Good Look at Team Culture. appeared first on CultureIQ.

Culture and strategy can’t be served separately


By Ryan Cooke . We’ve all heard the Peter Drucker phrase “culture eats strategy for breakfast,” and really, if your culture isn’t properly aligned with strategy, you’ll get indigestion. Simply put, organizational strategy is the set of action steps put in place to achieve long-term goals and organizational culture is how and why work gets done. These definitions inextricably link culture with strategy, yet so often, culture does not support strategy and vice versa.

Listening is essential work


The smoke is not even close to clearing from the pandemic and the racial-justice protests tearing through the world, but already we are searching for answers to the culprits behind these human-borne upheavals. Why didn’t we see and heed warning signs before tragedy struck? Why did we pretend things were not so serious and dismiss those who sounded alarm bells over and over again?

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Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

5 Must-Read Culture Books


Collectively, the CultureIQ family has read an extraordinary amount of books on culture. Not to mention, we’ve even written a few. For example; the actual textbook on Company Culture ). We eat, sleep and breathe this topic and have curated … The post 5 Must-Read Culture Books appeared first on CultureIQ. Community Culture Culture Management company culture corporate culture culture insights organizational culture

CultureIQ: What do we stand for?


CEO LETTER. These days, nearly every organization has some sort of mechanism in place to gather feedback from their employees. Perhaps they do it once a year, perhaps more. That’s a good thing, right? The trouble is that too many organizations equate establishing a listening program with building culture. Leaders in these organizations will busy themselves with comparisons and comments, address an issue here or there, and then rinse and repeat in the years to come. The right question to ask.

How Agile Companies Use Pulse Surveys


Thanks to advancements in technology, companies are becoming more agile. More dynamic workplaces, though, means more changes occur. According to our research, 57% of employees experienced significant change, including layoffs, mergers , acquisitions, and restructuring. Thankfully, advancements in technology … The post How Agile Companies Use Pulse Surveys appeared first on CultureIQ. Listening Program Pulse Surveys pulse surveys

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Four Ways to Show Your Employees You Care


Relationships are built through a thousand little interactions. Each either strengthens or diminishes the bond between people or organizations. However, things move quickly. And there are often competing priorities—customers, competitors, investors, markets and life. But it is your employees who … The post Four Ways to Show Your Employees You Care appeared first on CultureIQ. Culture Management Employee Appreciation Quick Tips

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.